Mrs. Warren's Profession

Comedy - Revival

Vivian Beaumont Theater

Data not verified
  • First Preview: February 6, 1976
  • Opening Date: February 18, 1976
  • Closing Date: April 4, 1976
  • Previews: 14
  • Performances: 55

Playwright: George Bernard Shaw


A young lady discovers that the mother who gave her such a high-toned upbringing is, in fact, the madam of a brothel. Far from being ashamed of her profession, Mrs. Warren defends it as the epitome of capitalism.


Opening Night Cast

Ruth Gordon Mrs. Kitty Warren
Milo O'Shea Reverend Samuel Gardner
Lynn Redgrave in Mrs. Warren's Profession Lynn Redgrave Vivie Warren
Philip Bosco in Mrs. Warren's Profession Philip Bosco Sir George Crofts
Edward Herrmann in Mrs. Warren's Profession Edward Herrmann Frank Gardner
Ron Randell Mr. Praed
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Opening Night Production Credits

George Bernard  Shaw George Bernard Shaw Writer
  Gerald Freedman Director
  David Mitchell Scenic Design
Theoni V. Aldredge Theoni V. Aldredge Costume Design
  Martin Aronstein Lighting Design
  J. Roy Helland Hair Design
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Drama Desk Award

Year Category Name Winner/Nominee
1976 Outstanding Featured Actor in a Play Edward Herrmann Nominee

Tony Award

Year Category Name Winner/Nominee
1976 Actress in a Play Lynn Redgrave Nominee
1976 Featured Actor in a Play Edward Herrmann Winner
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