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Tiger at the Gates   

 
Plymouth Theatre, (10/03/1955 - 11/19/1955)
Helen Hayes Theatre, (11/21/1955 - 4/07/1956)
First Preview: Total Previews:
Opening Date: Oct 03, 1955    
Closing Date: Apr 07, 1956 Total Performances: 217

Category: Play, Drama, Original, Broadway
Description: A drama in two acts
Setting: In and around the Palace of Troy.



Production Staff
Theatre Owned / Operated by The Shubert Organization
Produced by The Playwrights' Company; Produced in association with Henry M. Margolis
Originally produced by Robert Joseph
Written by Jean Giraudoux; Translated by Christopher Fry; Incidental music by Lennox Berkeley
Directed by Harold Clurman
Scenic Design by Loudon Sainthill; Costume Design by Loudon Sainthill; New York Production Supervising Designer: Paul Morrison
Business Manager: Victor Samrock; Company Manager: George Oshrin
Production Stage Manager: James Gelb; Stage Manager: Louis Criss; Assistant Stage Mgr: Joanne Taylor
Music Contractor: Meyer Davis
Press Representative: Karl Bernstein and Harvey B. Sabinson; Production Assistant: Jemison Hammond
Cast
Michael RedgraveHector
Jack BittnerSecond Old Man
Olpides
Sailor on Paris' Ship
Judith BraunLaundress
Jacqueline BrookesLady in Waiting
Howard CaineFirst Old Man
Abneos
A Senator
Morris CarnovskyPriam
King of Troy, Father to Hector
Ellen ChristopherPolyxene
Young sister to Hector
Leo CiceriParis
Brother to Hector
Diane CilentoHelen
Louis CrissSailor
Walter FitzgeraldUlysses
Wyndham GoldieBusiris
A Lawyer
Ernest GravesMessenger
Barbara JeffordAndromache
Wife to Hector
Peter KerrTroilus
Young brother to Hector
Catherine LaceyHecuba
Mother to Hector
John LaurieDemekos
A Poet, Leader of the Senate
Leueen MacGrathCassandra
Sister to Hector
Tom McDermottSenator
Felix MunsoAjax
A Greek Captain
Nehemiah PersoffA Topman
Officer on Paris' Ship
Milton SelzerMathematician
Theatre World
winner 1956 Award [recipient] 
  Diane Cilento
Tony Award®
 1956 Best Play [nominee] 
 Written by Jean Giraudoux ;  Translated by Christopher Fry ;  Originally produced by Robert Joseph ;  Produced by The Playwrights' Company ;  Produced in association with Henry M. Margolis
 1956 Best Actor in Play [nominee] 
  Michael Redgrave
 1956 Best Featured Actress in a Play [nominee] 
  Diane Cilento
 1956 Best Director [nominee] 
 Directed by Harold Clurman