Caesar and Cleopatra

Play - Revival

Ziegfeld Theatre

Data not verified
  • First Preview: December 19, 1951
  • Opening Date: December 19, 1951
  • Closing Date: April 12, 1952
  • Previews: 1
  • Performances: 67

Playwright: George Bernard Shaw


Roman emperor Julius Caesar meets the young Egyptian queen Cleopatra, courts her and tutors her in the ways of the politics of his land in George Bernard Shaw's 1898 play.


Caesar and Cleopatra ran in repertory with Shakespeare's Antony and Cleopatra


The production played one matinee preview performance before opening night.


Opening Night Cast

Vivien Leigh in Caesar and Cleopatra Vivien Leigh Cleopatra
Laurence Olivier in Caesar and Cleopatra Laurence Olivier Julius Caesar
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Opening Night Production Credits

George Bernard  Shaw George Bernard Shaw Writer
  Michael Benthall Director
  Roger K. Furse Scenic Design
  Audrey Cruddas Costume Design
  Morton Gottlieb General Manager
  Richard Maney Press Representative
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