The Traitor

Drama - Original

48th Street Theatre

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  • First Preview:
  • Opening Date: March 31, 1949
  • Closing Date: May 28, 1949
  • Previews: 0
  • Performances: 67

Playwright: Herman Wouk


A young atomic scientist plans to turn over atomic bomb secrets and samples to Russian spies, believing it is better for the world if both sides have the bomb, but he is caught by Naval intelligence and ends up reversing his view, with tragic consequences.


Opening Night Cast

Michael Abbott Hammontree
Wesley Addy Professor Allen Carr
Gene Blakely First Man
Philip Coolidge A Man
James Davidson Lieutentant Smith
Richard Derr Lieutenant Henderson
Don Doherty Pharmacist's Mate
Michael Dreyfuss Stricko
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Opening Night Production Credits

Herman Wouk Herman Wouk Writer
  Jed Harris Staging
  Raymond Sovey Scenic Design
  Joseph Fretwell III Costume Design
  Jed Harris Producer
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Theatre World

Year Category Name Winner/Nominee
1949 Theatre World Award Richard Derr Winner
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