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Cort Theatre , (1/30/1958 - 5/30/1959)
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Opening Date:Jan 30, 1958   
Closing Date:May 30, 1959 Total Performances:556

Category: Play, Drama, Original, Broadway
Description: A drama in three acts and eight scenes
Setting: The home of Franklin Delano Roosevelt at Campobello, New Brunswick, Canada (1921); and New York (1922-1924).

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Theatre Leased by The Shubert Organization
Produced by The Theatre Guild and Dore Schary
Written by Dore Schary
Directed by Vincent J. Donehue; Assistant to Mr. Donehue: Robert Livingston
Scenic Design by Ralph Alswang; Costume Design by Virginia Volland; Lighting Design by Ralph Alswang
General Manager: Peter Davis; Company Manager: Jesse Long
Production Stage Manager: Jean Barrere; Stage Manager: Kenneth Mays; Assistant Stage Mgr: Jerry Crews
General Press Representative: Nat Dorfman; Press Representative: Irvin Dorfman and Marjorie Barkentin
Ralph Bellamy Franklin Delano Roosevelt
James Bonnet James Roosevelt
Alan Bunce Governor Alfred E. Smith
Clifford Carpenter Mr. Brimmer
Jerry Crews Daly
Floyd Curtis Policeman
Stretcher Bearer
Roni Dengel Anna Roosevelt
Vincent Dowling Senator Walsh
Stretcher Bearer
Ethel Everett Marie
Mary Fickett Eleanor Roosevelt
William Fort Franklin Calder
Henry Jones Louis McHenry Howe
James Earl Jones Edward
Kenneth Kakos Franklin D. Roosevelt, Jr.
Edwin Philips A Speaker
Stretcher Bearer
James Reese Doctor Bennet
Richard Robbins Mr. Lassiter
Jeffrey Rowland John Roosevelt
Anne Seymour Mrs. Sara Delano Roosevelt
Perry Skaar Elliott Roosevelt
Mary Welch Miss Marguerite (Missy) LeHand
Understudies: James Bayer (Elliott Roosevelt, Franklin D. Roosevelt, Jr.), Clifford Carpenter (Louis McHenry Howe), Vincent Dowling (Governor Alfred E. Smith, Mr. Lassiter), Ethel Everett (Miss Marguerite (Missy) LeHand, Mrs. Sara Delano Roosevelt), William Fort (Mr. Brimmer, Senator Walsh), Kenneth Kakos (John Roosevelt), Richard Robbins (Franklin Delano Roosevelt), Linda Seff (Anna Roosevelt, Marie), Perry Skaar (James Roosevelt) and Mary Welch (Eleanor Roosevelt)
Tony Award®
winner 1958 Best Play [winner]
Written by Dore Schary; Produced by The Theatre Guild and Dore Schary
winner 1958 Best Actor in Play [winner]
Ralph Bellamy
winner 1958 Best Featured Actor in a Play [winner]
Henry Jones
 1958 Best Featured Actress in a Play [nominee]
Mary Fickett
winner 1958 Best Director [winner]
Directed by Vincent J. Donehue