Abelard and Heloise

Drama - Original

Brooks Atkinson Theatre

Data not verified
  • First Preview: March 4, 1971
  • Opening Date: March 10, 1971
  • Closing Date: April 24, 1971
  • Previews: 6
  • Performances: 53

Playwright: Ronald Millar


The love story of Peter Abelard, a churchman who had taken a vow of celibacy, and Heloise, the girl he tutored in the 12th century in France, is dramatized by Ronald Millar.


Opening Night Cast

Keith Michell Peter Abelard
Diana Rigg in Abelard and Heloise Diana Rigg Heloise
Jacqueline Brookes Abbess of Argenteuil
Peter Coffield Robert de Montboissier
Beulah Garrick Sister Godric
Barnard Hughes Fulbert
Barbara Lester Sister Laura
Belle Alys
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Opening Night Production Credits

  Ronald Millar Writer
  Robin Phillips Director
  Christopher Morley Scenic Design
  Daphne Dare Costume Design
  H. R. Poindexter Lighting Design
  Al Goldin General Manager
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Tony Award

Year Category Name Winner/Nominee
1971 Actress in a Play Diana Rigg Nominee
1971 Featured Actor in a Play Ronald Radd Nominee
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