Requiem for a Heavyweight

Play - Original

Martin Beck Theatre

Data not verified
  • First Preview: February 28, 1985
  • Opening Date: March 7, 1985
  • Closing Date: March 9, 1985
  • Previews: 8
  • Performances: 3

Playwright: Rod Serling


An aging boxer heads tragically toward decline, in this stage adaptation of the Rod Serling television film and motion picture.


Opening Night Cast

John Lithgow in Requiem for a Heavyweight John Lithgow Harlan "Mountain" McClintock
George Segal in Requiem for a Heavyweight George Segal Maish Resnick
Maria Tucci in Requiem for a Heavyweight Maria Tucci Grace Miller
David Proval Army Hakes
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Opening Night Production Credits

  Rod Serling Writer
  Arvin Brown Director
  Marjorie Kellogg Scenic Design
  Bill Walker Costume Design
  Ron Wallace Lighting Design
Paul Huntley Paul Huntley Wig Design
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Shows That Opened That Season: 1984 - 1985

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Drama Desk Award

Year Category Name Winner/Nominee
1985 Outstanding Actor in a Play John Lithgow Winner
1985 Outstanding Featured Actor in a Play David Proval Nominee
1985 Outstanding Lighting Design Ron Wallace Nominee
1985 Outstanding Set Design Marjorie Kellogg Nominee

Tony Award

Year Category Name Winner/Nominee
1985 Actor in a Play John Lithgow Nominee
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