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Joan Van Ark Poster

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  • 1971: TV commercial for Betty Crocker.
  • Stage: Starred with Carlin Glynn in the Tennessee Williams play "A Lovely Sunday for Creve Coeur" at Hartford Stage in Hartford, CT, from 4/06-5/06.
  • Stage: Appeared in "School for Wives" on Broadway in 1971, for which she was nominated for a Tony award for Best Supporting Actress.
  • Appeared on the daytime talk show One on One with John Tesh (1991), hosted by John Tesh on September 11, 1991, with guest Alan Rachins.
  • (1963) Stage Play: Barefoot in the Park. Comedy. Written by Neil Simon. Scenic Design by Oliver Smith. Directed by Mike Nichols. Biltmore Theatre: 23 Oct 1963- 25 Jun 1967 (1520 performances + 2 previews that began on 21 Oct 1963). Cast: Elizabeth Ashley (as "Corie Bratter"), Kurt Kasznar [final Broadway role] (as "Victor Velasco"), Mildred Natwick (as "Mrs. Banks"), Robert Redford [final Broadway role before concentrating on film career] (as "Paul Bratter"), Herb Edelman (as "Telephone Man"), Joseph Keating (as "Delivery Man"). Standbys: E.J. Peaker (as "Corie Bratter"), Gene Rupert (as "Paul Bratter"). Understudies: Herb Edelman (as "Victor Velasco"), Ruth Gregory (as "Mrs. Banks"). Replacement actors during run: Ilka Chase [final Broadway role] (as "Mrs. Banks") [from 23 May 1966- ?], Joel Crothers (as "Paul Bratter") [from 29 Aug 1966- ?], Penny Fuller [Broadway debut] (as "Corie Bratter") [from 8 Jun 1964- ?], Eileen Heckart (as "Mrs. Banks") [from 20 Sep 1965- ?], Judd Hirsch [Broadway debut] (as "Telephone Man"), Charles Korvin [final Broadway role] (as "Victor Velasco") [from 20 Sep 1965- ?], Joan McCall (as "Corie Bratter") [from ? May 1967- 25 Jun 1967], Jules Munshin (as "Victor Velasco") [from 21 Feb 1966- ?], Stephen Pearlman (as "Telephone Man"), Robert Reed [Broadway debut] (as "Paul Bratter") [from 7 Sep 1964- ?], Tony Roberts [credited as Anthony Roberts] (as "Paul Bratter") [from 5 Apr 1965- ?], Wood Romoff [credited as Woody Romanoff] (as "Victor Velasco"), Sylvia Sidney (as "Mrs. Banks") [from 4 Apr 1967- ?], Joan Van Ark [Broadway debut] (as "Corie Bratter") [from 23 May 1966- ?]. Standbys: Jed Allan (as "Paul Bratter"), Beverlee McKinsey (as "Corie Bratter"). Understudies: Joseph Keating (as "Victor Velasco"), Ruth Matteson [final Broadway role] (as "Mrs. Banks"). Produced by Arnold Saint Subber. Produced in association with Ellen Enterprises Inc. Note: Filmed as Barefoot in the Park (1967).
  • (October 16 to November 24, 1973) She acted in Brian Hooker's translation of Edmond Rostand's play, "Cyrano De Bergerac," at the Ahmanson Theatre in Los Angeles, California with Richard Chamberlain, Werner Klemperer, Kurt Kasznar, Jane Connell, Robert Burr and Victor Garber in the cast. Joseph Hardy was director. H.R. Poindexter was set designer. Lewis Brown was costume designer. H.R. Poindexter and Donald Harris were lighting designers.

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