Advise and Consent

Drama - Original

Cort Theatre

Data not verified
  • First Preview: November 16, 1960
  • Opening Date: November 17, 1960
  • Closing Date: May 20, 1961
  • Previews: 2
  • Performances: 212

Playwright: Loring Mandel


The subcommittee investigation of a candidate for Secretary of State serves as an inside look at politics behind closed doors in Washington, D.C., in Loring Mandel's adaptation of Allen Drury's Pulitzer Prize-winning novel.


Opening Night Cast

Ed Begley in Advise and Consent Ed Begley Orrin Knox
Henry Jones Seab Cooley
Richard Kiley in Advise and Consent Richard Kiley Brig Anderson
Kevin McCarthy in Advise and Consent Kevin McCarthy Van Ackerman
Chester Morris Bob Munson
Staats Cotsworth William A. Huntington
Barnard Hughes August
Sally Kemp Mabel Anderson
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Opening Night Production Credits

  Loring Mandel Writer
  Franklin Schaffner Director
  Rouben Ter-Arutunian Scenic Design
  John Boxer Costume Design
  Klaus Holm Lighting Design
  Masque Sound Engineering Company Sound Design
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Tony Award

Year Category Name Winner/Nominee
1961 Scenic Design of a Play Rouben Ter-Arutunian Nominee
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