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  • (1980) Performed in the NPR radio adaptation of Star Wars: A New Hope. Played Grand Moff Tarkin; the part played by Peter Cushing in the film.
  • (October 7, 1970 - January 1, 1972) "The Rothschilds," original musical; music by Jerry Bock; lyrics by Sheldon Harnick; book by Sherman Yellen; based on "The Rothschilds" by Frederic Morton; music orchestrated by Don Walker; musical direction and vocal arrangements by Milton L. Greene (as Milton Greene); dance arrangements by Clay Fullum; directed and choreographed by Michael Kidd; Hal Linden (portraying Mayer Rothschild); Jill Clayburgh (portraying Hannah Cohen); Keene Curtis (portraying Prince William of Hesse, Joseph Fouche, Herries, and Prince Metternich); Paul Hecht (portraying Nathan Rothschild); Leila Martin (portraying Gutele (Mama) Rothschild); and Robby Benson (portraying Third Urchin and Young Solomon Rothschild); on Broadway at the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre, Manhattan, New York City, New York, USA (520 total performances, including 13 previews beginning October 7, 1970).
  • (1959) "Much Ado About Nothing," comedy revival; written by William Shakespeare. Dances by Pauline Grant. Incidental music by Leslie Bridgewater. Production Stage Manager: Keene Curtis. Assistant Stage Mgr: Howard Fischer. Directed by John Gielgud. Lunt-Fontanne Theatre: 17 Sep 1959- 7 Nov 1959 (58 performances). Produced by The Cambridge Drama Festival (William Morris Hunt, Executive Producer). Cast: John Gielgud (as "Signior Benedick of Padua, companion of Don Pedro"), Margaret Leighton (as "Beatrice, an orphan, Leonato's niece"), Hurd Hatfield (as "Don John, Don Pedro's bastard brother"), Barrie Ingham (as "Count Claudio of Florence, companion of Don Pedro"), Malcolm Keen (as "Leonato, Governor of Messina"), David King-Wood (as "Friar Francis"), Michéal MacLiammóir (as "Don Pedro, Prince of Aragon"), Nancy Marchand (as "Ursula, attendant on Hero"), Jean Marsh (as "Hero"), Leonato's daughter"), George Rose Dogberry"), Betsy von Furstenberg (as "Margaret, attendant on Hero"), Jonathan Anderson (as "Balthasar, a singer"), Donald Barton (as "Captain"), Richard Buck (as "Captain"), Peter De Visé (as "An Acolyte"), Howard Fischer (as "First Watch"), Allessandro Giannini (as "Lord"), D.F. Gilliam (as "Page"), Joan Hackett (as "Lady") [Broadway debut], Martin Herschberg (as "Lord"), Joseph Hoover (as "Captain"), Juliete Hunt (as "Lady"), Graham Jarvis (as "Second Watch"), Mark Lenard (as "Conrade, Follower of Don John"), Barry Macollum (as "Sexton"), Donald Moffat (as "Verges/Messenger"), Edward Moor (as "Page"), Louis Negin (as "Page"), Arthur Teno Pollick (as "Page"), Joe Ponazecki (as "Watch"), Herbert Ranson (as "Antonio"), Leonato's brother"), Virginia Robinson (as "Lady"), Paul Sparer (as "Borachio, follower of Don John"), Theodore Tenley (as "Watch"), David Thurman (as "Lord"), Fay Tracey (as "Lady"), John Valva (as "Page"), Neil Vipond (as "Lord"), Willie Wade (as "Boy"), Ralph Williams (as "Page"), Elizabeth Winship (as "Lady"). Produced by arrangement with The Producers Theatre.
