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Eugene O'Neill (Writer) O'Neill wrote LONG DAY'S JOURNEY INTO NIGHT during the years 1939-41 and it was first produced at Stockholm's Royal Theatre in 1956.

The play's American premiere did not take place until later that year when it was directed by Jose Quintero and starred Frederic March, Florence Eldridge, Jason Robards, and Bradford Dillman. The production ran for 390 performances and earned O'Neill his fourth Pulitzer Prize.

LONG DAY'S JOURNEY INTO NIGHT is considered to be O'Neill's masterpiece - perhaps the greatest American play of all time.




Robert Falls (Director) Robert Falls won the 1999 Tony Award for his direction of the 50th anniversary production of Arthur Miller's DEATH OF A SALESMAN, starring Brian Dennehy. He also produced the recent Broadway, Amsterdam, and national tour production of Elton John and Tim Rice's AIDA for Walt Disney Theatricals.

Mr. Falls has been artistic director of Chicago 's Goodman Theatre since 1986, after serving in that capacity at Chicago 's Wisdom Bridge Theatre from 1977 to 1985. His most recent credits are LOBBY HERO and THE GUYS FOR THE GOODMAN THEATRE. During the 2001-02 season, he directed LONG DAY'S JOURNEY INTO NIGHT for the Goodman and a new production of REBECCA GILMAN'S BLUE SURGE for the Joseph Papp Public Theater in New York . For the 2000-01 season, he directed the world premiere of BLUE SURGE and the American premiere of Alan Ayckbourn's HOUSE AND GARDEN for the Goodman. His 1997 Goodman production of Horton Foote's THE YOUNG MAN FROM ATLANTA, which also transferred to Broadway, received a Tony Award nomination for best play. In 1995, Mr. Falls won an Obie Award for his direction of the world premiere of Eric Bogosian's SUBURBIA at Lincoln Center Theater, and his production of Tennessee Williams' THE ROSE TATTOO for Circle in the Square received a Tony Award nomination for best revival.

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