The Mighty Gents

Play - Original

Ambassador Theatre

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  • First Preview: April 12, 1978
  • Opening Date: April 16, 1978
  • Closing Date: April 23, 1978
  • Previews: 7
  • Performances: 9

Playwright: Richard Wesley

Synopsis

Several black men who are former members of a gang in Newark, N.J. struggle to survive as adults.

 

Opening Night Production Credits

  Richard Wesley Writer
  Harold Scott Director
  John Parks Special Movement Consultant
Santo Loquasto Santo Loquasto Scenic Design
  Judy Dearing Costume Design
  Gilbert V. Hemsley, Jr. Lighting Design
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Shows That Opened That Season: 1977 - 1978

 
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Awards


Clarence Derwent Award

Year Category Name Winner/Nominee
1978 Most Promising Male Performer Morgan Freeman Winner

Drama Desk Award

Year Category Name Winner/Nominee
1978 Outstanding Featured Actor in a Play Morgan Freeman Winner
1978 Outstanding Lighting Design Gilbert V. Hemsley, Jr. Nominee

Tony Award

Year Category Name Winner/Nominee
1978 Featured Actor in a Play Morgan Freeman Nominee
1978 Featured Actress in a Play Starletta DuPois Nominee
 
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