The Night of the Iguana

Drama - Original

Royale Theatre

Data not verified
  • First Preview: December 27, 1961
  • Opening Date: December 28, 1961
  • Closing Date: September 29, 1962
  • Previews: 1
  • Performances: 316

Playwright: Tennessee Williams


A defrocked priest accused of having sexual relations with a teenage girl seeks shelter at a Mexican inn run by his blowsy, widowed old friend, who finds herself competing for his attentions with a kindly spinster who is caring for her grandfather, an aging poet.


Opening Night Cast

Bette Davis in The Night of the Iguana Bette Davis Maxine Faulk
Margaret Leighton Hannah Jelkes
Patrick O'Neal The Reverend T. Lawrence Shannon
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Opening Night Production Credits

Tennessee Williams Tennessee Williams Writer
  Frank Corsaro Director
  Oliver Smith Scenic Design
  Noel Taylor Costume Design
  Jean Rosenthal Lighting Design
  Irving Cooper General Manager
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New York Drama Critics' Circle

Year Category Name Winner/Nominee
1962 Best American Play Tennessee Williams Winner

Tony Award

Year Category Name Winner/Nominee
1962 Actress in a Play Margaret Leighton Winner
1962 Play   Nominee
1962 Producer of a Play Charles Bowden
Viola Rubber
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