Ethel Barrymore Theatre, (9/30/1953 - 2/07/1955)
Longacre Theatre, (2/09/1955 - 4/09/1955)
48th Street Theatre, (4/11/1955 - 6/18/1955)

Opening Date: Sep 30, 1953
Closing Date: Jun 18, 1955
Total Performances: 712

Category: Play, Drama, Original, Broadway
Description: A play in three acts
Setting: A dormitory in a boys' school in New England. June.

Opening Night Production Staff

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

Produced by The Playwrights' Company (Maxwell Anderson; Robert Anderson; Elmer Rice; Robert E. Sherwood; Roger L. Stevens; John F. Wharton); Produced in association with Mary K. Frank

Written by Robert Anderson

Staged by Elia Kazan

Assistant Designer to Mr. Mielziner: John Harvey; Scenic Design by Jo Mielziner; Lighting Design by Jo Mielziner; Costume Design by Anna Hill Johnstone

Business Manager: Victor Samrock

Production Stage Manager: Seymour Milbert; Assistant Stage Mgr: Yale Wexler

Press Representative: William Fields; Associate Press Representative: Walter Alford; Casting: Karl Malden; Production Assistant: Malcolm Wells

For his assistance in casting, Mr. Kazan gratefully acknowledges the assistance of Karl Malden

Opening Night Cast

Deborah KerrLaura Reynolds
Leif EricksonBill Reynolds
John KerrTom Lee
Richard FranchotPhil
Florida FriebusLilly Sears
John McGovernHerbert Lee
Richard MidgleyDavid Harris
Arthur SteuerSteve
Alan SuesRalph
Yale WexlerPaul
Dick YorkAl

Awards and Nominations

Tony Award®

winner 1954 Best Featured Actor in a Play [winner] 

John Kerr

Theatre World

winner 1955 Award [recipient] 

Mary Fickett

winner 1955 Award [recipient] 

Anthony Perkins

Replacement/Transfer Info

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

Ethel Barrymore Theatre

(9/30/1953 - 2/7/1955)


Regis Caddic
Mary Fickett
Laura Reynolds
Joan Fontaine
Laura Reynolds (Jun 1, 1954 - ?)
Anthony Perkins
Tom Lee (Jun 1, 1954 - ?)
Yale Wexler

Longacre Theatre

(2/9/1955 - 4/9/1955)

48th Street Theatre

(4/11/1955 - 6/18/1955)

Theatre Owned / Operated by William A. Brady.

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