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Orpheus Descending   

Martin Beck Theatre, (3/21/1957 - 5/18/1957)
First Preview: Total Previews:
Opening Date: Mar 21, 1957    
Closing Date: May 18, 1957 Total Performances: 68

Category: Play, Drama, Original, Broadway
Description: A drama in three acts and seven scenes
Setting: A general dry-goods store and part of the connecting "confectionary" in a small Southern town, during the rainy season, late winter and early spring.

Production Staff [See More]
Produced by The Producers Theatre and Robert Whitehead
Written by Tennessee Williams; Incidental music by Chuck Wayne; Incidental music arranged by John Mehegan; Music for "Heavenly Grass" by Paul Bowles; Lyrics for "Heavenly Grass" by Tennessee Williams
Directed by Harold Clurman
Scenic Design by Boris Aronson; Costume Design by Lucinda Ballard; Lighting Design by A. H. Feder
Company Manager: Leonard Field
Production Stage Manager: James Gelb; Stage Manager: Norman Kean and Beau Tilden
Press Representative: Ben Kornzweig and Robert Ganshaw
R. G. Armstrong
Sheriff Talbott
Virgilia Chew
Nurse Porter
David Clarke
Dog Hamma
Crahan Denton
Jabe Torrance
Elizabeth Eustis
Dolly Hamma
Mary Farrell
Sister Temple
Nell Harrison
Eva Temple
Albert Henderson
1st Man
Warren Kemmerling
Pee Wee Binnings
John Marriott
Uncle Pleasant
Janice Mars
Cliff Robertson
Val Xavier
Joanna Roos
Vee Talbott
Jane Rose
Beulah Binnings
Lois Smith
Carol Cutrere
Maureen Stapleton
Lady Torrance
Beau Tilden
Mr. Dubinsky
Charles Tyner
2nd Man
Robert Webber
David Cutrere
Tony Award®
1958 Best Scenic Design [nominee]
Boris Aronson
1958 Best Costume Design [nominee]
Lucinda Ballard
Theatre World
winner 1957 Award [recipient]
Cliff Robertson