The Royal Family

Comedy - Revival

Helen Hayes Theatre

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  • Opening Date: December 30, 1975
  • Closing Date: July 18, 1976
  • Previews: 0
  • Performances: 233

Playwright: George S. Kaufman, Edna Ferber

Synopsis

In this thinly veiled parody of the Barrymore family circa 1927, a flamboyant theatrical family must cope with the dumbfounding fact that one of them wishes to marry someone outside of show business.

 

Opening Night Cast

George Grizzard in The Royal Family George Grizzard Tony Cavendish
Rosemary Harris in The Royal Family Rosemary Harris Julie Cavendish
Eva Le Gallienne in The Royal Family Eva Le Gallienne Fanny Cavendish
Sam Levene in The Royal Family Sam Levene Oscar Wolfe
Joseph Maher Herbert Dean
Mary Louise  Wilson in The Royal Family Mary Louise Wilson Kitty Dean
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Opening Night Production Credits

George S.  Kaufman George S. Kaufman Writer
Edna Ferber Edna Ferber Writer
  Ellis Rabb Director
  Oliver Smith Scenic Design
Ann Roth Ann Roth Costume Design
  John Gleason Lighting Design
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Shows That Opened That Season: 1975 - 1976

 
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Awards


Drama Desk Award

Year Category Name Winner/Nominee
1976 Outstanding Actress in a Play Rosemary Harris Winner
1976 Outstanding Costume Design Ann Roth Nominee
1976 Outstanding Director of a Play Ellis Rabb Winner
1976 Outstanding Revival   Winner

Outer Critics Circle

Year Category Name Winner/Nominee
1976 Outstanding Performance Eva Le Gallienne Winner

Tony Award

Year Category Name Winner/Nominee
1976 Actress in a Play Rosemary Harris Nominee
1976 Costume Design (Play or Musical) Ann Roth Nominee
1976 Direction of a Play Ellis Rabb Winner
 
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