Tiny Alice herself Laila Robins and beau Robert Cuccioli of Jekyll and Hyde fame attended the drama's Dec. 5 opening night party together. At right, Alice's director Mark Lamos and the play's other star, Richard Thomas. The original production of Tiny Alice was presented on Broadway in December 1964, with John Gielgud and Irene Worth under the direction of Alan Schneider. The play was greeted by largely negative reviews, the tone of the notices all the most noteworthy since Alice was Albee's first full-length play since the universally praised Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? In March 1965, Albee took the extraordinary measure of holding a press conference to address critical response.