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(1953- 2006). Active on Broadway in the following productions:

(1953). Stage Play: End as a Man. Written by Calder Willingham. based on his book. Directed by Jack Garfein. Vanderbilt Theatre (moved to The Lyceum Theatre from 17 Dec 1953- close): 14 Oct 1953- 16 Jan 1954 (105 performances). Cast: Robert Dirk, Anthony Franciosa (as "Starkson") [Broadway debut], Ben Gazzara (as "Jocko de Paris") [Broadway debut], Martin Greenlee, Harry Guardino (as "Cadet Officer") [Broadway debut], Richard Heimann, Pat Hingle (as "Harold Koble"), Paul E. Richards, Marc Richman, Eli Rill, Steven Ross, Albert Salmi (as "Roger Gatt"), Warren Slocum (as "Second Orderly"), William Smithers (as "Robert Marquales"), Arthur Storch (as "Maurice Maynall Simmons") [Broadway debut], Frank M. Thomas (as "Gen. Draughton"), Richard Vogel. Produced by Claire Heller.

(1964) Stage: Appeared (as "Gaston") in "Traveller Without Luggage" on Broadway. Written by Jean Anouilh. Translated by Lucienne Hill. Scenic / Costume Design by Oliver Messel. Lighting Design by Gerald Feil. Directed by Robert Lewis. ANTA Playhouse: 17 Sep 1964-24 Oct 1964 (44 performances + 2 previews). Cast: Mildred Dunnock (as "Madame Renaud"), Rae Allen (as "Juliette") , Margaret Braidwood, Stephen Elliott, Nancy Wickwire, William Cottrell (as "The Butler"), Ronald Dawson, Jeffrey Neal, Anthony Palmer, Boris Tumarin. Standby: Ralph Waite (as "Gaston," "Georges Renaud"). Produced by Carroll Masterson, Harris Masterson, Norman Twain and ANTA ('Alfred de Liagre Jr': executive producer. Jean Dalrymple: executive director).

(1955). Stage Play: Cat on a Hot Tin Roof. Drama. Written by Tennessee Williams. Scenic Design by Jo Mielziner. Lighting Design by Jo Mielziner. Costume Design by Lucinda Ballard. Assistant Designer to Jo Mielziner: John Harvey. Assistant to Lucinda Ballard: Florence Klotz. Production Stage Manager: Robert Downing. Directed by Elia Kazan. Morosco Theatre: 24 Nov 1955- 17 Nov 1956 (695 performances). Cast: Barbara Bel Geddes (as "Maggie"), Burl Ives (as "Big Daddy"), Mildred Dunnock (as "Big Mama"), Ben Gazzara (as "Brick"), R.G. Armstrong (as "Dr. Baugh"), Janice Dunn, Seth Edwards (as "Sonny"), Maxwell Glanville (as "Lacey"), Pauline Hahn (as "Dixie"), Pat Hingle (as "Gooper/Brother Man"), Brownie McGhee, Darryl Richard (as "Buster"), Madeleine Sherwood (as "Mae, Sister Woman"), Eva Vaughn Smith (as "Daisy"), Fred Stewart (as "Rev. Tooker"), Sonny Terry (as "Small"), Musa Williams (as "Sookey") [final Broadway role]. Replacement actors: Jimmy Bayer (as "Buster"), Nancy Clark (as "Trixie"), Claiborne Foster (as "Big Mama"), Thomas Gomez (as "Big Daddy"), Jack Lord (as "Brick"), Michele Mordana (as "Trixie/Dixie"), Patricia Neal (as "Maggie") [12 Mar 1956- 31 Mar 1956], Alex Nicol (as "Brick"), Nicholas Paul (as "Sonny"), Marjorie Steele (as "Maggie") [from 25 Jun 1956- ?], Rip Torn [credited as Elmore Rual Torn, Jr.] (as "Brick") [Broadway debut]. Produced by The Playwrights' Company (Maxwell Anderson, Robert Anderson, Elmer Rice, Robert E. Sherwood, Roger L. Stevens, John F. Wharton). Note: Filmed by MGM as Cat on a Hot Tin Roof (1958) starring Paul Newman and Elizabeth Taylor.

(4/06) Stage: Appeared (as "Jacob") in "Awake and Sing!" by Clifford Odets. Belasco Theatre, New York City.

