The Birthday Party

Play - Original

Booth Theatre

Data not verified
  • First Preview: September 16, 1967
  • Opening Date: October 3, 1967
  • Closing Date: January 20, 1968
  • Previews: 9
  • Performances: 126

Playwright: Harold Pinter


A young boarder is visited by two sinister strangers on his birthday. They organize an unusually violent party for him, then dress him up in his best clothes the next day and take him away to places unknown.


Opening Night Production Credits

Harold Pinter Harold Pinter Writer
  Alan Schneider Director
  William Ritman Scenic Design
  William Ritman Costume Design
  Tharon Musser Lighting Design
  Victor Samrock General Manager
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Tony Award

Year Category Name Winner/Nominee
1968 Featured Actor in a Play James Patterson Winner
1968 Featured Actress in a Play Ruth White Nominee
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