Say Goodnight Gracie


The Life, Laughter and Love of George Burns


Helen Hayes Theatre, (10/10/2002 - 8/24/2003)

First Preview: Sep 17, 2002
Opening Date: Oct 10, 2002
Closing Date: Aug 24, 2003
Total Previews: 27
Total Performances: 364

Category: Play, Solo, Comedy, Original, Broadway

Opening Night Production Staff

Theatre Owned / Operated by Martin Markinson and Donald Tick

Produced by William Franzblau, Jay H. Harris, Louise Westergaard, Larry Spellman, Elsa Daspin Haft, Judith Resnick, Anne Gallagher, Libby Adler Mages, Mari Glick, Martha R. Gasparian, Bruce Lazarus, Lawrence S. Toppall and Jae French; Associate Producer: Jamie deRoy

Originally produced by Broward Center for the Performing Arts

Written by Rupert Holmes; Portions of the play have been adapted from the reminiscences of George Burns; Incidental music by Rupert Holmes; Music arranged by Rupert Holmes

Directed by John Tillinger

Scenic Consultant: John Lee Beatty; Lighting Design by Howard Werner; Sound Design by Kevin Lacy; Wig Design by Bob Kelly

General Manager: Richards / Climan, Inc.; Executive Producer: William Franzblau

Technical Supervisor: Larry Morley; Production Stage Manager: Tina M. Newhauser

Musical Supervisor: Teressa Esposito

Multimedia Design by Howard Werner and Peter Nigrini

Additional casting by Rush and Super Casting, Ltd.; Press Representative: Peter Cromarty & Company; Marketing: Leanne Schanzer Promotions; Advertising: Triton Advertising; Photographer: Carol Rosegg; Mr. Gorshin's clothing courtesy of Oscar de la Renta

Opening Night Cast

Frank GorshinGeorge Burns
Didi ConnGracie Allen
Recorded voice only

Understudies: Joel Rooks (George Burns)

Awards and Nominations

Tony Award®

 2003 Best Play [nominee] 

Written by Rupert Holmes; Produced by William Franzblau, Jay H. Harris, Louise Westergaard, Larry Spellman, Elsa Daspin Haft, Judith Resnick, Anne Gallagher, Libby Adler Mages, Mari Glick, Martha R. Gasparian, Bruce Lazarus, Lawrence S. Toppall and Jae French

Drama Desk Award

 2003 Outstanding Solo Performance [nominee] 

Frank Gorshin

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