Comedy - Original

Booth Theatre (November 11, 1964 - September 10, 1966)
Broadhurst Theatre (September 12, 1966 - October 22, 1966)
Helen Hayes Theatre (October 24, 1966 - January 07, 1967)
Data not verified
  • First Preview: October 16, 1964
  • Opening Date: November 11, 1964
  • Closing Date: January 7, 1967
  • Previews: 28
  • Performances: 901

Playwright: Murray Schisgal


A neurotic who has failed at committing suicide ultimately comes between a husband and wife in Murray Schisgal's dark comedy.


Opening Night Cast

Alan Arkin Harry Berlin
Anne Jackson Ellen Manville
Eli Wallach in Luv Eli Wallach Milt Manville
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Opening Night Production Credits

  Murray Schisgal Writer
Mike Nichols Mike Nichols Director
  Oliver Smith Scenic Design
Theoni V. Aldredge Theoni V. Aldredge Costume Design
  Jean Rosenthal Lighting Design
  Robert Kamlot General Manager
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New York Drama Critics' Circle

Year Category Name Winner/Nominee
1965 Best Play Murray Schisgal Nominee

Tony Award

Year Category Name Winner/Nominee
1965 Author of a Play Murray Schisgal Nominee
1965 Direction of a Play Mike Nichols Winner
1965 Play   Nominee
1965 Producer of a Play Claire Nichtern Winner
1965 Scenic Design (Play or Musical) Oliver Smith Winner
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