Equus

Drama - Original

Plymouth Theatre (October 24, 1974 - September 11, 1976)
Helen Hayes Theatre (October 05, 1976 - October 02, 1977)
Data not verified
  • First Preview: October 14, 1974
  • Opening Date: October 24, 1974
  • Closing Date: October 2, 1977
  • Previews: 0
  • Performances: 1209

Playwright: Peter Shaffer

Synopsis

Psychiatrist Martin Dysart attempts to understand why young stableboy Alan Strang has blinded six horses. In his exploration of the troubled boy and his dysfunctional parents, Dysart must confront the shortcomings of his own life.

 

Opening Night Cast

Peter Firth Alan Strang
Anthony Hopkins in Equus Anthony Hopkins Martin Dysart
Michael Higgins Frank Strang
Roberta Maxwell Jill Mason
Marian Seldes in Equus Marian Seldes Hesther Saloman
Frances Sternhagen in Equus Frances Sternhagen Dora Strang
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Opening Night Production Credits

Peter Shaffer Peter Shaffer Writer
Cy Coleman Cy Coleman Cinema Music
  John Dexter Director
John Napier John Napier Scenic Design
John Napier John Napier Costume Design
  Andy Phillips Lighting Design
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Awards


Drama Desk Award

Year Category Name Winner/Nominee
1975 Outstanding Actor in a Play Peter Firth Nominee
1975 Outstanding Actor in a Play Anthony Hopkins Winner
1975 Outstanding Costume Design John Napier Nominee
1975 Outstanding Director of a Play John Dexter Winner
1975 Outstanding Featured Actress in a Play Frances Sternhagen Winner
1975 Outstanding Lighting Design Andy Phillips Nominee
1975 Outstanding New Play (Foreign)   Winner
1975 Outstanding Set Design John Napier Nominee

New York Drama Critics' Circle

Year Category Name Winner/Nominee
1975 Best Play Peter Shaffer Winner

Outer Critics Circle

Year Category Name Winner/Nominee
1975 Outstanding Performance Peter Firth Winner
1975 Outstanding Performance Anthony Hopkins Winner
1975 Outstanding Play   Winner
1975 Special Award Peter Firth Winner

Theatre World

Year Category Name Winner/Nominee
1975 Theatre World Award Peter Firth Winner

Tony Award

Year Category Name Winner/Nominee
1975 Actor in a Play Peter Firth Nominee
1975 Direction of a Play John Dexter Winner
1975 Featured Actress in a Play Frances Sternhagen Nominee
1975 Lighting Design (Play or Musical) Andy Phillips Nominee
1975 Play   Winner
 
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