Of Mice and Men

Drama - Original

Music Box Theatre

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  • First Preview:
  • Opening Date: November 23, 1937
  • Closing Date: May 21, 1938
  • Previews: 0
  • Performances: 207

Playwright: John Steinbeck


Two migrant field hands, the average-looking but smart George and the strong but mentally challenged Lennie, find work on a farm in California during the Great Depression, seeing their dreams lead to tragedy when Lennie gets too close to the wife of the boss's son, in John Steinbeck's adaptation of his novel.


Opening Night Cast

Walter Baldwin Whit
Sam Byrd Curley
Broderick Crawford Lennie
Thomas B. Findlay The Boss
Wallace Ford George
Will Geer Slim
John F. Hamilton Candy
Claire Luce Curley's Wife
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Opening Night Production Credits

John Steinbeck John Steinbeck Writer
George S.  Kaufman George S. Kaufman Staging
  Donald Oenslager Scenic Design
  John Hambleton Costume Production
  C. J. Straight Sound Effects
  Irving Schneider Company Manager
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New York Drama Critics' Circle

Year Category Name Winner/Nominee
1938 Best American Play John Steinbeck Winner
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