The Ponder Heart

Comedy - Original

Music Box Theatre

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  • First Preview:
  • Opening Date: February 16, 1956
  • Closing Date: June 23, 1956
  • Previews: 0
  • Performances: 149

Playwright: Jerome Chodorov, Joseph A. Fields

Opening Night Cast

David Wayne Uncle Daniel Ponder
Will Geer Dorris R. Gladney
Juanita Hall in The Ponder Heart Juanita Hall Narciss
Don Hanmer De Yancey Clanahan
Sarah Marshall Bonnie Dee Ponder
Una Merkel Edna Earle Ponder
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Opening Night Production Credits

  Joseph A. Fields Writer
  Jerome Chodorov Writer
  Robert Douglas Director
  Ben Edwards Scenic Design
  Frank Spencer Costume Design
  Ben Edwards Lighting Design
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Theatre World

Year Category Name Winner/Nominee
1956 Theatre World Award Sarah Marshall Winner

Tony Award

Year Category Name Winner/Nominee
1956 Featured Actress in a Play Una Merkel Winner
1956 Scenic Design (Play or Musical) Ben Edwards Nominee
1956 Stage Technician Larry Bland Nominee
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