Tragedy - Revival

Lunt-Fontanne Theatre

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  • First Preview:
  • Opening Date: April 9, 1964
  • Closing Date: August 8, 1964
  • Previews:
  • Performances: 137

Playwright: William Shakespeare


Hamlet, a Danish prince, discovers that his uncle Claudius murdered his father and took the throne; Hamlet's mother has married the usurper. Shakespeare's tragedy of betrayal and revenge is considered among the greatest plays in the English language.


Opening Night Cast

Richard Burton in Hamlet Richard Burton Hamlet
Hume Cronyn Polonius
Alfred Drake in Hamlet Alfred Drake Claudius
Eileen Herlie Gertrude
William Redfield Guildenstern
George Rose First Gravedigger
George Voskovec Player King
Philip Coolidge Voltemand
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Opening Night Production Credits

William Shakespeare William Shakespeare Writer
John Gielgud John Gielgud Director
  Ben Edwards Scenic Design
Jane Greenwood Jane Greenwood Costume Design
  Jean Rosenthal Lighting Design
  Roy A. Somlyo General Manager
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Shows That Opened That Season: 1963 - 1964

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Tony Award

Year Category Name Winner/Nominee
1964 Actor in a Play Richard Burton Nominee
1964 Featured Actor in a Play Hume Cronyn Winner
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