The Tenth Man

Play - Original

Booth Theatre (November 05, 1959 - January 21, 1961)
Ambassador Theatre (January 23, 1961 - May 13, 1961)
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  • Opening Date: November 5, 1959
  • Closing Date: May 13, 1961
  • Previews: 0
  • Performances: 623

Playwright: Paddy Chayefsky


An unhappy lawyer is pulled off the street by several old Jewish men to serve as the tenth man needed to start a prayer service at a Long Island synagogue. He meets the granddaughter of one of the regulars, who is believed to be possessed by a dybbuk (wandering spirit) and vows to help cure her of her sickness after his own is relieved.


Opening Night Cast

Jacob Ben-Ami Foreman
Donald Harron Arthur Landau
Arnold Marlé Hirschman
George Voskovec Alper
Jack Gilford Zitorsky
Lou Jacobi Schlissel
Gene Saks in The Tenth Man Gene Saks Rabbi
Risa Schwartz Evelyn Foreman
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Opening Night Production Credits

  Paddy Chayefsky Writer
  Tyrone Guthrie Director
  Belle Didjah Dances Supervisor
  David Hays Scenic Design
  Frank Thompson Costume Design
  David Hays Lighting Design
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Outer Critics Circle

Year Category Name Winner/Nominee
1960 Outstanding Actress in a Play Risa Schwartz Winner

Tony Award

Year Category Name Winner/Nominee
1960 Direction of a Play Tyrone Guthrie Nominee
1960 Play   Nominee
1960 Scenic Design of a Play David Hays Nominee
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