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Purlie Victorious   

Cort Theatre, (9/28/1961 - 11/18/1961)
Longacre Theatre, (11/20/1961 - 5/13/1962)
First Preview: Total Previews:
Opening Date: Sep 28, 1961    
Closing Date: May 13, 1962 Total Performances: 261

Category: Play, Comedy, Original, Broadway
Setting: The recent past. The cotton plantation country of the Old South.

Production Staff
Theatre Owned / Operated by The Shubert Organization
Produced by Philip Rose
Written by Ossie Davis
Directed by Howard Da Silva
Scenic Design by Ben Edwards; Costume Design by Ann Roth; Lighting Design by Ben Edwards
General Manager: Walter Fried; Company Manager: Helen Richards
Stage Manager: Leonard Auerbach; Assistant Stage Mgr: John Sillings
Press Representative: James D. Proctor
Ossie DavisPurlie Victorious Judson
Ruby DeeLutiebell Gussie Mae Jenkins
Sorrell BookeOl' Cap'n Cotchipee
Godfrey M. CambridgeGitlow Judson
Alan AldaCharley Cotchipee
Roger C. CarmelThe Deputy
Ci HerzogThe Sheriff
Helen MartinMissy Judson
Beah RichardsIdella Landy
Understudies: Gail Fisher (Lutiebell Gussie Mae Jenkins), Gloria Foster (Idella Landy, Missy Judson), Michael Lord (Charley Cotchipee, The Deputy), John Sillings (The Sheriff), Mel Stewart (Gitlow Judson, Purlie Victorious Judson) and Mervyn Williams (Ol' Cap'n Cotchipee)
Tony Award®
 1962 Best Featured Actor in a Play [nominee] 
  Godfrey M. Cambridge