Blithe Spirit

Comedy - Original

Morosco Theatre (November 05, 1941 - May 16, 1942)
Booth Theatre (May 18, 1942 - June 05, 1943)
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  • Opening Date: November 5, 1941
  • Closing Date: June 5, 1943
  • Previews: 0
  • Performances: 650

Playwright: Noël Coward


Researching material for a new novel, Charles engages Madame Arcati, a spiritual medium of uncertain talent, to conduct a séance in his home. Quite by accident, she summons the spirit of Charles's first wife and cannot make the disruptive spirit go away.


Opening Night Cast

Leonora Corbett Elvira
Mildred Natwick Madame Arcati
Clifton Webb Charles
Peggy Wood Ruth
Jacqueline Clarke Edith
Phyllis Joyce Mrs. Bradman
Philip Tonge Doctor Bradman
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Opening Night Production Credits

Noël Coward Noël Coward Writer
  John C. Wilson Staging
  Stewart Chaney Scenic Design
  Mainbocher Dresses for Miss Wood and Miss Corbett
  Tony Williams Mr. Webb's clothes
  Alfred Barris Wigs
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Shows That Opened That Season: 1941 - 1942

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New York Drama Critics' Circle

Year Category Name Winner/Nominee
1942 Best Foreign Play Noël Coward Winner
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