Blood, Sweat and Stanley Poole

Play - Original

Morosco Theatre (October 05, 1961 - December 08, 1961)
Ambassador Theatre (December 09, 1961 - December 16, 1961)
Data not verified
  • First Preview: October 4, 1961
  • Opening Date: October 5, 1961
  • Closing Date: December 16, 1961
  • Previews: 1
  • Performances: 84

Playwright: James Goldman, William Goldman


A career sergeant who never finished high school has been sent to work as a supply officer in a Midwestern army post during peacetime. He bribes his education officer to help him pass tests that he could never pass on his own.


Opening Night Cast

Hy Anzell Master Sgt. J.J. LaRue
Reed Brown, Jr. Master Sgt. David Bell
Peter Fonda Pvt. Robert Oglethorpe
Elisabeth Fraser Master Sgt. Florence Denzil
Richard Hamilton Master Sgt. Jerry Wheeler
J. Talbot Holland Master Sgt. Lucious Snow
Darren McGavin in Blood, Sweat and Stanley Poole Darren McGavin 1st Lt. Stanley Poole
John McMartin in Blood, Sweat and Stanley Poole John McMartin Cpt. Mal Malcolm
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Opening Night Production Credits

James Goldman James Goldman Writer
  William Goldman Writer
  Jerome Chodorov Director
  Donald Oenslager Scenic Design
  J. Michael Travis Costume Design
  Donald Oenslager Lighting Design
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Theatre World

Year Category Name Winner/Nominee
1962 Theatre World Award Peter Fonda Winner
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