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The Pleasure of His Company   

Longacre Theatre, (10/22/1958 - 6/13/1959)
Music Box Theatre, (6/15/1959 - 11/21/1959)
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Opening Date: Oct 22, 1958    
Closing Date: Nov 21, 1959 Total Performances: 474

Category: Play, Comedy, Original, Broadway
Description: A comedy in two acts
Setting: The living room of a house on a hill in San Francisco, overlooking the Golden Gate. The present.

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Theatre Owned / Operated by The Shubert Organization
Produced by Frederick Brisson and The Playwrights' Company (Maxwell Anderson; S.N. Behrman; Elmer Rice; Robert E. Sherwood; Sidney Howard)
Written by Samuel Taylor; Written in collaboration with Cornelia Otis Skinner
Directed by Cyril Ritchard
Production Design by Donald Oenslager; Costume Design by Edith Head; Lighting Design by Donald Oenslager; Assistant to Mr. Oenslager: Klaus Holm
Company Manager: Ben Rosenberg; Business Manager: Victor Samrock
Production Stage Manager: Fred Hebert; Stage Manager: Gerald O'Brien
Press Representative: William Fields and Mae Lyons; Press Associate: Walter Alford and Reginald Denenholz; Wardrobe Consultant: Suzanne Taylor
Cyril Ritchard
Biddeford Poole
Charlie Ruggles
Mackenzie Savage
Cornelia Otis Skinner
Katharine Dougherty
Walter Abel
Jim Dougherty
Dolores Hart
Jessica Poole
George Peppard
Roger Henderson
Jerry Fujikawa
Understudies: Jeff Killion (Roger Henderson, Toy), Melville Ruick (Jim Dougherty, Mackenzie Savage), Sandy Smith (Jessica Poole), Ann Summers (Katharine Dougherty) and Patrick Waddington (Biddeford Poole)
Tony Award®
1959 Best Actor in Play [nominee]
Cyril Ritchard
winner 1959 Best Featured Actor in a Play [winner]
Charlie Ruggles
1959 Best Featured Actress in a Play [nominee]
Dolores Hart
1959 Best Direction [nominee]
Cyril Ritchard
Theatre World
winner 1959 Award [recipient]
Dolores Hart