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The Miracle Worker   

Playhouse Theatre, (10/19/1959 - 7/01/1961)
First Preview: Total Previews:
Opening Date: Oct 19, 1959    
Closing Date: Jul 01, 1961 Total Performances: 719

Category: Play, Drama, Original, Broadway
Setting: 1882; 1886; 1887. The Keller homestead, Tuscumbia, Alabama; the Perkins Institution for the Blind, Boston, Mass; the Tuscumbia depot.


Production Staff
Theatre Owned / Operated by The Shubert Organization
Produced by Fred Coe; Co - Producer: Tamarack Productions, Ltd. and Hiller Productions, Ltd.
Written by William Gibson
Directed by Arthur Penn
Scenic Design by George Jenkins; Costume Design by Ruth Morley; Lighting Design by George Jenkins; Sound Consultant: Tony Schwartz
General Manager: Joseph Harris; Company Manager: Leon Spachner
Production Stage Manager: Porter Van Zandt; Stage Manager: Dick Via; Assistant Stage Mgr: John Marriott
Press Representative: Arthur Cantor; Associate Press Representative: Gertrude Kirschner; Master Carpenter: John Walters
Cast
Anne Bancroft
Annie Sullivan
Patty Duke
Helen Keller
Dale Ellen Bethea
Child
Juanita Bethea
Mary
Miriam Butler
Martha
Kathleen Comegys
Aunt Ev
James Congdon
James Keller
Michael Constantine
Anagnos
Roger De Koven
Doctor
Caswell Fairweather
Percy
Lori Heineman
Child
Rita Levy
Child
John Marriott
John
Eileen Musumeci
Child
Patricia Neal
Kate Keller
Donna Pastore
Child
Beah Richards
Broadway debut
Viney
Lynn Schoenfeld
Child
Torin Thatcher
Captain Keller
Understudies: Dale Ellen Bethea (Martha, Percy), Juanita Bethea (Mary, Viney) and Clarice Blackburn (Kate Keller)
Tony Award®
winner 1960 Best Play [winner]
Written by William Gibson; Produced by Fred Coe
winner 1960 Best Actress in a Play [winner]
Anne Bancroft
1960 Best Scenic Design (Play) [nominee]
Scenic Design by George Jenkins
winner 1960 Best Direction of a Play [winner]
Arthur Penn
winner 1960 Best Stage Technician [winner]
John Walters
Theatre World
winner 1960 Award [recipient]
Patty Duke