Nominated for Best Play in the 1986 Tony Awards and Drama Desk Awards.
This long-running hit starred Sam Waterston on Broadway as an urban architect whose attempts to improve humanity by the environments he creates, only leads to chaos when the high-rise boom goes bust and two close friends are caught in the cross-hairs.
"One of the subtlest plays Broadway has seen in years, by one of the most extraordinary writers of the English speaking theater." - Newsweek
"A high point of the theater season." - Wall Street Journal
"Dazzling and devastating." - The New York Times
"A tour de force." - Christian Science Monitor
Benefactors was first presented by Michael Codron at the Vaudeville Theatre, London, on 4 April 1984.