(1976) Stage: Appeared (as "George") in "Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?" on Broadway. Drama (revival). Written / directed by Edward Albee. Scenic . Lighting Design by William Ritman. Costume Design by Jane Greenwood. Assistant to Mr. Ritman: Carole Lee Carroll and Jeffrey Schissler. Assistant to Ms. Greenwood: David Charles. Production Stage Manager: Mark Wright. Stage Manager: Wayne Carson. Music Box Theatre: 1 Apr 1976-11 Jul 1977 (117 performances + 3 previews that began on 30 Mar 1976). Cast: Colleen Dewhurst (as "Martha"), Maureen Anderman (as "Honey"), Richard Kelton (as "Nick"). Standbys: Katherine Bruce (as "Honey), James Karen (as "George"), Betty Miller (as "Martha"), Josef Warik (as "Nick"). Produced by Ken Marsolais and James Scott Productions Inc. Produced in association with MPL Ltd. Produced by arrangement with Richard Barr and Clinton Wilder. NOTE: (1) Music Box Theatre owned and operated by Irving Berlin [who had no direct involvement in this production] and Select Theatres Corporation. (2) Gazzara was nominated for a Tony Award for Best Actor (Play).

(1955). Stage Play: A Hatful of Rain. Drama. Written by Michael V. Gazzo. Lyceum Theatre (moved to The Plymouth Theatre 10 Sep 1956- close): 9 Nov 1955- 13 Oct 1956 (398 performances + 1 preview on 9 Nov 1955). Cast: Ben Gazzara (as "Johnny Pope"), Shelley Winters (as "Celia Pope"), Anthony Franciosa (as "Polo Pope") [final Broadway role], Frank Silvera (as "John Pope Sr."), Steve Gravers (as "Man"), Harry Guardino (as "Chuck"), Paul E. Richards (as "Apples"), Henry Silva (as "Mother"), Christine White (as "Putski"). Replacement actors: Vivian Blaine (as "Celia Pope") [from 25 Jun 1956- ?], Steve Gravers (as "Chuck") [from 25 Jun 1956- ?], Harry Guardino (as "Polo Pope") [from 25 Jun 1956- ?], Steve McQueen (as "Johnny Pope") [from 25 Jun 1956- ?] (only Broadway role), Roxanne (as "Putski") [from 25 Jun 1956- ?]. Produced by Jay Julien. Notes: (1) Mr. Gazzara was nominated for a Tony Award for Best Actor (Dramatic). (2) Filmed by Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation as A Hatful of Rain (1957).

(1975) Stage: Appeared in "Hughie and Duet" on Broadway. NOTE: Gazzara was nominated for a Tony Award for Best Actor (Play).

(2003-2005) He played Yogi Berra in the one man show, "Nobody Don't Like Yogi", in a nationwide tour.

(1975) He played dual roles in Eugene O'Neill's play, "Hughie", and David Scott Milton's play, "Duet", on Broadway in New York City.

(1976) He acted in Edward Albee's play revival, "Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolfe?", on Broadway in New York City with Colleen Dewhurst (played "Martha").

(1963) He acted in Eugene O'Neill's play revival, "Strange Interlude", on Broadway in New York City.

(1958). Stage Play: The Night Circus. Drama. Written by Michael V. Gazzo. Scenic Design by David Hays. Directed by Frank Corsaro. John Golden Theatre: 2 Dec 1958- 6 Dec 1958 (7 performances). Cast: Peter Collins (as "Customer"), Ben Gazzara (as "Joy"), Hazen Gifford (as "Policeman"), Arlene Golonka (as "Nellie Milwaukee"), John Harkins (as "David Davidson"), Bart La Rue (as "The Rock"), Al Lewis (as "Owner/Bartender"), Judith Loomis (as "Girl"), Richard McMurray (as "Eddie P.S. 19"), Morgan Sterne [credited as Albert Morgenstern] (as "Jade"), Albert Paulsen (as "Charlie P.S. 19"), Patricia Roe (as "Lady of the Evening"), Janice Rule (as "Daphne Bau"), Michael St. John (as "Waiter"), Arthur Storch (as "Businessman"), Shepperd Strudwick (as "Father"). Produced by Jay Julien.

(March 1955) He played "Brick" in Tennessee Williams' play, "Cat on a Hot Tin Roof", on Broadway in New York City, with Burl Ives (played "Big Daddy") and Barbara Bel Geddes (played "Maggie") in the cast. Elia Kazan was the director.

(1974). Stage Play: Hughie. at the First Chicago Center in Chicago, IL. NOTE: He won the Joseph Jefferson Award for Best Guest Artist.

(2006) He acted in Clifford Odets' play, "Awake and Sing!", on Broadway in New York City at the Belasco Theatre with Zoë Wanamaker and Lauren Ambrose in the cast.

(March 2, 1983) Guest on "Good Morning, New York".

(1959) He acted in John Osborne's play, "Epitaph for George Dillon," at the Cape Playhouse in Dennis, Massachusetts with Meg Mundy in the cast.


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