Alvin Theatre, (2/18/1948 - 1/06/1951)

Opening Date: Feb 18, 1948
Closing Date: Jan 06, 1951
Total Performances: 1157

Category: Play, Original, Broadway
Setting: A few weeks before VE Day until a few weeks before VJ Day.
Comments: Layoff from July 15 - August 14, 1950

Opening Night Production Staff

Theatre Owned / Operated by Alex. A. Aarons and Vinton Freedley

Produced by Leland Hayward

Written by Thomas Heggen and Joshua Logan; Based on the novel by Thomas Heggen

Directed by Joshua Logan

Scenic Design by Jo Mielziner; Lighting Design by Jo Mielziner

General Manager: Herman Bernstein

Production Stage Manager: William Hammerstein; Stage Manager: Elbert Gruver; Assistant Stage Mgr: Len Smith, Jr.

Press Representative: Leo Freedman and June Greenwall; Casting: Maynard Morris; Photographer: John Swope; Advertising: Blaine-Thompson and Fred Golden

Opening Night Cast

Henry FondaLieutenant (jg) Roberts
William HarriganThe Captain
Robert KeithDoc
David WayneEnsign Pulver
Tiger AndrewsEnsemble
Robert BainesWiley
Fred BartonGerhart
Joe BernardEnsemble
Jocelyn BrandoLieutenant Ann Girard
John CampbellReber
Ellis EringerEnsemble
Murray HamiltonShore Patrol Officer
Steven HillStefanowski
Marshall JamisonMilitary Policeman
John JordanShore Patrolman
Mikel KaneEnsemble
Bob Keith, Jr.Ensemble
Lee KriegerSchlemmer
John (Red) KullersEnsemble
Rusty LaneChief Johnson
Harvey LembeckInsigna
Karl LukasLindstrom
Joe MarrDowdy
Ralph MeekerMannion
Walter MullenEnsemble
Jack PierceEnsemble
James SherwoodPayne
Len Smith, Jr.Ensemble
Sanders (Sandy) TurnerEnsemble
Casey WaltersDolan

Awards and Nominations

Tony Award®

winner 1948 Best Play [winner] 

Written by Thomas Heggen and Joshua Logan; Based on Thomas Heggen

winner 1948 Best Actor in Play [winner] 

Henry Fonda

winner 1948 Best Producer [winner] 

Produced by Leland Hayward

winner 1948 Author [winner] 

Written by Thomas Heggen

winner 1948 Author [winner] 

Written by Joshua Logan

winner 1948 Best Direction [winner] 

Joshua Logan

Theatre World

winner 1948 Award [recipient] 

Ralph Meeker

Replacement/Transfer Info

The following people are credited as replacements or additions if they were not credited on opening night.

Alvin Theatre

(2/18/1948 - 1/6/1951)
Stage Manager: Ruth Mitchell.

Press Representative: Abner D. Klipstein.


Tiger Andrews
Larry Blyden
Ensign Pulver
Shore Patrol Officer
Bart Burns
Don Fellows
Murray Hamilton
Ensign Pulver
Henry Hull
Robert Keith
Mary Malone
Lieutenant Ann Girard
Jan Merlin
Alvy Moore
Ensign Pulver
Alex Nicol
Mickey Schiller
Philip Schuyler
Rufus Smith
Shore Patrol Officer
Paul Stewart
Dick Van Patten
Ensign Pulver
Eli Wallach

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