The Great God Brown

Play - Revival

Lyceum Theatre

Data not verified
  • First Preview: December 5, 1972
  • Opening Date: December 10, 1972
  • Closing Date: January 13, 1973
  • Previews: 7
  • Performances: 19

Playwright: Eugene O'Neill


Billy Brown and Dion Anthony, childhood friends and sons of business partners, both fall in love with Margaret and use different masks (physical and metaphorical) to change their personalities and win her at different times. Billy poses as Dion until he is discovered and abandoned, forgetting his true identity.


Opening Night Cast

Clyde Burton Younger Draftsman
David Dukes Committeeman
Peter Friedman in The Great God Brown Peter Friedman Committeeman
John Glover in The Great God Brown John Glover William A. Brown
James Greene Mr. Anthony
Paul Hecht Mr. Brown
Katherine Helmond Margaret
Curt Karibalis Policeman
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Opening Night Production Credits

Eugene O'Neill Eugene O'Neill Writer
Harold Prince Harold Prince Director
  Boris Aronson Scenic Design
  Carolyn Parker Costume Design
  Tharon Musser Lighting Design
  Dan Langan Press Representative
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Drama Desk Award

Year Category Name Winner/Nominee
1973 Outstanding Director Harold Prince Winner
1973 Outstanding Performance John McMartin Winner
1973 Outstanding Performance John Glover Winner

Tony Award

Year Category Name Winner/Nominee
1973 Featured Actress in a Play Katherine Helmond Nominee
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