Richard III

Play - Revival

City Center

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  • Opening Date: December 9, 1953
  • Closing Date: December 20, 1953
  • Previews:
  • Performances: 15

Playwright: William Shakespeare


Richard, Duke of York, plots murders, marriages, and other intrigues in order to secure his own place on the throne. This tale of ruthless ambition is part of Shakespeare's cycle of plays about the Wars of the Roses.


Opening Night Cast

José Ferrer Richard, Duke of Gloucester, later Richard III
Staats Cotsworth George, Duke of Clarence
Paul Ballantyne Sir William Brackenbury
William Post Lord Hastings
Maureen Stapleton Lady Anne (Daughter-in-law of Henry VI)
Tom Tryon Tressel
Benedict MacQuarrie Berkeley
Jessie Royce Landis Queen Elizabeth (Wife of Edward IV)
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Opening Night Production Credits

William Shakespeare William Shakespeare Writer
  Alex North Music
  Margaret Webster Staging
  Richard Whorf Production Design
  Emeline C. Roche Costume Design
  Gilman Haskell Company Manager
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Shows That Opened That Season: 1953 - 1954

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