Auntie Mame

Comedy - Original

Broadhurst Theatre

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  • First Preview:
  • Opening Date: October 31, 1956
  • Closing Date: June 28, 1958
  • Previews: 0
  • Performances: 639

Playwright: Jerome Lawrence, Robert E. Lee


Roaring Twenties socialite Mame Dennis teaches her orphaned nephew the nature of free living and free thinking, attempting to keep him from the clutches of the uptight world of his late father's estate executor and, later, his fiancée, in Jerome Lawrence and Robert E. Lee's adaptation of the Patrick Dennis novel.


Opening Night Cast

Rosalind Russell Auntie Mame
Cris Alexander Huntsman
Mr. Loomis
Robert Allen Mr. Babcock
Dorothy Blackburn Doris Upson
Barry Blake Emory Macdougal
Geoffrey Bryant Mr. Waldo
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Opening Night Production Credits

Jerome Lawrence Jerome Lawrence Writer
  Robert E. Lee Writer
  Morton Da Costa Director
  Oliver Smith Production Design
  Noel Taylor Costume Design
  Peggy Clark Lighting Design
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Theatre World

Year Category Name Winner/Nominee
1957 Theatre World Award Peggy Cass Winner

Tony Award

Year Category Name Winner/Nominee
1957 Actress in a Play Rosalind Russell Nominee
1957 Featured Actress in a Play Peggy Cass Winner
1957 Scenic Design (Play or Musical) Oliver Smith Nominee
1957 Stage Technician Joseph Harbach Nominee
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