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Jolly's Progress   

Longacre Theatre, (12/05/1959 - 12/12/1959)
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Opening Date: Dec 05, 1959    
Closing Date: Dec 12, 1959 Total Performances: 9

Category: Play, Original, Broadway
Description: A play in three acts
Setting: A train station in Pluma, Alabama. The David Adams house.

Production Staff
Theatre Owned / Operated by The Shubert Organization
Produced by The Theatre Guild and Arthur Loew
Written by Lonnie Coleman; Based on "Adam's Way" by Lonnie Coleman
Directed by Alex Segal
Scenic Design by George Jenkins; Costume Design by Gene Coffin; Sound Design by Masque Sound Engineering Company; Assistant to Mr. Jenkins: William Wallace Bellin; Assistant to Mr. Coffin: Joe Codari
General Manager: Peter Davis; Company Manager: Arthur Waxman
Stage Manager: Karl Nielsen; Assistant Stage Mgr: Peter Gumeny
Press Representative: Dick Weaver; General Press Representative: Nat Dorfman; Press Associate: Warren Caro, Philip Langner, Marshall Young and Frank Perry; Casting: Ruth Frankenstein
Wendell CoreyDavid Adams
Eartha KittJolly Rivers
Joanne BarryPortia Bates
Vinnette CarrollDora
Humphrey DavisThompson Bates
Laurie MainMr. Scarborough
Ellis RabbReverend Furze
Anne RevereEmma Ford
Joseph BolandCharlie
Nat BurnsMr. Mendelsohn
Drummond ErskineLon Keiler
Peter GumenyBuford Williams
James Knight
Broadway debut
Warren Holly
Charles McClellandRobie Sellers
Eulabelle MooreThelma
Understudies: Joseph Boland (Mr. Mendelsohn, Mr. Scarborough), Drummond Erskine (Thompson Bates), Peter Gumeny (Lon Keiler, Robie Sellers, Warren Holly), James Knight (Reverend Furze), Eulabelle Moore (Dora), Ellis Rabb (David Adams) and Cicely Tyson (Jolly Rivers)