PlayComedyOriginalBroadway
Opening Date
Sep 28, 1961
Closing Date
May 13, 1962
Performances
261
PlayComedyOriginalBroadway

ABOUT THIS PRODUCTION

Theatres
Cort Theatre
(Sep 28, 1961 - Nov 18, 1961)
Longacre Theatre
(Nov 20, 1961 - May 13, 1962)

Setting
The recent past. The cotton plantation country of the Old South.

Theatre Owned / Operated by The Shubert Organization
Produced by Philip Rose
Written by Ossie Davis
Directed by Howard Da Silva
Scenic Design by Ben Edwards; Costume Design by Ann Roth; Lighting Design by Ben Edwards
General Manager: Walter Fried; Company Manager: Helen Richards
Stage Manager: Leonard Auerbach; Assistant Stage Mgr: John Sillings
Press Representative: James D. Proctor
Purlie Victorious Judson
Lutiebell Gussie Mae Jenkins
Ol' Cap'n Cotchipee
Gitlow Judson
Charley Cotchipee
The Deputy
The Sheriff
Missy Judson
Idella Landy
Understudies: Gail Fisher (Lutiebell Gussie Mae Jenkins), Gloria Foster (Missy Judson, Idella Landy), Michael Lord (Charley Cotchipee, The Deputy), John Sillings (The Sheriff), Mel Stewart (Purlie Victorious Judson, Gitlow Judson) and Mervyn Williams (Ol' Cap'n Cotchipee)

Tony Award®

 

Best Featured Actor in a Play

1962 Nominee
Godfrey M. Cambridge
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