Ulysses in Nighttown

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Zero Mostel in Ulysses in Nighttown (1958)

Ulysses in Nighttown is a play based on the fifteenth episode of the novel Ulysses by James Joyce that was adapted by Marjorie Barkentin and contains incidental music by Peter Link. The show opened Off-Broadway in 1958 with Zero Mostel to a long and successful run, earning Mostel an Obie Award. It debuted on Broadway on February 15, 1974 at the Winter Garden Theatre and ran for 69 performances. The show had previously done a preview run of 26 performances in Philadelphia. The cast included Zero Mostel, Margery Beddow, Fionnula Flanagan, Gale Garnett, Tommy Lee Jones, and David Ogden Stiers.

Awards and honors[edit]

Original Broadway production[edit]

Year Award ceremony Category Nominee Result
1974 Tony Award Best Play Nominated
Best Performance by a Leading Actor in a Play Zero Mostel Nominated
Best Performance by a Featured Actress in a Play Fionnula Flanagan Nominated
Best Direction of a Play Burgess Meredith Nominated
Best Scenic Design Ed Wittstein Nominated
Best Lighting Design Jules Fisher Won
Drama Desk Award Outstanding Performance Zero Mostel Won

See also[edit]

Ulysses, Episode 15 "Circe"