The Belle of Amherst

Solo - Original

Longacre Theatre

Data not verified
  • First Preview: April 27, 1976
  • Opening Date: April 28, 1976
  • Closing Date: August 8, 1976
  • Previews: 1
  • Performances: 116

Playwright: William Luce


William Luce's one-woman play tells the story of Emily Dickinson, the legendary poet who lived a reclusive existence at her family home in Amherst, MA in the Victorian era.


Opening Night Cast

Julie Harris in The Belle of Amherst Julie Harris Buffy
Emily Elizabeth Dickinson
Jennie Hitchcock
Mary Lyon
Uriah Crowell
Austin Dickinson
Edward Dickinson
James Francis Billings
See Full Opening Night Cast

Opening Night Production Credits

  William Luce Writer
Charles Nelson Reilly Charles Nelson Reilly Director
  H. R. Poindexter Scenic Design
Theoni V. Aldredge Theoni V. Aldredge Costume Design
  H. R. Poindexter Lighting Design
  Ray Iagnocco Hair Design
See Full Opening Night Production credits
See More


Drama Desk Award

Year Category Name Winner/Nominee
1976 Unique Theatrical Experience   Nominee

Tony Award

Year Category Name Winner/Nominee
1977 Actress in a Play Julie Harris Winner
You are submitting a comment about: The page you are currently on: The Belle of Amherst on Broadway - Information, Cast, Crew, Synopsis and Photos - Playbill Vault
The website in general
What are you writing about?
Who are you?
Explain your reason for writing to us