Helen Hayes Theatre, (11/07/1956 - 3/29/1958)

Opening Date: Nov 07, 1956
Closing Date: Mar 29, 1958
Total Performances: 390

Category: Play, Drama, Original, Broadway
Description: A drama in four acts and five scenes
Setting: The Tyrones Summer house. August, 1912.

Opening Night Production Staff

Managing Director for the Helen Hayes Theatre: Louis A. Lotito

Produced by Leigh Connell, Theodore Mann and José Quintero

Written by Eugene O'Neill

Directed by José Quintero

Scenic Design by David Hays; Costume Design by Motley; Lighting Design by Tharon Musser

General Manager: Irving Cooper

Production Stage Manager: Elliot Martin; Stage Manager: George Petrarca

Press Representative: Arthur Cantor and Louis Sheaffer; Advertising Representative: Lawrence Weiner; Soundman: Thomas Fitzgerald

Opening Night Cast

Florence EldridgeMary Cavan Tyrone
James' wife
Fredric MarchJames Tyrone
Bradford DillmanEdmund Tyrone
James and Mary's younger son
Jason Robards Jr.James Tyrone, Jr.
James and Mary's elder son
Katherine RossCathleen
second girl

Understudies: Albert Morgenstern (Edmund Tyrone, James Tyrone, Jr.), Ruth Nelson (Cathleen, Mary Cavan Tyrone) and Ford Rainey (James Tyrone)

Awards and Nominations

Tony Award®

winner 1957 Best Play [winner] 

Written by Eugene O'Neill; Produced by Leigh Connell, Theodore Mann and José Quintero

winner 1957 Best Actor in Play [winner] 

Fredric March

 1957 Best Actress in a Play [nominee] 

Florence Eldridge

 1957 Best Featured Actor in a Play [nominee] 

Jason Robards Jr.

 1957 Best Stage Technician [nominee] 

Soundman: Thomas Fitzgerald

 1957 Best Direction [nominee] 

José Quintero

Pulitzer Prize

winner 1957 for Drama [winner] 

Written by Eugene O'Neill

Theatre World

winner 1957 Award [recipient] 

Bradford Dillman

winner 1957 Award [recipient] 

Jason Robards Jr.

Replacement/Transfer Info

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

Helen Hayes Theatre

(11/7/1956 - 3/29/1958)
Press Representative: Ted Goldsmith.


Albert Morgenstern
Edmund Tyrone
James and Mary's younger son

Understudies: Lon Clark (James Tyrone, Jr.), Richard Rust (Edmund Tyrone).

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