The Waltz of the Toreadors

- Revival

Coronet Theatre

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  • First Preview:
  • Opening Date: January 17, 1957
  • Closing Date: May 11, 1957
  • Previews:
  • Performances: 132

Playwright: Jean Anouilh


A retired general is flagrantly unfaithful to his bedridden wife, and reunites with a woman with whom he danced the Waltz of the Toreadors 17 years earlier — and who is now out to prove the wife's infidelity to land her man at last.


Opening Night Cast

John Abbott Doctor Bonfant
Frieda Altman First Maid
Sudie Bond Estelle
Mary Grace Canfield Sidonia
Meriel Forbes Mlle. de St.-Euverte
William Hansen Father Ambrose
Louise Kirtland Mme. DuPont-Fredaine
Mildred Natwick Mme. St. Pé
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Opening Night Production Credits

  Jean Anouilh Writer
  Lucienne Hill English Version
  Harold Clurman Director
  Ben Edwards Scenic Design
  Oscar E. Olesen General Manager
  Harold Kusell Company Manager
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New York Drama Critics' Circle

Year Category Name Winner/Nominee
1957 Best Foreign Play Jean Anouilh
Lucienne Hill

Tony Award

Year Category Name Winner/Nominee
1957 Actor in a Play Ralph Richardson Nominee
1957 Direction (pre-1960) Harold Clurman Nominee
1957 Featured Actress in a Play Mildred Natwick Nominee
1957 Play   Nominee
1957 Scenic Design (Play or Musical) Ben Edwards Nominee
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