On Golden Pond

Comedy - Original

New Apollo Theatre

Data not verified
  • First Preview: February 21, 1979
  • Opening Date: February 28, 1979
  • Closing Date: June 16, 1979
  • Previews: 5
  • Performances: 126

Playwright: Ernest Thompson


An elderly couple enjoy their latest summer in a cottage on a Maine lake, as they come to terms with the husband's advancing age and his ongoing estrangement from his newly engaged daughter.


Opening Night Cast

Tom Aldredge in On Golden Pond Tom Aldredge Norman Thayer, Jr.
Frances Sternhagen in On Golden Pond Frances Sternhagen Ethel Thayer
Barbara Andres Chelsea Thayer Wayne
Mark Bendo Billy Ray
Ronn Carroll in On Golden Pond Ronn Carroll Charlie Martin
Stan Lachow in On Golden Pond Stan Lachow Bill Ray
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Opening Night Production Credits

Ernest Thompson Ernest Thompson Writer
  Craig Anderson Director
  Steven Rubin Scenic Design
  Steven Rubin Costume Design
  Craig Miller Lighting Design
  David Rapkin Sound Design
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Drama Desk Award

Year Category Name Winner/Nominee
1979 Outstanding Actor in a Play Tom Aldredge Nominee
1979 Outstanding Actress in a Play Frances Sternhagen Nominee
1979 Outstanding Costume Design Steven Rubin Nominee
1979 Outstanding New Play   Nominee
1979 Outstanding Set Design Steven Rubin Nominee

Tony Award

Year Category Name Winner/Nominee
1979 Actress in a Play Frances Sternhagen Nominee
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