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  • (1955 - 1997) Active on Broadway in the following productions:
  • (1959) Stage Play: Sweet Bird of Youth. Drama. Written by Tennessee Williams. Incidental music by Paul Bowles. Scenic Design by Jo Mielziner. Costume Design by Anna Hill Johnstone. Lighting Design by Jo Mielziner. Costumes for Miss Page created by Theoni Vachlioti Aldredge. Assistant Scenic Design: Hugh Hardy. Associate Designer to Mr. Mielziner: John Harvey. Directed by Elia Kazan. Martin Beck Theatre: 10 Mar 1959- 30 Jan 1960 (375 performances). Cast: Sidney Blackmer (as "Boss Finley"), Paul Newman (as "Chance Wayne"), Geraldine Page (as "Princess Kosmonopolis"), Martine Bartlett, Kenneth Blake, Hilda Brawner, Bruce Dern (as "Stuff"), Duke Farley, Ron Harper, Diana Hyland (as "Heavenly Finney"), James Jeter, Monica May, Charles McDaniel, John Napier, Logan Ramsey, Patricia Ripley, Madeleine Sherwood, Glenn Stensel, Earl Sydnor, Rip Torn (as "Tom Junior"), Charles Tyner, Milton J. Williams. Replacement actors: Jack Betts (as "Page"), Norman Burton (as "Bud"), Duke Farley (as "Hatcher"), John Karlen (as "Tom Junior"), Kip McArdle (as "Miss Lucy"), Anne Ramsey (as "Maid"), Robert Readick (as "Tom Junior"), Hack Rightor (as "Scotty"), Patricia Sales (as "Violet/Maid"), Glenn Stensel (as "Stuff"), Rip Torn (as "Chance Wayne"). Produced by Cheryl Crawford. Note: Nominated for Tony Award (Best Direction + 2 others; no wins).
  • (1963) Stage: Appeared in Eugene O'Neill's play, "Desire Under the Elms", at the Circle in the Square Theatre in New York City with George C. Scott and Colleen Dewhurst in the cast. José Quintero was the director.
  • Directed "The Beard", Los Angeles, CA.
  • (1997) Stage Play: The Young Man from Atlanta. Written by Horton Foote. Incidental music by Richard Woodbury. Directed by Robert Falls. Longacre Theatre: 27 Mar 1997- 8 Jun 1997 (84 performances + 17 previews that began on 13 Mar 1997. Cast: Shirley Knight (as "Lily Dale Kidder"), Rip Torn (as "Will Kidder"), Biff McGuire [credited as William Biff McGuire] (as "Pete Davenport"), Kevin Breznahan (as "Carson"), Marcus Giamatti (as "Tom Jackson"), Pat Nesbit (as "Miss Lacey"), Stephen Trovillion (as "Ted Cleveland, Jr."), Jacqueline Williams (as "Clara"), Beatrice Winde (as "Etta Doris Meneffree") [final Broadway role]. Understudies: Phyllis Bash (as "Clara/Etta Doris Meneffree"), William Cain (as "Pete Davenport"), Nada Rowand (as "Lily Dale Kidder/Miss Lacey"), Edward Seamon (as "Will Kidder") and Tim Williams (as "Carson/Ted Cleveland Jr./Tom Jackson"). Produced by David Richenthal, Anita Waxman and Jujamcyn Theaters (James H. Binger: Chairman. Rocco Landesman: President. Paul Libin: Producing Director. Jack Viertel: Creative Director). Produced in association with The Goodman Theatre (Robert Falls, Artistic Director. Roche Schulfer, Executive Director) and Robert Cole. Associate Producer: Joan Levy Finkelstein.
  • (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.
  • (1978) He acted in Lillian Hellman's play, "The Little Foxes," at the Paper Mill Playhouse in Millburn, New Jersey with Sandy Dennis and Geraldine Page in the cast. Philip Minor was director.

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