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Martin Beck Theatre, (3/28/1963 - 5/11/1963)

First Preview: Mar 25, 1963
Opening Date: Mar 28, 1963
Closing Date: May 11, 1963
Total Previews: 4
Total Performances: 52

Category: Play, Original, Broadway

Opening Night Production Staff

Produced by Cheryl Crawford and Jerome Robbins

Written by Bertolt Brecht; Translated by Eric Bentley; Music by Paul Dessau; Musical Director: Samuel Matlovsky

Staged by Jerome Robbins

Scenic Design by Ming Cho Lee; Costume Design by Motley; Lighting Design by Tharon Musser

Production Stage Manager: Porter Van Zandt; Stage Manager: George Thorn

Press Representative: Harvey B. Sabinson and David Powers

Opening Night Cast

Anne BancroftMother Courage
Conrad BrombergEilif
James CatusiSwiss Cheese
Harry EnoPeasant
Regimental Clerk
Bruce GloverSoldier
Catholic Sergeant
Louis GussProtestant Sergeant
Peasant
Benjamin HammerOrdinance Officer
Old Soldier
John HarkinsLieutenant
One Eye
Barbara HarrisYvette Pottier
Girl Singer
Jane HoffmanPeasant
Old Woman
Donald HottonSoldier
Old Colonel
Mike KellinCook
Zohra LampertKattrin
Emil MackYoung Soldier
Soldier
Richard MorseYoung Man
John RandolphRecruiting Officer
Peasant
Soldier
Eugene RocheSwedish Commander
Soldier
Gene WilderChaplain

Understudies: Jenny Egan (Kattrin, Yvette Pottier) and Estelle Parsons (Mother Courage, Yvette Pottier)

Awards and Nominations

Tony Award®

 1963 Best Play [nominee] 

Written by Bertolt Brecht; Translated by Eric Bentley; Produced by Cheryl Crawford and Jerome Robbins

 1963 Best Featured Actress in a Play [nominee] 

Zohra Lampert

 1963 Best Costume Design [nominee] 

Motley

 1963 Best Producer of a Play [nominee] 

Produced by Cheryl Crawford

 1963 Best Producer of a Play [nominee] 

Produced by Jerome Robbins

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