Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead

Comedy - Original

Alvin Theatre (October 16, 1967 - January 06, 1968)
Eugene O'Neill Theatre (January 08, 1968 - October 19, 1968)
Data not verified
  • First Preview: October 9, 1967
  • Opening Date: October 16, 1967
  • Closing Date: October 19, 1968
  • Previews: 8
  • Performances: 420

Playwright: Tom Stoppard

Synopsis

The events of William Shakespeare's Hamlet are treated in dark comedic fashion by Tom Stoppard as seen from the points of view of Rosencrantz and Guildenstern, Hamlet's friends at court who are being sent to their deaths by forces they are unable to comprehend.

 

Opening Night Cast

Paul Hecht The Player
Brian Murray in Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead Brian Murray Rosencrantz
John Wood Guildenstern
Alexander Courtney Soldier
Noel Craig Hamlet
B.J. DeSimone A Spy (Tragedian)
Ralph Drischell Polonius
Roger Hamilton Claudius
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Opening Night Production Credits

Tom Stoppard Tom Stoppard Writer
  Derek Goldby Director
Desmond Heeley Desmond Heeley Scenic Design
Desmond Heeley Desmond Heeley Costume Design
  Richard Pilbrow Lighting Design
  Robert Maybaum Production Sound
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Awards


New York Drama Critics' Circle

Year Category Name Winner/Nominee
1968 Best Play Tom Stoppard Winner

Outer Critics Circle

Year Category Name Winner/Nominee
1968 Outstanding Play   Winner

Tony Award

Year Category Name Winner/Nominee
1968 Costume Design (Play or Musical) Desmond Heeley Winner
1968 Direction of a Play Derek Goldby Nominee
1968 Featured Actor in a Play John Wood Nominee
1968 Featured Actor in a Play Brian Murray Nominee
1968 Featured Actor in a Play Paul Hecht Nominee
1968 Play Tom Stoppard Winner
1968 Producer of a Play David Merrick Arts Foundation Winner
1968 Scenic Design (Play or Musical) Desmond Heeley Winner
 
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