Opera - Original

46th Street Theatre

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  • First Preview:
  • Opening Date: October 31, 1949
  • Closing Date: December 16, 1949
  • Previews: 0
  • Performances: 56

Music: Marc Blitzstein

Libretto: Marc Blitzstein


Southern belle Regina Giddens and her brothers Oscar and Leo Hubbard scheme to outwit Regina's husband, Horace, who opposes their efforts to profit from a cotton factory in partnership with a Chicago businessman, in Marc Blitzstein's opera, adapted from Lillian Hellman's play The Little Foxes.


Opening Night Cast

Wana Allison Dancer
Robert Anderson Townsperson
Kay Borron Townsperson
Karl Brock Townsperson
Lillyan Brown Addie
Ellen Carleen Townsperson
Sara Carter Townsperson
Donald Clarke Marshall
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Opening Night Production Credits

  Marc Blitzstein Libretto
Lillian Hellman Lillian Hellman Libretto Based On "The Little Foxes"
  Marc Blitzstein Music
  Robert Lewis Staging
  Anna Sokolow Choreographer
  Horace Armistead Scenic Design
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Theatre World

Year Category Name Winner/Nominee
1950 Theatre World Award Priscilla Gillette Winner

Tony Award

Year Category Name Winner/Nominee
1950 Conductor and Musical Director Maurice Abravanel Winner
1950 Costume Design (Play or Musical) Aline Bernstein Winner
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