Bus Stop

Comedy - Original

Music Box Theatre (March 02, 1955 - February 13, 1956)
Winter Garden Theatre (February 13, 1956 - April 21, 1956)
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  • Opening Date: March 2, 1955
  • Closing Date: April 21, 1956
  • Previews: 0
  • Performances: 478

Playwright: William Inge


A bus gets snowed in at a Kansas diner, forcing disillusioned saloon singer Cherie to deal a little longer with Bo Decker, the boisterous but naïve cowboy who insists on marrying her, as the other passengers make connections and confront the disappointments in their own lives.


Opening Night Cast

Anthony Ross Dr. Gerald Lyman
Kim Stanley in Bus Stop Kim Stanley Cherie
Albert Salmi Bo Decker
Elaine Stritch in Bus Stop Elaine Stritch Grace Hoylard
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Opening Night Production Credits

William Inge William Inge Writer
  Harold Clurman Director
  Boris Aronson Scenic Design
  Paul Morrison Costume Design
  Paul Morrison Lighting Design
  Oscar E. Olesen General Manager
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New York Drama Critics' Circle

Year Category Name Winner/Nominee
1955 Best American Play William Inge Nominee

Outer Critics Circle

Year Category Name Winner/Nominee
1955 Special Award Crahan Denton Winner

Tony Award

Year Category Name Winner/Nominee
1956 Direction (pre-1960) Harold Clurman Nominee
1956 Featured Actress in a Play Elaine Stritch Nominee
1956 Play   Nominee
1956 Scenic Design (Play or Musical) Boris Aronson Nominee
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