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Orpheus Descending   

Martin Beck Theatre, (3/21/1957 - 5/18/1957)
First Preview: Total Previews:
Opening Date: Mar 21, 1957    
Closing Date: May 18, 1957 Total Performances: 68

Category: Play, Drama, Original, Broadway
Description: A drama in three acts and seven scenes
Setting: A general dry-goods store and part of the connecting "confectionary" in a small Southern town, during the rainy season, late winter and early spring.

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Produced by The Producers Theatre and Robert Whitehead
Written by Tennessee Williams; Incidental music by Chuck Wayne; Incidental music arranged by John Mehegan; Music for "Heavenly Grass" by Paul Bowles; Lyrics for "Heavenly Grass" by Tennessee Williams
Directed by Harold Clurman
Scenic Design by Boris Aronson; Costume Design by Lucinda Ballard; Lighting Design by A. H. Feder
Company Manager: Leonard Field
Production Stage Manager: James Gelb; Stage Manager: Norman Kean and Beau Tilden
Press Representative: Ben Kornzweig and Robert Ganshaw
R. G. ArmstrongSheriff Talbott
Virgilia ChewNurse Porter
David ClarkeDog Hamma
Crahan DentonJabe Torrance
Elizabeth EustisDolly Hamma
Mary FarrellSister Temple
Nell HarrisonEva Temple
Albert Henderson1st Man
Warren KemmerlingPee Wee Binnings
John MarriottUncle Pleasant
Janice MarsWoman
Cliff RobertsonVal Xavier
Joanna RoosVee Talbott
Jane RoseBeulah Binnings
Lois SmithCarol Cutrere
Maureen StapletonLady Torrance
Beau TildenMr. Dubinsky
Charles Tyner2nd Man
Robert WebberDavid Cutrere
Tony Award®
 1958 Best Scenic Design [nominee] 
  Boris Aronson
 1958 Best Costume Design [nominee] 
  Lucinda Ballard
Theatre World
winner 1957 Award [recipient] 
  Cliff Robertson