A History of the American Film

Revue - Original

ANTA Playhouse

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  • First Preview: March 14, 1978
  • Opening Date: March 30, 1978
  • Closing Date: April 16, 1978
  • Previews: 19
  • Performances: 21

Music: Mel Marvin

Lyrics: Christopher Durang

Book: Christopher Durang

Synopsis

An evening of musical vignettes parodying films and film stars from the silent era to the present features book and lyrics by Christopher Durang and music by Mel Marvin.

 

Opening Night Cast

Maureen Anderman in A History of the American Film Maureen Anderman Contract player # 8
Gary Bayer Jimmy
Walter Bobbie in A History of the American Film Walter Bobbie Contract player # 1
Jeff Brooks Contract player # 5
Bryan Clark Contract Player # 7
David Cromwell in A History of the American Film David Cromwell Contract player # 4
David Garrison in A History of the American Film David Garrison Contract player # 10
Ben Halley, Jr. Contract player # 3
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Opening Night Production Credits

Christopher Durang Christopher Durang Book
Mel Marvin Mel Marvin Music
Christopher Durang Christopher Durang Lyrics
  David Chambers Director
Graciela Daniele Graciela Daniele Musical Staging
  Tony Straiges Scenic Design
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Shows That Opened That Season: 1977 - 1978

 
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Awards


Drama Desk Award

Year Category Name Winner/Nominee
1978 Outstanding Actor in a Musical Gary Bayer Nominee
1978 Outstanding Featured Actress in a Musical Swoosie Kurtz Winner

Tony Award

Year Category Name Winner/Nominee
1978 Book of a Musical Christopher Durang Nominee
 
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