Ethel Barrymore Theatre, (12/03/1947 - 12/17/1949)

Opening Date: Dec 03, 1947
Closing Date: Dec 17, 1949
Total Performances: 855

Category: Play, Drama, Original, Broadway
Description: A drama in two acts
Setting: Spring, Summer and early Fall in New Orleans.

Opening Night Production Staff

Theatre Owned / Operated by The Shubert Organization; Theatre Operated by the Barrymore Theatre Corporation

Produced by Irene M. Selznick

Written by Tennessee Williams

Directed by Elia Kazan

Scenic Design by Jo Mielziner; Costume Design by Lucinda Ballard; Lighting Design by Jo Mielziner; Assistant to Mr. Mielziner: John Harvey and Arthur H. Ross; Assistant to Mrs. Ballard: Ellen Freeman

Company Manager: Max Siegel

Production Stage Manager: Robert Downing; Stage Manager: Jose Véga and Jean Platt

Musical Advisor: Lehman Engel

Assistant to the Producer: Irving Schneider; Press Representative: Ben Kornzweig; Advertising: Blaine-Thompson and Fred Golden; Production Assistant: Ethel Winant

Opening Night Cast

Marlon BrandoStanley Kowalski
Jessica TandyBlanche Du Bois
Kim HunterStella Kowalski
Karl MaldenHarold Mitchell
Rudy BondSteve Hubbell
Vito ChristiYoung Collector
Nick DennisPablo Gonzales
Ann DereStrange Woman
Richard GarrickStrange Man
Peg Hillias
Broadway debut
Eunice Hubbell
Gee Gee JamesNegro Woman
Edna ThomasMexican Woman

Awards and Nominations

Tony Award®

winner 1948 Best Actress in a Play [winner] 

Jessica Tandy

Pulitzer Prize

winner 1948 for Drama [winner] 

Written by Tennessee Williams

Replacement/Transfer Info

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

Ethel Barrymore Theatre

(12/3/1947 - 12/17/1949)
Stage Manager: Clinton Wilder, Joanna Albus; Assistant Stage Mgr: Wright King, Barnett Biro.


Henry Barnard
Young Collector
Sandy Campbell
Young Collector
Uta Hagen
Played the part during Jessica Tandy's vacation; she later took the show on tour with Anthony Quinn, then back to Broadway
Blanche Du Bois
Hilda Haynes
Negro Woman
Wright King
Broadway debut
Young Collector
George Mathews
Harold Mitchell
Ralph Meeker
Stanley Kowalski
James O'Neill
Strange Man
Jack Palance
Played the part when Marlon Brando broke his nose and couldn't go on
Stanley Kowalski
Carmelita Pope
Stella Kowalski
Anthony Quinn
Played the part during Marlon Brando's vacation; he later took the show on tour with Uta Hagen, then back to Broadway
Stanley Kowalski
Mary Welch
Stella Kowalski

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