Play - Original

Brooks Atkinson Theatre

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  • First Preview: May 10, 1971
  • Opening Date: May 26, 1971
  • Closing Date: June 24, 1972
  • Previews: 16
  • Performances: 453

Playwright: Julian Barry


The life and many of the standup routines of the outrageous, provocative comedian Lenny Bruce are detailed in Julian Barry's play.


Opening Night Cast

Cliff Gorman Lenny Bruce
Joe Silver Mr. Wollenstein
Sherman Hart
Vampire Priest
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Opening Night Production Credits

  Julian Barry Writer
  Tom O'Horgan Director
Robin Wagner Robin Wagner Scenic Design
  Randy Barcelo Costume Design
  Jules Fisher Lighting Design
  James Walsh General Manager
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Shows That Opened That Season: 1970 - 1971

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Drama Desk Award

Year Category Name Winner/Nominee
1971 Outstanding Director Tom O'Horgan Winner
1971 Outstanding Performance Cliff Gorman Winner
1971 Outstanding Set Design Robin Wagner Winner

Tony Award

Year Category Name Winner/Nominee
1972 Actor in a Play Cliff Gorman Winner
1972 Featured Actor in a Play Joe Silver Nominee
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