The Devil's Advocate

Play - Original

Billy Rose Theatre

Data not verified
  • First Preview: March 8, 1961
  • Opening Date: March 9, 1961
  • Closing Date: June 17, 1961
  • Previews: 1
  • Performances: 116

Playwright: Dore Schary

Synopsis

A dying priest is summoned to verify a dead man's claim to saintliness in Dore Schary's play.A dying priest is summoned to verify a dead man's claim to saintliness in Dore Schary's play.

 

Opening Night Cast

Leo Genn Monsignor Blaise Meredith
Sam Levene in The Devil's Advocate Sam Levene Dr. Aldo Meyer
Edward Mulhare Giacomo Nerone
Eduardo Ciannelli Aurelio
Olive Deering The Contessa
Tresa Hughes Nina Sanduzzi
Michael Kane Nicholas Black
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Opening Night Production Credits

  Dore Schary Writer
  Dore Schary Director
  Jo Mielziner Scenic Design
Theoni V. Aldredge Theoni V. Aldredge Costume Design
  Peter Davis General Manager
  Jesse Long Company Manager
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Awards


Tony Award

Year Category Name Winner/Nominee
1961 Actor in a Play Sam Levene Nominee
1961 Costume Design of a Play Theoni V. Aldredge Nominee
1961 Featured Actor in a Play Eduardo Ciannelli Nominee
1961 Featured Actress in a Play Tresa Hughes Nominee
1961 Play   Nominee
1961 Scenic Design of a Play Jo Mielziner Nominee
 
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