Play - Original

Helen Hayes Theatre

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  • First Preview: April 27, 1979
  • Opening Date: May 6, 1979
  • Closing Date: September 16, 1979
  • Previews: 10
  • Performances: 154

Playwright: Louis LaRusso II


A bullying boxer competes against a gentle ex-boxer-turned-trainer in a prizefight.


Opening Night Cast

Danny Aiello Damie Ruffino
Michael Aronin Sonny Vincent
Frank Bongiorno Champ Sella
Edward O'Neill Paddy Klonski
David Patrick Kelly in Knockout David Patrick Kelly Mac
Janet Sarno in Knockout Janet Sarno Gracie
Margaret Warncke Kay
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Opening Night Production Credits

  Louis LaRusso II Writer
  Frank Corsaro Director
  Karl Eigsti Scenic Design
Jane Greenwood Jane Greenwood Costume Design
  Neil Peter Jampolis Lighting Design
  Phyllis Della Hair Design
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Tony Award

Year Category Name Winner/Nominee
1979 Scenic Design (Play or Musical) Karl Eigsti Nominee
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