  • (1972) "Night Watch," written by Lucille Fletcher. Scenic Design by George Jenkins. Costume Design by Donald Brooks. Lighting Design by Tharon Musser. Directed by Fred Coe. Morosco Theatre: 28 Feb 1972- 10 Jun 1972 (121 performances + 19 previews that began on 11 Feb 1972). Cast: Rudy Bond (as "Sam Hoke"), Len Cariou (as "John Wheeler"), Barbara Cason (as "Dr. Tracey Lake"), Keene Curtis (as "Curtis Appleby"), Joan Hackett (as "Elaine Wheeler") [final Broadway role], Jeanne Hepple (as "Helga"), Elaine Kerr (as "Blanche Cooke"), William Kiehl (as "Lieutenant Walker"), Martin Shakar (as "Vanelli"). Standbys: Frank Hartenstein (as "Vanelli"), William Kiehl (as "Curtis Appleby/John Wheeler"), Linda Selman (as "Elaine Wheeler"). Replacement actor: Edward Winter (as "John Wheeler"). Produced by George W. George and Barnard S. Straus. Note: Filmed as Night Watch (1973).
  • (Early 1970s) Starred in "Too Much Johnson" at Academy Playhouse in Lake Forest, IL.
  • (October 1988) He acted in A.R. Gurney's play, "The Cocktail Hour," at the Promenade Theatre in New York City with Nancy Marchand, Bruce Davison, and Holland Taylor in the cast. Jack O'Brien was director.
  • (1966) Stage Play: Right You Are If You Think You Are (Revival/production played in repertory with War and Peace, The School for Scandal, We, Comrades Three, The Wild Duck, You Can't Take It With You). Written by Luigi Pirandello. Incidental music by Conrad Susa. Scenic Design by James Tilton. Directed by Stephen Porter. Lyceum Theatre: 22 Nov 1966- Dec 1966 (closing date unknown/42 performances). Cast: Esther Benson (as "Signora Sirelli [Alternate]/Signora Agazzi [Alternate]/Signora Ponza" [Alternate]), Joseph Bird (as "Centuri/Agazzi" [Alternate]), Dan Bly (as "Governor" [Alternate]), Olivia Cole (as "Dina [Alternate]/Signora Ponza" [Alternate]), Patricia Conolly (as "Signora Sirelli/Signora Ponza" [Alternate]), Clayton Corzatte (as "Laudisi" [Alternate]), Keene Curtis (as "Sirelli"), Anita Dangler (as "Signora Nenni/Signora Cini" [Alternate]), Will Geer (as "Governor" [Alternate]), Gordon Gould (as "Governor/Ponza [Alternate]/Butler" [Alternate]), James Greene (as "Butler/Centuri" [Alternate]), Jennifer Harmon (as "Dina"), Rosemary Harris (as "Signora Ponza" [Alternate]), Helen Hayes (as "Signora Frola"), Nicholas Martin (as "Butler" [Alternate]), Betty Miller (as "Signora Cini/Signora Frola" [Alternate]), Donald Moffat (as "Laudisi"), George Pentecost (as "Sirelli" [Alternate]), Christina Pickles (as "Signora Nenni" [Alternate]), Ellis Rabb (as "Governor" [Alternate]), Dee Victor (as "Signora Agazzi"), Sydney Walker (as "Ponza"), Richard Woods (as "Agazzi"). Produced by APA-Phoenix Repertory Company.
  • (1966) Stage Play: The School for Scandal. Comedy (revival/played in repertory with War and Peace, Right You Are If You Think You Are, We, Comrades Three, The Wild Duck, You Can't Take It With You). Written by Richard B. Sheridan. Scenic Design by James Tilton. Directed by Ellis Rabb. Lyceum Theatre: 21 Nov 1966- Jan 1967 (closing date unknown/48 performances). Cast: Esther Benson (as "Lady Sneerwell" [Alternate]), Joseph Bird (as "Rowley/Sir Oliver Surface" [Alternate]), Dan Bly (as "Numps/Careless" [Alternate]), Olivia Cole (as "Sip/Lisp [Alternate]/Maria" [Alternate]), Patricia Conolly (as "Lady Teazle" [Alternate]), Clayton Corzatte (as "Charles Surface"), Keene Curtis (as "Sir Oliver Surface"), Anita Dangler (as "Mrs. Candour" [Alternate]), Alan Fudge (as "Nod/Trip" [Alternate]) [Broadway debut], Will Geer (as "Sir Peter Teazle" [Alternate]), Gordon Gould (as "Mr. Crabtree [Alternate]/Rowley" [Alternate]), James Greene (as "Snake"), Jennifer Harmon (as "Maria"), Rosemary Harris (as "Lady Teazle" [Epilogue]), Helen Hayes (as "Mrs. Candour"), Nikos Kafkalis (as "Nip"), Michael Alan (as "MacDonald Slap"), Nicholas Martin (as "Sir Benjamin Backbite"), Betty Miller (as "Maria" [Alternate]), Donald Moffat (as "Joseph Surface" [Alternate]), George Pentecost (as "Careless/Sir Benjamin Backbite" [Alternate]), Stephen Peters (as "Trip/William" [Alternate]), Christina Pickles [credited as Christine Pickles] (as "Lady Sneerwell [Alternate]/Mrs. Candour" [Alternate], Ellis Rabb (as "Joseph Surface"), Nat Simmons (as "Nap), Marco St. John (as "Charles Surface" [Alternate]), James Storm (as "Slip"), Joel Stuart (as "William/Snake" [Alternate]), Dee Victor (as "Lady Sneerwell"), Sydney Walker (as "Sir Peter Teazle"), Paulette Waters (as "Lisp"), Richard Woods (as "Mr. Crabtree"). Replacement actor: Anne Francine (as "Mrs. Candour") [late in production run]. Produced by APA-Phoenix Repertory Company.
