"The Dark at the Top of the Stairs" - Music Box Theatre

Our playbill of "The Dark at the Top of the Stairs", performed at the Music Box Theatre on Broadway, was dated January 25, 1958 by Norman Landau, the gentlemen who saw the original production and kept the playbill. Mr. Landau also noted that the show was "Good +" and taped several newspaper clippings to the inside including a review by Brooks Atkinson.

Cast (In order of appearance)

Name Role
Pat Hingle Rubin Flood
Teresa Wright Cora Flood
Charles Saari Sonny Flood
Jonathan Shawn Boy Offstage
Judith Robinson Reenie Flood
Evans Evans Flirt Conroy
Frank Overton Morris Lacey
Eileen Heckart Lottie Lacey
Timmy Everett Sammy Goldenbaum
Carl Reindel Punky Givens
Anthony Ray Chauffeur
Sandy Dennis u/s for Flirt Conroy & Reenie Flood
Anthony Ray u/s for Sammy Goldenbaum & Punky Givens
Jonathan Shawn u/s for Boy Offstage

Production Staff

Name Role
Saint Subber Producer
Elia Kazan Producer
Elia Kazen Director
Ben Edwards Set Design
Lucinda Ballard Costume Design
Jean Rosenthal Lighting Design
William Nolan Set Construction
Betty de Stefano Miss Wright's hair
Enrico Caruso Miss Heckart's hair
Eva Shelley Hats
Jessie Zimmer Stockings
C. Edwin Knill General Manager
Morry Efron Company Manager
Selma Tamber Production Manager
Harvey B. Sabinson Press Agent
David Powers Press Agent
Bernard Simon Press Agent
Burry Fredrik Production Stage Manager
Bernard Pollock Stage Manager
Ingram Ash Advertising Representative
Anthony Ray Asst. Stage Manager
Chester Perry Master Carpenter
Mickey Burns Master Electrician
Irving Pasternak Master of Properties
Ed Earle Pianist
Flo Davis Wardrobe Mistress
Unless otherwise stated, the content of this page is licensed under Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 License