The Velvet Glove

Comedy - Original

Booth Theatre (December 26, 1949 - February 11, 1950)
John Golden Theatre (February 13, 1950 - May 13, 1950)
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  • First Preview:
  • Opening Date: December 26, 1949
  • Closing Date: May 13, 1950
  • Previews: 0
  • Performances: 152

Playwright: Rosemary Casey


A mother superior and a priest clash over concerns about a convent college professor's ideas on the Christian obligations of wealth, which seem Communistic to influential and rich members of the diocese (whose interests the bishop supports and the mother superior fights against).


Opening Night Cast

Barbara Brady Mary Renshaw
Will Davis Father Benton
Jean Dixon Sister Monica
Grace George Mother Hildebrand
Walter Hampden Monsignor Burke
Ben Lackland Mr. Barton
James Noble Professor Pearson
Naomi Riordan Sister Lucy
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Opening Night Production Credits

  Rosemary Casey Writer
  Guthrie McClintic Staging
  Donald Oenslager Scenic Design
  Guthrie McClintic Producer
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Theatre World

Year Category Name Winner/Nominee
1950 Theatre World Award Barbara Brady Winner
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