Summer and Smoke

Drama - Original

Music Box Theatre

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  • First Preview:
  • Opening Date: October 6, 1948
  • Closing Date: January 1, 1949
  • Previews: 0
  • Performances: 102

Playwright: Tennessee Williams


A repressed minister's daughter nurses a longtime unrequited love for the boy next door, who grows up into a playboy whose nature is completely at odds with hers.


Opening Night Cast

Tod Andrews John Buchanan, Jr.
Monica Boyar Rosa Gonzales
Sid Cassel Papa Gonzales
Marga Ann Deighton Mrs. Winemiller
Donald Hastings Young John
Anne Jackson Nellie Ewell
Ellen James Rosemary
Spencer James Vernon
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Opening Night Production Credits

Tennessee Williams Tennessee Williams Writer
  Margo Jones Staging
  Jo Mielziner Scenic Design
  Rose Bogdanoff Costume Design
  Jo Mielziner Lighting Design
  Manning Gurian General Manager
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Clarence Derwent Award

Year Category Name Winner/Nominee
1949 Most Promising Male Performer Ray Walston Winner

Theatre World

Year Category Name Winner/Nominee
1949 Theatre World Award Tod Andrews Winner

Tony Award

Year Category Name Winner/Nominee
1949 Scenic Design (Play or Musical) Jo Mielziner Winner
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