A Shot in the Dark

Comedy - Original

Booth Theatre

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  • First Preview: October 17, 1961
  • Opening Date: October 18, 1961
  • Closing Date: September 22, 1962
  • Previews: 1
  • Performances: 389

Playwright: Marcel Achard


A maid is suspected of killing a chauffeur, and only a romantic magistrate believes her innocence.


Opening Night Cast

Julie Harris in A Shot in the Dark Julie Harris Josefa Lantenay
Walter Matthau Benjamin Beaurevers
William Shatner in A Shot in the Dark William Shatner Paul Sevigne
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Opening Night Production Credits

  Marcel Achard Writer
  Harold Clurman Director
  Ben Edwards Scenic Design
  Noel Taylor Costume Design
  Ben Edwards Lighting Design
  Herman Bernstein General Manager
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Tony Award

Year Category Name Winner/Nominee
1962 Featured Actor in a Play Walter Matthau Winner
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