All Over Town

Farce - Original

Booth Theatre

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  • First Preview: December 19, 1974
  • Opening Date: December 29, 1974
  • Closing Date: July 20, 1975
  • Previews: 12
  • Performances: 233

Playwright: Murray Schisgal


In this absurdist comedy, a psychiatrist mistakenly assumes a black man fathered nine welfare-supported children with five different mothers; in reality, the father is an unassuming but sexually adept white man.


Opening Night Cast

Gerrit de Beer Laurent
Jill Eikenberry Sybil Morris
Michael Gorrin Maharashi Bahdah
Every Hayes Mr. Harold P. Hainesworth
Polly Holliday Philomena Hopkins
Barnard Hughes Dr. Lionel Morris
Jim Jansen Charles Cogan
Richard Karron Detective Kirby
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Opening Night Production Credits

  Murray Schisgal Writer
Dustin Hoffman Dustin Hoffman Director
  Oliver Smith Scenic Design
Albert Wolsky Albert Wolsky Costume Design
  John Gleason Lighting Design
  Leo K. Cohen Company Manager
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Drama Desk Award

Year Category Name Winner/Nominee
1975 Outstanding New Play (American)   Nominee
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