Sweet Bird of Youth

Drama - Revival

Harkness Theatre

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  • First Preview: December 26, 1975
  • Opening Date: December 29, 1975
  • Closing Date: February 8, 1976
  • Previews: 3
  • Performances: 48

Playwright: Tennessee Williams


An aging actress has an affair with a young drifter, who hopes to be reunited with his childhood sweetheart, the daughter of a powerful politician who is out to destroy him.


Opening Night Cast

Christopher Walken in Sweet Bird of Youth Christopher Walken Chance Wayne
Irene Worth in Sweet Bird of Youth Irene Worth Princess Kosmonopolis
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Opening Night Production Credits

Tennessee Williams Tennessee Williams Writer
  Edwin Sherin Director
  Karl Eigsti Scenic Design
  Laura Crow Costume Design
Ken Billington Ken Billington Lighting Design
  Jay Kingwill General Manager
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Tony Award

Year Category Name Winner/Nominee
1976 Actress in a Play Irene Worth Winner
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