Edward Gorey'DRACULA' Frank Langella/Bram Stoker 1977 Boston Tryout Playbill

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This is a rare October 1977 playbill from the Pre-Broadway engagement of the HAMILTON DEANE and JOHN L. BALDERSTON version of Bram Stoker's "DRACULA" at the Wilbur Theatre in Boston, Massachusetts. (The production would open October 20th, 1977 at the Martin Beck Theatre in New York City and run for 925 performances.) ..... The play starred FRANK LANGELLA in the title role and featured ALAN COATES, JEROME DEMPSEY, DILLON EVANS, BAXTER HARRIS, RICHARD KAVANAUGH, GRETCHEN OEHLER and ANN SACHS ..... Side Note: The production was awarded a 1978 Tony Award for "Most Innovative Production of a Revival" due primarily to the ambitious sets and breathtaking costumes designed by EDWARD GOREY. The only other Tony Award presented to "DRACULA" was for EDWARD GOREY's costume designs ..... CREDITS: Book by HAMILTON DEANE and JOHN L. BALDERSTON from Bram Stoker's world famous novel, "Dracula"; Sets and Costumes designed by EDWARD GOREY; Scenery supervised by LYNN PECKTAL; Costumes supervised by JOHN DAVID RIDGE; Playbill cover illustrated by EDWARD GOREY; Directed by DENNIS ROSA; Produced by JUJAMCYN THEATRES, ELIZABETH IRELAND McCANN, JOHN WULP, VICTOR LURIE, NELLE NUGENT and MAX WEITZENHOFFER ..... DETAILS: The 32 page playbill measures 5 5/8" X 9" inches and includes full production credits, cast list, synopsis of scenes and bios of each of the actors and members of the creative team, but no cast photos ..... CONDITION: With the exception of light edge wear, this playbill is in excellent condition and will make a wonderful addition to the collection of any theatre aficionado or historian. This item will be carefully packaged in a protective, carded sleeve and backed by stiff cardboard.

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