Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?

Drama - Original

Billy Rose Theatre

  • First Preview: October 10, 1962
  • Opening Date: October 13, 1962
  • Closing Date: May 16, 1964
  • Previews: 5
  • Performances: 664

Playwright: Edward Albee


Edward Albee won the Tony Award for his first major play, in which a college professor and his wife invite a younger academic and his wife over for drinks after a late-night party, leading to an evening of sadistic games, attempted seductions and shattering revelations.


Opening Night Production Credits

Edward Albee Edward Albee Writer
  Alan Schneider Director
  William Ritman Production Design
  Michael Goldreyer Business Manager
  Howard Atlee Press Representative
  Michael Sean O'Shea Press Representative
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Shows That Opened That Season: 1962 - 1963

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New York Drama Critics' Circle

Year Category Name Winner/Nominee
1963 Best Play Edward Albee Winner

Outer Critics Circle

Year Category Name Winner/Nominee
1963 Special Award Edward Albee Winner
1963 Special Award Alan Schneider Winner

Theatre World

Year Category Name Winner/Nominee
1963 Theatre World Award Melinda Dillon Winner

Tony Award

Year Category Name Winner/Nominee
1963 Actor in a Play Arthur Hill Winner
1963 Actress in a Play Uta Hagen Winner
1963 Direction of a Play Alan Schneider Winner
1963 Featured Actress in a Play Melinda Dillon Nominee
1963 Play   Winner
1963 Producer of a Play Theatre 1963 Nominee
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