The World of Suzie Wong

Drama - Original

Broadhurst Theatre (October 14, 1958 - November 07, 1959)
54th Street Theatre (November 09, 1959 - January 02, 1960)
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  • First Preview:
  • Opening Date: October 14, 1958
  • Closing Date: January 2, 1960
  • Previews: 0
  • Performances: 508

Playwright: Paul Osborn


A Canadian painter unknowingly rents a room in a Hong Kong bordello and falls for a kind-hearted prostitute, in Paul Osborn's adaptation of Richard Mason's novel.


Opening Night Cast

France Nuyen Suzie Wong
Ron Randell Ben Jeffcoat
William Shatner in The World of Suzie Wong William Shatner Robert Lomax
Stephen Cheng Ah Tong
Noel Leslie George O'Neill
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Opening Night Production Credits

  Paul Osborn Writer
  Richard Mason Based on the novel by
Richard Rodgers Richard Rodgers "How Can You Forget?" music
Lorenz Hart Lorenz Hart "How Can You Forget?" lyrics
Joshua Logan Joshua Logan Director
  Jo Mielziner Scenic Design
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Theatre World

Year Category Name Winner/Nominee
1959 Theatre World Award William Shatner Winner
1959 Theatre World Award France Nuyen Winner

Tony Award

Year Category Name Winner/Nominee
1959 Costume Design (Play or Musical) Dorothy Jeakins Nominee
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