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Playhouse Theatre , (10/19/1959 - 7/01/1961)
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Opening Date:Oct 19, 1959   
Closing Date:Jul 01, 1961 Total Performances:719

Category: Play, Drama, Original, Broadway
Setting: In and around the Keller homestead in Tuscumbia, Alabama; also, briefly, the Perkins Institute for the Blind in Boston. 1880s.


Production Staff
Theatre Owned / Operated by The Shubert Organization
Produced by Fred Coe; Co - Producer: Tamarack Productions, Ltd. and Hiller Productions, Ltd.
Written by William Gibson
Directed by Arthur Penn
Scenic Design by George Jenkins; Costume Design by Ruth Morley; Lighting Design by George Jenkins; Sound Consultant: Tony Schwartz
General Manager: Joseph Harris; Company Manager: Leon Spachner
Production Stage Manager: Porter Van Zandt; Stage Manager: Dick Via; Assistant Stage Mgr: John Marriott
Press Representative: Arthur Cantor; Associate Press Representative: Gertrude Kirschner; Master Carpenter: John Walters
Cast
Anne Bancroft Annie Sullivan
Patty Duke Helen Keller
Dale Ellen Bethea Child
Juanita Bethea Mary
Miriam Butler Martha
Kathleen Comegys Aunt Ev
James Congdon James Keller
Michael Constantine Anagnos
Roger De Koven Doctor
Caswell Fairweather Percy
Lori Heineman Child
Rita Levy Child
John Marriott John
Eileen Musumeci Child
Patricia Neal Kate Keller
Donna Pastore Child
Beah Richards
Broadway debut
Viney
Lynn Schoenfeld Child
Torin Thatcher Captain Keller
Understudies: Dale Ellen Bethea (Martha, Percy), Juanita Bethea (Mary, Viney) and Clarice Blackburn (Kate Keller)
Tony Award®
winner 1960 Best Play [winner]
Written by William Gibson; Produced by Fred Coe
winner 1960 Best Actress in a Play [winner]
Anne Bancroft
 1960 Best Scenic Design (Play) [nominee]
Scenic Design by George Jenkins
winner 1960 Best Direction of a Play [winner]
Arthur Penn
winner 1960 Best Stage Technician [winner]
John Walters
Theatre World
nominee 1960 Award [recipient]
Patty Duke