Play - Original

Brooks Atkinson Theatre

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  • First Preview:
  • Opening Date: October 13, 1969
  • Closing Date: January 3, 1970
  • Previews: 16
  • Performances: 96

Music: Richard Peaslee

Playwright: Arthur Kopit


Buffalo Bill is portrayed as conflicted about the treatment of Native Americans and buffalo during the opening of the American West in Arthur Kopit's play.


Opening Night Cast

Stacy Keach in Indians Stacy Keach Buffalo Bill
Manu Tupou Sitting Bull
Tom Aldredge in Indians Tom Aldredge Senator Logan
Clinton Allmon Cowboy
Juan Antonio Naiche
Dimitra Arliss Teskanjavila
Philip Arsenault Low Dog
Yusef Bulos in Indians Yusef Bulos Interpreter
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Opening Night Production Credits

  Arthur Kopit Writer
  Richard Peaslee Music
  Gene Frankel Director
  Julie Arenal Choreographer
  Oliver Smith Scenic Design
  Marjorie Slaiman Costume Design
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Drama Desk Award

Year Category Name Winner/Nominee
1970 Outstanding Performance Stacy Keach Winner

New York Drama Critics' Circle

Year Category Name Winner/Nominee
1970 Best American Play Arthur Kopit Nominee

Tony Award

Year Category Name Winner/Nominee
1970 Actor in a Play Stacy Keach Nominee
1970 Lighting Design (Play or Musical) Thomas R. Skelton Nominee
1970 Play   Nominee
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