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Empire Theatre , (10/15/1952 - 5/30/1953)
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Opening Date:Oct 15, 1952   
Closing Date:May 30, 1953 Total Performances:263

Category: Play, Comedy, Original, Broadway
Setting: The garden of the Pensione Fioria, Venice. Summertime.
Comments: "The cuckoo is a summer visitant to the whole of Europe. It proclaims its arrival by a cry, heralding the season of love." -- Encyclopedia Brittanica


Production Staff
Theatre Owned / Operated by Al Hayman
Produced by Robert Whitehead and Walter Fried
Written by Arthur Laurents
Directed by Harold Clurman
Scenic Design by Ben Edwards; Lighting Design by Ben Edwards; Costume Design by Helene Pons
General Manager: Oscar E. Olesen; Company Manager: Thomas Bodkin
Stage Manager: James Gelb; Assistant Stage Mgr: Howard H. Fischer
Press Representative: Barry Hyams; Associate Press Representative: Martin Shwartz; Casting: Terry Fay; Assistant to Mr. Clurman: Lewis Allen; Production Associate: Virginia Bolen; Speech Consultant: Simon Mitchneck
Cast
Shirley Booth Leona Samish
Geraldine Brooks June Yaeger
Dino DiLuca Renato Di Rossi
Donald Murphy Eddie Yaeger
Lydia St. Clair Signora Fiora
Silva Gaselli Giovanna
Jose Perez Mauro
Daniel Reed Mr. McIlhenny
Ruggero Romor Vito
Jane Rose Mrs. McIlhenny
Understudies: Janet De Gore (June Yaeger), Howard C. Fischer (Mr. McIlhenny), Anne Hegira (Mrs. McIlhenny, Signora Fiora), James Lacirignola (Mauro), Rino Negri (Renato Di Rossi), Stephen Pluta (Eddie Yaeger, Vito) and Connie Sawyer (Leona Samish)
Tony Award®
winner 1953 Best Actress in a Play [winner]
Shirley Booth