Music Box Theatre, (2/18/1964 - 2/12/1966)
George Abbott Theatre, (2/15/1966 - 6/26/1966)

First Preview: Feb 14, 1964
Opening Date: Feb 18, 1964
Closing Date: Jun 26, 1966
Total Previews: 4
Total Performances: 983

Category: Play, Comedy, Original, Broadway
Setting: A garden apartment in the East Sixties, Manhattan. July.

Opening Night Production Staff

Theatre Owned / Operated by Irving Berlin and J. J. Shubert

Produced by George W. George, Frank Granat, Howard Erskine, Peter S. Katz and Edward Specter Productions, Inc.

Written by Muriel Resnik

Directed by Henry Kaplan

Scenic Design by Robert Randolph; Costume Design by Theoni V. Aldredge; Lighting Design by Tharon Musser; Hair Design by Kenneth (at Lilly Daché); Assistant to Mr. Randolph: Richard Burns; Special Assistant to Miss Aldredge: Lohr Wilson

General Manager: Edward H. Davis

Production Stage Manager: Porter Van Zandt

Master Propertyman: Charlie Zuckerman

General Press Representative: Lee Solters and Harvey B. Sabinson; Press Representative: Mel Kopp; Photographer: Wallace Litwin; Production Assistant: Nelle Nugent; Casting Consultant: Michael Shurtleff and Alan Shayne; Advertising: Ingram Ash

Sandy Dennis appears through the courtesy of Seven Arts Productions

Opening Night Cast

Sandy DennisEllen Gordon
Don PorterJohn Cleves
Gene HackmanCass Henderson
Rosemary MurphyDorothy Cleves

Standby: John Dutra (John Cleves)

Understudies: Cynthia Harris (Ellen Gordon) and Lucy Prentis (Dorothy Cleves)

Awards and Nominations

Tony Award®

winner 1964 Best Actress in a Play [winner] 

Sandy Dennis

 1964 Best Featured Actress in a Play [nominee] 

Rosemary Murphy

Theatre World

winner 1966 Award [recipient] 

Sandra Smith

Replacement/Transfer Info

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

Music Box Theatre

(2/18/1964 - 2/12/1966)


Barbara Cook
Ellen Gordon (Feb 22, 1965 - ?)
Patricia Cutts
Dorothy Cleves
George Gaynes
John Cleves (May 17, 1965 - ?)
Jeffrey Lynn
John Cleves
Ryan MacDonald
Cass Henderson
Kenneth Mars
Cass Henderson
Maurice Ottinger
Cass Henderson

Standby: Charles Baxter (John Cleves).

Understudy: Mary K. Wells (Dorothy Cleves).

George Abbott Theatre

(2/15/1966 - 6/26/1966)


Sandra Smith
Ellen Gordon

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