Fifth of July

Comedy - Original

New Apollo Theatre

Data not verified
  • First Preview: October 28, 1980
  • Opening Date: November 5, 1980
  • Closing Date: January 24, 1982
  • Previews: 9
  • Performances: 511

Playwright: Lanford Wilson

Synopsis

A paraplegic Vietnam War veteran prepares to sell his family's Missouri homestead to fellow college radicals of the 1960. This is one of Lanford Wilson's three plays about the Talley family.

 

Opening Night Cast

Christopher Reeve Kenneth Talley, Jr.
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Opening Night Production Credits

  Lanford Wilson Writer
  Marshall W. Mason Director
John Lee Beatty John Lee Beatty Scenic Design
  Laura Crow Costume Design
  Dennis Parichy Lighting Design
  Chuck London Sound Design
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Shows That Opened That Season: 1980 - 1981

 
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Awards


Drama Desk Award

Year Category Name Winner/Nominee
1981 Outstanding Featured Actor in a Play Jeff Daniels Nominee
1981 Outstanding Featured Actress in a Play Swoosie Kurtz Winner
1981 Outstanding Lighting Design Dennis Parichy Nominee
1978 Outstanding New Play   Nominee
1981 Outstanding New Play   Nominee
1981 Outstanding Set Design John Lee Beatty Winner

Outer Critics Circle

Year Category Name Winner/Nominee
1981 Outstanding Actress in a Play Swoosie Kurtz Winner

Tony Award

Year Category Name Winner/Nominee
1981 Direction of a Play Marshall W. Mason Nominee
1981 Featured Actress in a Play Swoosie Kurtz Winner
1981 Lighting Design (Play or Musical) Dennis Parichy Nominee
1981 Play   Nominee
1981 Scenic Design (Play or Musical) John Lee Beatty Nominee
 
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