Man and Superman

Play - Revival

Circle in the Square Theatre

Data not verified
  • First Preview: November 25, 1978
  • Opening Date: December 14, 1978
  • Closing Date: February 18, 1979
  • Previews: 21
  • Performances: 77

Playwright: George Bernard Shaw


A confirmed bachelor is pursued by a woman in George Bernard Shaw's play depicting the eternal battle of the sexes. The play's controversial third act, Don Juan in Hell, features a debate between a Puritanical Don Juan (played by the same actor who plays the bachelor) and the Devil.


Opening Night Cast

Philip Bosco in Man and Superman Philip Bosco Mendoza
George Grizzard in Man and Superman George Grizzard John Tanner
Ann Sachs Anne Whitefield
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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
  F. Mitchell Dana Lighting Design
Paul Huntley Paul Huntley Hair and Wig Design
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Shows That Opened That Season: 1978 - 1979

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Clarence Derwent Award

Year Category Name Winner/Nominee
1979 Most Promising Female Performer Laurie Kennedy Winner

Drama Desk Award

Year Category Name Winner/Nominee
1979 Outstanding Director of a Play Stephen Porter Nominee
1979 Outstanding Featured Actor in a Play Nicholas Woodeson Nominee
1979 Outstanding Featured Actress in a Play Laurie Kennedy Nominee

Theatre World

Year Category Name Winner/Nominee
1979 Theatre World Award Laurie Kennedy Winner

Tony Award

Year Category Name Winner/Nominee
1979 Featured Actress in a Play Laurie Kennedy Nominee
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