John Loves Mary

Comedy - Original

Booth Theatre (February 04, 1947 - March 17, 1947)
Music Box Theatre (March 17, 1947 - February 07, 1948)
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  • Opening Date: February 4, 1947
  • Closing Date: February 7, 1948
  • Previews: 0
  • Performances: 423

Playwright: Norman Krasna


An ex-G.I. marries an English girl in order to bring her over to America for the fellow soldier she really loves, hoping to get a quick divorce so they can marry and he can marry the girl of his dreams, in Norman Krasna's comedy.


Opening Night Cast

Harry Bannister Harwood Biddle
Lyle Bettger Lt. Victor O'Leary
Nina Foch in John Loves Mary Nina Foch Mary McKinley
Ann Mason Mrs. Phyllis McKinley
William Prince John Lawrence
Max Showalter George Beechwood
Loring Smith Senator James McKinley
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Opening Night Production Credits

Norman Krasna Norman Krasna Writer
Joshua Logan Joshua Logan Director
  Frederick Fox Scenic Design
  Lucinda Ballard Costume Design
  Frederick Fox Lighting Design
Richard Rodgers Richard Rodgers Producer
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Clarence Derwent Award

Year Category Name Winner/Nominee
1947 Most Promising Male Performer Thomas Ewell Winner

Tony Award

Year Category Name Winner/Nominee
1947 Costume Design (Play or Musical) Lucinda Ballard Winner
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