Cactus Flower

Comedy - Original

Royale Theatre (December 08, 1965 - September 07, 1968)
Longacre Theatre (September 09, 1968 - November 23, 1968)
Data not verified
  • First Preview: December 6, 1965
  • Opening Date: December 8, 1965
  • Closing Date: November 23, 1968
  • Previews: 2
  • Performances: 1234

Playwright: Abe Burrows


A man's young girlfriend demands to meet the wife who is keeping them from getting married — a wife that the man invented to keep the girlfriend from getting too close. He asks his spinsterish assistant to pretend to be the wife, which leads to complications, in Abe Burrows' comedy.


Opening Night Cast

Lauren Bacall in Cactus Flower Lauren Bacall Stephanie
Barry Nelson Julian
Burt Brinckerhoff Igor
Brenda Vaccaro Toni
Marjorie Battles Botticelli's Springtime
Michael Fairman Music Lover
Arny Freeman Señor Sanchez
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Opening Night Production Credits

Abe Burrows Abe Burrows Writer
Abe Burrows Abe Burrows Director
  Oliver Smith Scenic Design
Theoni V. Aldredge Theoni V. Aldredge Costume Design
  Norman Norell Miss Bacall's clothes
  Martin Aronstein Lighting Design
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Tony Award

Year Category Name Winner/Nominee
1966 Featured Actor in a Play Burt Brinckerhoff Nominee
1966 Featured Actress in a Play Brenda Vaccaro Nominee
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