Drama - Original

Mitzi E. Newhouse Theatre

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  • First Preview:
  • Opening Date: April 21, 1976
  • Closing Date: June 5, 1977
  • Previews: 0
  • Performances: 478

Playwright: David Rabe


A group of soldiers in a Virginia army barracks struggle to cope with their racial, homophobic and other personal torments and insensitivities as they wonder if they will ever see combat in Vietnam.


Opening Night Cast

Terry Alexander Roger
Peter Evans Richie
Dorian Harewood Carlyle
Miklos Horvath M.P.
Michael Kell Martin
Kenneth McMillan Sgt. Rooney
Mark Metcalf Clark, M.P.
Les Roberts Hinson, M.P.
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Opening Night Production Credits

  David Rabe Writer
Mike Nichols Mike Nichols Director
Tony Walton Tony Walton Scenic Design
  Bill Walker Costume Design
  Ronald Wallace Lighting Design
  J. Roy Helland Wigmaster
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Clarence Derwent Award

Year Category Name Winner/Nominee
1976 Most Promising Male Performer Peter Evans Winner

Drama Desk Award

Year Category Name Winner/Nominee
1976 Outstanding Actor in a Play Peter Evans Nominee
1976 Outstanding Director of a Play Mike Nichols Nominee
1976 Outstanding New Play   Winner

New York Drama Critics' Circle

Year Category Name Winner/Nominee
1976 Best American Play David Rabe Winner

Tony Award

Year Category Name Winner/Nominee
1977 Direction of a Play Mike Nichols Nominee
1977 Play   Nominee
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