God's Favorite

Comedy - Original

Eugene O'Neill Theatre

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  • First Preview: December 3, 1974
  • Opening Date: December 11, 1974
  • Closing Date: March 22, 1975
  • Previews: 7
  • Performances: 116

Playwright: Neil Simon


Neil Simon's comedy casts the Biblical story of Job in a contemporary setting.


Opening Night Cast

Vincent Gardenia in God's Favorite Vincent Gardenia Joe Benjamin
Maria Karnilova Rose Benjamin
Charles Nelson Reilly in God's Favorite Charles Nelson Reilly Sidney Lipton
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Opening Night Production Credits

Neil Simon Neil Simon Writer
Michael Bennett Michael Bennett Director
  William Ritman Scenic Design
  Joseph G. Aulisi Costume Design
  Tharon Musser Lighting Design
  Howard Rodney Hair Design
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Shows That Opened That Season: 1974 - 1975

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Drama Desk Award

Year Category Name Winner/Nominee
1975 Outstanding Set Design William Ritman Nominee

Tony Award

Year Category Name Winner/Nominee
1975 Scenic Design (Play or Musical) William Ritman Nominee
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