No Place to Be Somebody

Play - Original

ANTA Playhouse

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  • First Preview:
  • Opening Date: December 30, 1969
  • Closing Date: January 10, 1970
  • Previews: 0
  • Performances: 16

Playwright: Charles Gordone


A black bartender attempts to outwit a white mobster syndicate in Charles Gordone's Pulitzer Prize-winning play.


Opening Night Cast

Henry Baker Melvin Smeltz
Laurie Crews Mary Lou Bolton
Marge Eliot Cora Beasley
Nathan George Johnny Williams
Malcolm Hurd Harry
Walter Jones Sweets Crane
Michael Landrum Louie
Nick Lewis Mike Maffucci
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Opening Night Production Credits

  Charles Gordone Writer
  Ted Cornell Director
  Michael Davidson Scenic Design
  Michael Davidson Lighting Design
Merle Debuskey Merle Debuskey General Press Representative
  Faith Geer General Press Representative
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Clarence Derwent Award

Year Category Name Winner/Nominee
1969 Most Promising Male Performer Ron O'Neal Winner

Drama Desk Award

Year Category Name Winner/Nominee
1969 Most Promising Playwright Charles Gordone Winner
1969 Outstanding Performance Nathan George Winner
1969 Outstanding Performance Ron O'Neal Winner

Pulitzer Prize

Year Category Name Winner/Nominee
1970 Pulitzer Prize for Drama Charles Gordone Winner

Theatre World

Year Category Name Winner/Nominee
1969 Theatre World Award Ron O'Neal Winner
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