Drama - Revival

Martin Beck Theatre

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  • First Preview: October 13, 1977
  • Opening Date: October 20, 1977
  • Closing Date: January 6, 1980
  • Previews: 5
  • Performances: 925

Playwright: Hamilton Deane, John L. Balderston


Bram Stoker's classic novel about a charming Transylvanian count who is really a vampire out to seduce women for their blood is adapted for the stage by Hamilton Deane and John L. Balderston.


Opening Night Cast

Frank Langella in Dracula Frank Langella Count Dracula
Alan Coates Jonathan Harker
Jerome Dempsey Abraham Van Helsing
Dillon Evans Dr. Seward
Baxter Harris Butterworth
Richard Kavanaugh R. M. Renfield
Gretchen Oehler Miss Wells
Ann Sachs Lucy Seward
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Opening Night Production Credits

  Hamilton Deane Dramatized
  John L. Balderston Dramatized
  Dennis Rosa Director
  Edward Gorey Scenic Design
  Edward Gorey Costume Design
  Roger Morgan Lighting Design
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Drama Desk Award

Year Category Name Winner/Nominee
1978 Outstanding Actor in a Play Frank Langella Nominee
1978 Outstanding Costume Design Edward Gorey Nominee
1978 Outstanding Featured Actor in a Play Jerome Dempsey Nominee
1978 Outstanding Lighting Design Roger Morgan Nominee
1978 Outstanding Set Design Edward Gorey Nominee

Tony Award

Year Category Name Winner/Nominee
1978 Actor in a Play Frank Langella Nominee
1978 Costume Design (Play or Musical) Edward Gorey Winner
1978 Direction of a Play Dennis Rosa Nominee
1978 Most Innovative Production of a Revival   Winner
1978 Scenic Design (Play or Musical) Edward Gorey Nominee
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