The Man Who Came to Dinner

Comedy - Original

Music Box Theatre

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  • Opening Date: October 16, 1939
  • Closing Date: July 12, 1941
  • Previews: 0
  • Performances: 739

Playwright: George S. Kaufman, Moss Hart


An acerbic theatre critic breaks his leg while on a lecture tour in the Midwest and is forced to stay a bit longer at the home of his host family, ultimately taking over the house with his demands and visiting Broadway luminary friends.


Opening Night Cast

Monty Woolley Sheridan Whiteside
Barbara Adams Mrs. Dexter
Edith Atwater Maggie Cutler
David Burns Banjo
Dudley Clements Dr. Bradley
Edward Fisher Westcott
Carol Goodner Lorraine Sheldon
Virginia Hammond Mrs. Ernest W. Stanley
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Opening Night Production Credits

Moss Hart Moss Hart Writer
George S.  Kaufman George S. Kaufman Writer
George S.  Kaufman George S. Kaufman Staging
  Donald Oenslager Scenic Design
  Morris Jacobs General Manager
  William Norton Company Manager
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