The Playboy of the Western World

Comedy - Revival

Vivian Beaumont Theater

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  • First Preview: December 26, 1970
  • Opening Date: January 7, 1971
  • Closing Date: February 20, 1971
  • Previews: 13
  • Performances: 52

Music: John Duffy

Playwright: John Millington Synge

Synopsis

A mysterious man stumbles into an Irish pub, claiming he is fleeing his farm after killing his father. The locals, including a barmaid who is attracted to the man, are more interested in enjoying the man's story than in condemning him, in John Millington Synge's play.

 

Opening Night Cast

David Birney Christy Mahon
James Blendick in The Playboy of the Western World James Blendick Shawn Keogh
Philip Bosco in The Playboy of the Western World Philip Bosco Jimmy Farrell
James Cook Townsperson
Maury Cooper Townsperson
Tandy Cronyn Honor Blake
Stephen Elliott Old Mahon
Herb Foster in The Playboy of the Western World Herb Foster Bellman
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Opening Night Production Credits

  John Millington Synge Writer
  John Duffy Music
  John Hirsch Director
Douglas W. Schmidt Douglas W. Schmidt Scenic Design
Douglas W. Schmidt Douglas W. Schmidt Costume Design
  John Gleason Lighting Design
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Shows That Opened That Season: 1970 - 1971

 
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Awards


Theatre World

Year Category Name Winner/Nominee
1971 Theatre World Award Martha Henry Winner
 
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