Legend (play)

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Written by Samuel A. Taylor
Place premiered Ethel Barrymore Theatre
Original language English
Genre Comedy
Setting Old West

Legend is a play by Samuel A. Taylor.[1] The Broadway production was directed by Robert Drivas and starred Elizabeth Ashley, F. Murray Abraham, and George Dzundza.[1] After 18 previews it opened on May 13, 1976 at the Ethel Barrymore Theatre,[1] where it ran for only 5 performances.

The comedy is set in the Old West and tells the story of a mysterious, romantic girl who appears in a remote mining town in search of its legendary heroes. She finds what she is seeking in an Outlaw, a Sheriff, a Banker, and the rough but lovable men of the town.

Legend was nominated for the Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Lighting Design (Thomas Skelton) and Outstanding Set Design (Santo Loquasto).


  1. ^ a b c Gusso, Mel (May 14, 1976). "Stage: Ashley Yup, Play Nope". The New York Times.