PlayDramaOriginalBroadway
Opening Date
Jan 30, 1958
Closing Date
May 30, 1959
Performances
556
PlayDramaOriginalBroadway

ABOUT THIS PRODUCTION

Theatres
Cort Theatre
(Jan 30, 1958 - May 30, 1959)

Description
A drama in three acts and eight scenes

Setting
The home of Franklin Delano Roosevelt at Campobello, New Brunswick, Canada (1921); and New York (1922-1924).

Theatre Leased by The Shubert Organization
Produced by The Theatre Guild and Dore Schary
Written by Dore Schary
Directed by Vincent J. Donehue; Assistant to Mr. Donehue: Robert Livingston
Scenic Design by Ralph Alswang; Costume Design by Virginia Volland; Lighting Design by Ralph Alswang
General Manager: Peter Davis; Company Manager: Jesse Long
Production Stage Manager: Jean Barrere; Stage Manager: Kenneth Mays; Assistant Stage Mgr: Jerry Crews
General Press Representative: Nat Dorfman; Press Representative: Irvin Dorfman and Marjorie Barkentin
Franklin Delano Roosevelt
James Roosevelt
Governor Alfred E. Smith
Mr. Brimmer
Policeman
 
Stretcher Bearer
Anna Roosevelt
Senator Walsh
 
Stretcher Bearer
Eleanor Roosevelt
Franklin Calder
Louis McHenry Howe
Franklin D. Roosevelt, Jr.
A Speaker
 
Stretcher Bearer
Doctor Bennet
Mr. Lassiter
John Roosevelt
Mrs. Sara Delano Roosevelt
Elliott Roosevelt
Miss Marguerite (Missy) LeHand
Understudies: James Bayer (Elliott Roosevelt, Franklin D. Roosevelt, Jr.), Clifford Carpenter (Louis McHenry Howe), Vincent Dowling (Governor Alfred E. Smith, Mr. Lassiter), Ethel Everett (Mrs. Sara Delano Roosevelt, Miss Marguerite (Missy) LeHand), William Fort (Senator Walsh, Mr. Brimmer), Kenneth Kakos (John Roosevelt), Richard Robbins (Franklin Delano Roosevelt), Linda Seff (Anna Roosevelt, Marie), Perry Skaar (James Roosevelt) and Mary Welch (Eleanor Roosevelt)

Cort Theatre (Jan 30, 1958 - May 30, 1959)

Assistant Stage Mgr: Edwin Philips; Stage Manager: Harry Young
Press Representative: Jane Randall and Dick Weaver

Cast

Miss Marguerite (Missy) LeHand
Louis McHenry Howe
Stretcher Bearer
Eleanor Roosevelt
Miss Marguerite (Missy) LeHand
O'Hara
Added after opening
Duffy
Doctor Bennet
Stretcher Bearer
Anna Roosevelt
Anna Roosevelt
Mrs. Sara Delano Roosevelt
John Roosevelt
Understudies: Grace Albertson (Eleanor Roosevelt), Jill André (Anna Roosevelt, Marie), Joanna Brown (Anna Roosevelt, Marie), Floyd Curtis (Edward, Daly), William Fort (Doctor Bennet, Daly), Bert Harris (John Roosevelt, Franklin D. Roosevelt, Jr.), Kenneth Kakos (Elliott Roosevelt) and Michaele Myers (Eleanor Roosevelt)

Tony Award®

Best Play

1958 Winner
Written by Dore Schary
Produced by The Theatre Guild and Dore Schary

Best Actor in Play

1958 Winner
Ralph Bellamy

Best Featured Actor in a Play

1958 Winner
Henry Jones
 

Best Featured Actress in a Play

1958 Nominee
Mary Fickett

Best Director

1958 Winner
Directed by Vincent J. Donehue
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