Major Barbara

Comedy - Revival

Circle in the Square Theatre

Data not verified
  • First Preview: February 1, 1980
  • Opening Date: February 26, 1980
  • Closing Date: March 30, 1980
  • Previews: 28
  • Performances: 40

Playwright: George Bernard Shaw


Wealthy Lady Britomart must reunite with her estranged arms manufacturer husband in order to marry off her daughters, including Salvation Army major Barbara, in George Bernard Shaw's critique of capitalism, war, religion and other political issues.


Opening Night Cast

Philip Bosco in Major Barbara Philip Bosco Andrew Undershaft
Paddy Croft in Major Barbara Paddy Croft Rummy Mitchens
Jon De Vries Bill Walker
Rachel Gurney Lady Britomart Undershaft
Frank Hamilton Peter Shirley
Laurie Kennedy in Major Barbara Laurie Kennedy Barbara Undershaft
Nicolas Surovy Adolphus Cusins
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Opening Night Production Credits

George Bernard  Shaw George Bernard Shaw Writer
  Stephen Porter Director
  Zack Brown Scenic Design
  Zack Brown Costume Design
  John McLain Lighting Design
Paul Huntley Paul Huntley Hair and Wig Design
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Drama Desk Award

Year Category Name Winner/Nominee
1980 Outstanding Actor in a Play Philip Bosco Nominee

Tony Award

Year Category Name Winner/Nominee
1980 Revival (Play or Musical)   Nominee
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