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Sweet Bird of Youth   

 
Martin Beck Theatre, (3/10/1959 - 1/30/1960)
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Opening Date: Mar 10, 1959    
Closing Date: Jan 30, 1960 Total Performances: 375

Category: Play, Drama, Original, Broadway
Description: A play in three acts
Setting: Royal Palms Hotel somewhere on the Gulf Coast and the terrace of Boss Finley's house in St. Cloud. Modern, an Easter Sunday, from morning till late at night.



Production Staff
Theatre Owned / Operated by City Playhouses, Inc. (Louis A. Lotito, President)
Produced by Cheryl Crawford
Written by Tennessee Williams; Incidental music by Paul Bowles
Directed by Elia Kazan
Scenic Design by Jo Mielziner; Costume Design by Anna Hill Johnstone; Lighting Design by Jo Mielziner; Assistant Scenic Design: Hugh Hardy; Associate Designer to Mr. Mielziner: John Harvey
General Manager: Robert Rapport; Company Manager: James Awe
Production Stage Manager: David Pardoll; Stage Manager: Guy Thomajan and Bernard Pollack
"Firefly" used with permission of Edwin H. Morris & Co.
Press Representative: Sol Jacobson and Lewis Harmon; Advertising: Fred Golden
Cast
Sidney BlackmerBoss Finley
Paul NewmanChance Wayne
Geraldine PagePrincess Kosmonopolis
Martine BartlettAunt Nonnie
Kenneth BlakeMan in Bar
Hilda BrawnerEdna
Bruce DernStuff
Duke FarleyMan in Bar
Ron HarperMan in Bar
Diana HylandHeavenly Finney
James JeterBud
Monica MayViolet
Charles McDanielScotty
John NapierHatcher
Logan RamseyGeorge Scudder
Patricia RipleyMaid
Madeleine SherwoodMiss Lucy
Glenn StenselPage
Earl SydnorCharles
Rip TornTom Junior
Charles TynerHeckler
Milton J. WilliamsFly
Understudies: M'el Dowd (Princess Kosmonopolis)
Tony Award®
 1960 Best Actress in a Play [nominee] 
  Geraldine Page
 1960 Best Featured Actor in a Play [nominee] 
  Rip Torn
 1960 Best Direction of a Play [nominee] 
  Elia Kazan
Theatre World
winner 1959 Award [recipient] 
  Rip Torn