Richard III

Play - Revival

Cort Theatre

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  • First Preview: May 10, 1979
  • Opening Date: June 10, 1979
  • Closing Date: July 15, 1979
  • Previews: 25
  • Performances: 33

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

Al Pacino in Richard III Al Pacino Richard, Duke of Gloucester, afterwards Richard III
Penelope Allen Lady Anne
Gary Bayer Henry Tudor
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Opening Night Production Credits

William Shakespeare William Shakespeare Writer
  David Wheeler Director
  Tony Straiges Scenic Design
  Jeanne Button Costume Design
  Thomas R. Skelton Lighting Design
  Steve Atha Hair Design
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Shows That Opened That Season: 1979 - 1980

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