Herzl (play)

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Written by Dore Schary
Amos Elon
Date premiered 30 November 1976 (1976-11-30)
Place premiered Palace Theatre
Original language English

Herzl is a 1976 play written by Dore Schary and Amos Elon based on the biography written by Elon. The show opened at the Palace Theatre, Broadway on November 30, 1976 and closed on December 5, 1976 after 8 performances.


It is set in the years 1891-1897 in Vienna, Paris, Constantinople, Berlin, Vilna, Rome, and Basel.


The show follows the life of the founder of Zionism, with characters and events based on historical fact.

1976 Broadway production[edit]

The show was directed by J Ranelli, with scenery by Douglas W. Schmidt, costumes by Pearl Somner, lighting by John Gleason, production stage manager Frank Marino, stage manager Judith Binus, and press by Louis Sica, Suzanne Salter, and John Springer Associates, Inc.

The cast included Paul Hecht (Theodor Herzl), Louis Zorich (Moritz Benedikt), Stephan Mark Weyte (Hermann Bahr, Ibrahim), William Kiehl (Captain Henruach, Kaiser Wilheim), John Michalski (Heinrich Kana, Sultan, Arthur Schnitzler), Leo Bloom (Russian General), Roy K. Stevens (Rabbi Gudeman), Jack Axelrod (Edouard Bacher), Eunice Anderson (Jeanette Herzl), Roger DeKoven (Jakob Herzl), Judith Light (Julie Herzl), Rebecca Schull (Nursemaid), Ralph Byers (Nachum Sokolov), Mitchell Jason (David Wolffsohn), Richard Seff (Baron De Hirsch, Pope Pius X), Ellen Tovatt (Fraulein Keller), Lester Rawlins (Count Paul Nevlinski), David Tress (Menachem Issishkin), and Saylor Creswell (Martin Buber).


The Best Plays of 1976-1977. New York City: Dodd, Mead and Company. 1977. p. 297. ISBN 0-396-07501-0. 

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