PlayComedyOriginalBroadway
Opening Date
Dec 05, 1955
Closing Date
Feb 02, 1957
Performances
486
PlayComedyOriginalBroadway

ABOUT THIS PRODUCTION

Theatres
Royale Theatre
(Dec 05, 1955 - Nov 10, 1956)
Booth Theatre
(Nov 12, 1956 - Feb 02, 1957)

Description
A comedy in two acts and four scenes

Setting
Yonkers and New York City. The early 'Eighties.

Theatre Owned / Operated by Magoro Operating Corporation
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: Blaine-Thompson and Fred Golden
Mrs. Dolly Gallagher Levi
a Friend of Vandergelder's Late Wife
Irene Molloy
a Milliner
Horace Vandergelder
a Merchant of Yonkers
A Cabman
Miss Flora Van Husen
a Friend of Vandergelder's Late Wife
Minnie Fay
Mrs. Molloy's Assistant
Cornelius Hackl
Clerk in Vandergelder's Store
Malachi Stack
Ambrose Kemper
Artist
Gertrude
Vandergelder's Housekeeper
Rudolf
Waiter
Joe Scanlon
a Barber
 
A Musician
August
Waiter
Barnaby Tucker
Apprentice in Vandergelder's Store
Ermengarde
Vandergelder's Niece
Miss Van Huysen's Cook
Understudy: C. K. Alexander (Horace Vandergelder)

Royale Theatre (Dec 05, 1955 - Nov 10, 1956)

Stage Manager: Edward Diamond, Benjamin Janney, Earl Simmons and Howard Stone; Production Stage Manager: Rex Partington
Press Representative: Harvey Sabinson

Cast

Rudolf
Waiter
Ermengarde
Vandergelder's Niece
Minnie Fay
Mrs. Molloy's Assistant

Booth Theatre (Nov 12, 1956 - Feb 02, 1957)

Theatre Owned / Operated by The Shubert Organization

Cast

Irene Molloy
a Milliner

Tony Award®

 

Best Actress in a Play

1956 Nominee
Ruth Gordon

Best Director

1956 Winner
Directed by Tyrone Guthrie
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