We Bombed in New Haven

Comedy - Original

Ambassador Theatre

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  • First Preview:
  • Opening Date: October 16, 1968
  • Closing Date: December 29, 1968
  • Previews: 10
  • Performances: 85

Playwright: Joseph Heller


Actors rehearse a play about an Air Force bombing squadron sent to ridiculous targets in Joseph Heller's satire. The actor playing the squadron commander frequently steps out of character to reassure the audience that they are only watching a play.


Opening Night Cast

Jason Robards, Jr. in We Bombed in New Haven Jason Robards, Jr. Captain Starkey
Diana Sands Ruth
Anthony Holland Corporal Bailey
Ron Leibman Sergeant Henderson
William Roerick The Major
Frank Andre Frank
Victor Arnold Vic
Don Billett Corporal Sinclair
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Opening Night Production Credits

  Joseph Heller Writer
Burton Lane Burton Lane Music for the song "Bomb, Bomb, Bombing Along"
  Joseph Heller Lyrics for the song "Bomb, Bomb, Bombing Along"
  John Hirsch Director
  William Ritman Scenic Design
  Noel Taylor Costume Design
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Drama Desk Award

Year Category Name Winner/Nominee
1969 Outstanding Performance Ron Leibman Winner

Theatre World

Year Category Name Winner/Nominee
1969 Theatre World Award Ron Leibman Winner
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