Once in a Lifetime

Comedy - Revival

Circle in the Square Theatre

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  • First Preview: May 26, 1978
  • Opening Date: June 15, 1978
  • Closing Date: August 27, 1978
  • Previews: 21
  • Performances: 85

Playwright: George S. Kaufman, Moss Hart


A down-on-their-luck vaudeville trio goes to Hollywood shortly after the talking-pictures revolution to make their fortunes, and end up posing as vocal coaches for a major producer.


Opening Night Cast

Jayne Meadows Helen Hobart
George S. Irving Herman Glogauer
John Lithgow in Once in a Lifetime John Lithgow George Lewis
Deborah May May Daniels
Treat Williams Jerry Hyland
Max Wright in Once in a Lifetime Max Wright Lawrence Vail
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Opening Night Production Credits

Moss Hart Moss Hart Writer
George S.  Kaufman George S. Kaufman Writer
  Tom Moore Director
  Karl Eigsti Scenic Design
  Carol Luiken Costume Design
  F. Mitchell Dana Lighting Design
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Shows That Opened That Season: 1978 - 1979

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Theatre World

Year Category Name Winner/Nominee
1979 Theatre World Award Max Wright Winner
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