A Majority of One

Comedy - Original

Shubert Theatre (February 16, 1959 - October 17, 1959)
Ethel Barrymore Theatre (October 19, 1959 - June 25, 1960)
Data not verified
  • First Preview: February 12, 1959
  • Opening Date: February 16, 1959
  • Closing Date: June 25, 1960
  • Previews: 3
  • Performances: 556

Playwright: Leonard Spigelgass


A Jewish widow meets and falls in love with a Japanese business mogul on a cruise to Tokyo in Leonard Spigelgass's play.


Opening Night Cast

Gertrude Berg Mrs. Jacoby
Cedric Hardwicke Koichi Asano
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Opening Night Production Credits

  Leonard Spigelgass Writer
  Dore Schary Director
  Donald Oenslager Scenic Design
  Motley Costume Design
  Donald Oenslager Lighting Design
  Peter Davis General Manager
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Theatre World

Year Category Name Winner/Nominee
1959 Theatre World Award Ina Balin Winner

Tony Award

Year Category Name Winner/Nominee
1959 Actor in a Play Cedric Hardwicke Nominee
1959 Actress in a Play Gertrude Berg Winner
1959 Direction (pre-1960) Dore Schary Nominee
1959 Scenic Design (Play or Musical) Donald Oenslager Winner
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