Farce - Original

Billy Rose Theatre

Data not verified
  • First Preview: April 19, 1974
  • Opening Date: April 22, 1974
  • Closing Date: June 1, 1974
  • Previews: 3
  • Performances: 48

Playwright: Tom Stoppard


An aging professor of moral philosophy attempts to create a lecture while ignoring a nearby corpse, his wife entertaining his university boss nearby, and a chorus of academic gymnasts called Jumpers. Politics, space travel and religion also appear in Tom Stoppard's fantastical comedy.


Opening Night Cast

Larry G. Bailey Ensemble
Brian Bedford in Jumpers Brian Bedford George
Larry Breeding Ensemble
Joan Byron Secretary
Jill Clayburgh in Jumpers Jill Clayburgh Dotty
Ronald Drake Bones
Walter Flanagan Crouch
Mark Hanks Ensemble
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Opening Night Production Credits

Tom Stoppard Tom Stoppard Writer
  Claus Ogerman "Beyond My Reach" music
  Mort Goode Lyricist
Tom Stoppard Tom Stoppard Original lyrics
  Peter Wood Director
  Dennis Nahat Choreography and tumbling
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Drama Desk Award

Year Category Name Winner/Nominee
1974 Outstanding Performance Brian Bedford Winner
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