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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
Ruth Gordon
Mrs. Dolly Gallagher Levi
a Friend of Vandergelder's Late Wife
Eileen Herlie
Irene Molloy
a Milliner
Loring Smith
Horace Vandergelder
a Merchant of Yonkers
Peter Bayliss
A Cabman
Esme Church
Miss Flora Van Husen
a Friend of Vandergelder's Late Wife
Rosamund Greenwood
Minnie Fay
Mrs. Molloy's Assistant
Arthur Hill
Cornelius Hackl
Clerk in Vandergelder's Store
Patrick McAlinney
Malachi Stack
Alexander Davion
Ambrose Kemper
Charity Grace
Vandergelder's Housekeeper
William Lanteau
Philip Leeds
Joe Scanlon
a Barber
A Musician
John Milligan
Robert Morse
Barnaby Tucker
Apprentice in Vandergelder's Store
Prunella Scales
Vandergelder's Niece
Christine Thomas
Miss Van Huysen's Cook
Understudy: 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