  • (1967) Stage Play: The Wild Duck (Revival/production played in repertory with War and Peace, The School for Scandal, Right You Are If You Think You Are, We, Comrades Three, You Can't Take It With You). Written by Henrik Ibsen. Translated by Eva Le Gallienne. Scenic Design by James Tilton. Directed by Stephen Porter. Lyceum Theatre: 11 Jan 1967- 17 Jun 1967 (closing date unknown/45 performances). Cast: Esther Benson (as "Mrs. Sörby"), Joseph Bird (as "Relling/Lt. Ekdal" [Alternate]), Dan Bly (as "Chamberlain Kasperson/Graaberg [Alternate]/Hjalmar Ekdal" [Alternate]), Patricia Conolly (as "Hedvig" [Alternate]), Clayton Corzatte (as "Gregers Werle"), Keene Curtis (as "Molvik [Alternate]/Chamberlain Balle" [Alternate]), Alan Fudge (as "Gentleman"), Will Geer (as "Lt. Ekdal" [Alternate]), Gordon Gould (as "Petterson/Gregers Werle [Alternate]/Werle" [Alternate]), James Greene (as "Gentleman/Molvik [Alternate]/Chamberlain Balle [Alternate]/Relling [Alternate]/Petterson [Alternate]/Chamberlain Kasperson" [Alternate]), Jennifer Harmon (as "Hedvig"), Rosemary Harris (as "Gina" [Alternate]), Nikos Kafkalis (as "Gentleman"), Michael Alan MacDonald (as "Gentleman" [Alternate]), Nicholas Martin (as "Molvik/Graaberg" [Alternate]), Betty Miller (as "Gina"), Donald Moffat (as "Hjalmar Ekdal"), George Pentecost (as "Chamberlain Balle/Molvik" [Alternate]), Stephen Peters (as "Gentleman/Jensen [Alternate]/Graaberg" [Alternate]), Ellis Rabb (as "Gregers Werle" [Alternate]), James Storm (as "Jensen"), Joel Stuart (as "Graaberg/Chamberlain Kasperson [Alternate]/Jensen" [Alternate]), Dee Victor (as "Mrs. Sörby" [Alternate]), Sydney Walker (as "Lt. Ekdal"), Richard Woods (as "Werle"). Produced by APA-Phoenix Repertory Company.
  • (April 5 to May 27, 1984) He acted in Peter Shaffer's play, "Light Comedies," at the Ahmanson Theatre in Los Angeles, California with David Dukes, Elizabeth Franz, Harry Groener, Melora Marshall, Caitlin O'Heaney and Avery Schreiber in the cast. Paul Giovanni was director.
  • (April 19 to July 1, 1990) He acted in A.R. Gurney's play, "The Cocktail Hour," in the Center Theatre Group/Ahmanson at the James A. Doolittle Theatre (University of California) in Los Angeles, California with Nancy Marchand, Bruce Davison and Holland Taylor in the cast. Jack O'Brien was director. Steve Rubin was scenic designer.

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