Sly Fox

Comedy - Original

Broadhurst Theatre

Data not verified
  • First Preview: December 7, 1976
  • Opening Date: December 14, 1976
  • Closing Date: February 19, 1978
  • Previews: 10
  • Performances: 495

Playwright: Larry Gelbart


An elderly man who has gotten rich off the gold rush in 1800s San Francisco schemes to bilk his greedy associates out of money by pretending to be an invalid, in Larry Gelbart's adaptation of Ben Jonson's satirical farce Volpone.


Opening Night Cast

George C. Scott The Judge
Foxwell J. Sly
Bob Dishy in Sly Fox Bob Dishy Abner Truckle
Hector Elizondo in Sly Fox Hector Elizondo Simon Able
James Gallery The Chief of Police
Jack Gilford Jethro Crouch
John Heffernan Lawyer Craven
John Ramsey Captain Crouch
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Opening Night Production Credits

  Larry Gelbart Writer
Arthur Penn Arthur Penn Director
Albert Wolsky Albert Wolsky Costume Design
  George Jenkins Lighting Design
  Vincent Callaghan Make-Up Design
  Eugene V. Wolsk General Manager
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Drama Desk Award

Year Category Name Winner/Nominee
1977 Outstanding Costume Design Albert Wolsky Nominee
1977 Outstanding Featured Actor in a Play Bob Dishy Winner
1977 Outstanding Featured Actor in a Play Hector Elizondo Nominee
1977 Outstanding Featured Actress in a Play Gretchen Wyler Nominee
1977 Outstanding Set Design George Jenkins Nominee

Tony Award

Year Category Name Winner/Nominee
1977 Featured Actor in a Play Bob Dishy Nominee
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