Night and Day

Play - Original

ANTA Playhouse

Data not verified
  • First Preview: November 21, 1979
  • Opening Date: November 27, 1979
  • Closing Date: February 16, 1980
  • Previews: 7
  • Performances: 95

Playwright: Tom Stoppard


A journalist and British diplomat confront an African leader over a local uprising that has attracted much media coverage. The diplomat's wife observes everyone else's behavior throughout.


Opening Night Cast

Maggie Smith in Night and Day Maggie Smith Ruth Carson
Paul Hecht Dick Wagner
Joseph Maher Geoffrey Carson
Clarence Williams III President Mageeba
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Opening Night Production Credits

Tom Stoppard Tom Stoppard Writer
  Peter Wood Director
  Carl Toms Scenic Design
  Carl Toms Costume Design
  Neil Peter Jampolis Lighting Design
  Robert Bryan Lighting of original London production designed
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Drama Desk Award

Year Category Name Winner/Nominee
1980 Outstanding New Play   Nominee

Tony Award

Year Category Name Winner/Nominee
1980 Actress in a Play Maggie Smith Nominee
1980 Featured Actor in a Play Joseph Maher Nominee
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