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The Matchmaker   

 
Royale Theatre, (12/05/1955 - 11/10/1956)
Booth Theatre, (11/12/1956 - 2/02/1957)
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Opening Date: Dec 05, 1955    
Closing Date: Feb 02, 1957 Total Performances: 486

Category: Play, Comedy, Original, Broadway
Description: A comedy in two acts and four scenes
Setting: Yonkers and New York City. The early 'Eighties.



Production Staff
Theatre Owned / Operated by Magoro Operating Corporation
Produced by The Theatre Guild and David Merrick
Written by Thornton Wilder; Based on "Einen Jux Will Sich Machen" by Johann Nestroy; Nestroy's play based on "A Day Well Spent" by John Oxenford
Directed by Tyrone Guthrie; Production Supervised by David Merrick
Scenic Design by Tanya Moiseiwitsch; Costume Design by Tanya Moiseiwitsch
General Manager: Jack Schlissel; Company Manager: Tom Powers and Harold Kusell; Assistant Co. Mgr: Roy A. Somlyo
Production Stage Manager: Samuel Liff; Stage Manager: Rex Partington
General Press Representative: Dick Weaver; Press Representative: Max Eisen; Advertising: Fred Golden and Blaine-Thompson
Cast
Ruth GordonMrs. Dolly Gallagher Levi
a Friend of Vandergelder's Late Wife
Eileen HerlieIrene Molloy
a Milliner
Loring SmithHorace Vandergelder
a Merchant of Yonkers
Peter BaylissA Cabman
Esme ChurchMiss Flora Van Husen
a Friend of Vandergelder's Late Wife
Rosamund GreenwoodMinnie Fay
Mrs. Molloy's Assistant
Arthur HillCornelius Hackl
Clerk in Vandergelder's Store
Patrick McAlinneyMalachi Stack
Alexander DavionAmbrose Kemper
Artist
Charity GraceGertrude
Vandergelder's Housekeeper
William LanteauRudolf
Waiter
Philip LeedsJoe Scanlon
a Barber
A Musician
John MilliganAugust
Waiter
Robert MorseBarnaby Tucker
Apprentice in Vandergelder's Store
Prunella ScalesErmengarde
Vandergelder's Niece
Christine ThomasMiss Van Huysen's Cook
Understudies: C. K. Alexander (Horace Vandergelder)
Tony Award®
 1956 Best Actress in a Play [nominee] 
  Ruth Gordon
winner 1956 Best Director [winner] 
 Directed by Tyrone Guthrie