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224. THE TEMPEST


Play by William Shakespeare


Music: By David Diamond.

Choreography: By George Balanchine.

Production: Produced by Cheryl Crawford, based on a production idea by Eva Le Gallienne. Directed by Margaret Webster. Scenery and costumes by Motley. Scenery built by Nolan Brothers and painted by Centre Studios; men's costumes executed by Eaves Costume Company; other costumes executed by Edith Lutyens. Lighting by Moe Hack.

Premiere: January 25, 1945, Alvin Theatre, New York. Conductor: David Diamond. (Out-of-town preview: December 26, 1944, Shubert Theatre, Philadelphia.)

Cast: Alonso, Philip Huston; Gonzalo, Paul Leyssac; Antonio, Berry Kroeger; Sebastian, Eugene Stuckmann; Prospero, Arnold Moss; Miranda, Frances Heflin; Ariel, Vera Zorina; Caliban, Canada Lee; Ferdinand, Vito Christi; Trinculo, George Voskovec; Stephano, Jan Werich; and others.

Note: Although his name does not appear on the printed program, Balanchine arranged movement sequences for Vera Zorina.

See also: 308  

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