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The Miracle Worker   

 
Playhouse Theatre, (10/19/1959 - 7/01/1961)
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Opening Date: Oct 19, 1959    
Closing Date: Jul 01, 1961 Total Performances: 719

Category: Play, Drama, Original, Broadway
Setting: In and around the Keller homestead in Tuscumbia, Alabama; also, briefly, the Perkins Institute for the Blind in Boston. 1880s.



Production Staff
Theatre Owned / Operated by The Shubert Organization
Produced by Fred Coe; Co - Producer: Tamarack Productions, Ltd. and Hiller Productions, Ltd.
Written by William Gibson
Directed by Arthur Penn
Scenic Design by George Jenkins; Costume Design by Ruth Morley; Lighting Design by George Jenkins; Sound Consultant: Tony Schwartz
General Manager: Joseph Harris; Company Manager: Leon Spachner
Production Stage Manager: Porter Van Zandt; Stage Manager: Dick Via; Assistant Stage Mgr: John Marriott
Press Representative: Arthur Cantor; Associate Press Representative: Gertrude Kirschner; Master Carpenter: John Walters
Cast
Anne BancroftAnnie Sullivan
Patty DukeHelen Keller
Dale Ellen BetheaChild
Juanita BetheaMary
Miriam ButlerMartha
Kathleen ComegysAunt Ev
James CongdonJames Keller
Michael ConstantineAnagnos
Roger De KovenDoctor
Caswell FairweatherPercy
Lori HeinemanChild
Rita LevyChild
John MarriottJohn
Eileen MusumeciChild
Patricia NealKate Keller
Donna PastoreChild
Beah Richards
Broadway debut
Viney
Lynn SchoenfeldChild
Torin ThatcherCaptain Keller
Understudies: Dale Ellen Bethea (Martha, Percy), Juanita Bethea (Mary, Viney) and Clarice Blackburn (Kate Keller)
Theatre World
winner 1960 Award [recipient] 
  Patty Duke
Tony Award®
winner 1960 Best Play [winner] 
 Written by William Gibson ;  Produced by Fred Coe
winner 1960 Best Actress in a Play [winner] 
  Anne Bancroft
 1960 Best Scenic Design (Play) [nominee] 
 Scenic Design by George Jenkins
winner 1960 Best Direction of a Play [winner] 
  Arthur Penn
winner 1960 Best Stage Technician [winner] 
  John Walters