That Championship Season. Written by Jason Miller
. Scenic Design by Santo Loquasto. Directed by A.J. Antoon
[earliest Broadway credit]. Booth Theatre: 14 Sep 1972- 21 Apr 1974 (700 performances + 3 previews that began on 11 Sep 1972). Cast: Charles Durning
(as "George Sikowski"), Richard Dysart
(as "Coach"), Walter McGinn (as "...
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Did You Know?
The stage is an actors' medium. When the curtain goes up, there are those crazy actors. The story comes through them. The director can pull his hair in the back of the house and the producer and the playwright can cry on each other's shoulders. But there go those galloping actors.
Studying acting with Uta Hagen
at the Herbert Berghof Studios, he later was a strong disciple of the Actors Studio in New York. It was Elia Kazan
, who gave Hingle his big screen break by casting him in the unbilled role of a bartender in On the Waterfront
(1954). Later he played Warren Beatty
's browbeating father in Kazan's Splendor in the Grass
(1961). Kazan also cast him as the original Gooper ...