Slow Dance on the Killing Ground

Play - Original

Plymouth Theatre

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  • First Preview: November 18, 1964
  • Opening Date: November 30, 1964
  • Closing Date: February 13, 1965
  • Previews: 14
  • Performances: 88

Playwright: William Hanley


A black fugitive, an older German refugee, and a white teenager on her way to an abortion converge in a Brooklyn neighborhood on the night of Adolph Eichmann's hanging.


Opening Night Production Credits

  William Hanley Writer
  Joseph Anthony Director
  Oliver Smith Scenic Design
Ann Roth Ann Roth Costume Design
  Jack Brown Lighting Design
  Richard Osorio Company Manager
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Shows That Opened That Season: 1964 - 1965

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Theatre World

Year Category Name Winner/Nominee
1965 Theatre World Award Clarence Williams III Winner

Tony Award

Year Category Name Winner/Nominee
1965 Featured Actor in a Play Clarence Williams III Nominee
1965 Featured Actress in a Play Carolan Daniels Nominee
1965 Producer of a Play Hume Cronyn
Stevens Productions, Inc.
Bonfils-Seawell Enterprises
Allen-Hodgdon, Inc.
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