The Ritz

Comedy - Original

Longacre Theatre

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  • First Preview: January 10, 1975
  • Opening Date: January 20, 1975
  • Closing Date: January 4, 1976
  • Previews: 10
  • Performances: 398

Playwright: Terrence McNally

Synopsis

A conservative Cleveland businessman is on the run to escape his murderous mafioso brother-in-law. In his desperation, he seeks refuge in an uproarious gay bathhouse packed with kooky characters and a chain of mistaken identities.

 

Opening Night Cast

Ron Abel Pianist
F. Murray Abraham in The Ritz F. Murray Abraham Chris
Bruce Bauer Policeman
Richard Boccelli Crisco
Christopher J. Brown Duff
Stephen Collins in The Ritz Stephen Collins Michael Brick
Hortensia Colorado Maurine
Tony de Santis Sheldon Farenthold
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Opening Night Production Credits

Terrence McNally Terrence McNally Writer
  Robert Drivas Director
  Lawrence S. King Scenic Design
Michael Yeargan Michael Yeargan Scenic Design
Michael Yeargan Michael Yeargan Costume Design
  Martin Aronstein Lighting Design
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Awards


Drama Desk Award

Year Category Name Winner/Nominee
1975 Outstanding Actress in a Play Rita Moreno Nominee
1975 Outstanding New Play (American) Terrence McNally Nominee

Tony Award

Year Category Name Winner/Nominee
1975 Featured Actress in a Play Rita Moreno Winner
 
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