In Praise of Love

Play - Original

Morosco Theatre

Data not verified
  • First Preview: December 3, 1974
  • Opening Date: December 10, 1974
  • Closing Date: May 31, 1975
  • Previews: 7
  • Performances: 200

Playwright: Terence Rattigan


A crusty Marxist critic in London builds an emotional wall around himself, abusing his terminally ill wife, American friend and Liberal-party son.


Opening Night Cast

Julie Harris in In Praise of Love Julie Harris Lydia Cruttwell
Rex Harrison in In Praise of Love Rex Harrison Sebastian Cruttwell
Martin Gabel Mark Walters
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Opening Night Production Credits

  Terence Rattigan Writer
  Fred Coe Director
  Jo Mielziner Scenic Design
Theoni V. Aldredge Theoni V. Aldredge Costume Design
  Jo Mielziner Lighting Design
  Ray Iagnocco Miss Harris's Hair Styles
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Drama Desk Award

Year Category Name Winner/Nominee
1975 Outstanding New Play (Foreign)   Nominee

Theatre World

Year Category Name Winner/Nominee
1975 Theatre World Award Peter Burnell Winner
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