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Music Box Theatre, (1/27/1959 - 6/13/1959)
First Preview: Total Previews:
Opening Date: Jan 27, 1959    
Closing Date: Jun 13, 1959 Total Performances: 159

Category: Play, Drama, Original, Broadway
Description: A play in two acts
Setting: Kyoto, Japan about one thousand years ago.

Production Staff
Produced by David Susskind and Hardy Smith; Produced by arrangement with Peter Cookson; Associate Producer: Michael Abbott
Written by Fay Kanin and Michael Kanin; from stories by Ryunosuke Akutagawa; Incidental music by Laurence Rosenthal
Staged by Peter Glenville
Scenic Design by Oliver Messel; Costume Design by Oliver Messel; Lighting Design by Jo Mielziner
General Manager: Joseph Harris
Production Stage Manager: Jose Véga; Stage Manager: Fred Baker and Robert Paschall
Press Representative: Arthur Cantor and Gertrude Kirschner; Swordplay Instructor: Torao Mori
Jack BittnerDeputy
Claire BloomWife
Elsa FreedMedium
Oscar HomolkaWigmaker
Michael ShilloPriest
Rod SteigerBandit
Akim TamiroffWoodcutter
Ruth WhiteMother
Noel WillmanHusband
Understudies: Jack Bittner and Aviva Gor
Tony Award®
 1959 Best Scenic Design [nominee] 
  Oliver Messel
 1959 Best Costume Design [nominee] 
  Oliver Messel
 1959 Best Direction [nominee] 
  Peter Glenville