The Rope Dancers

Drama - Original

Henry Miller's Theatre (January 27, 1958 - May 03, 1958)
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  • First Preview:
  • Opening Date: November 20, 1957
  • Closing Date: May 3, 1958
  • Previews: 0
  • Performances: 189

Playwright: Morton Wishengrad


A cold woman tortures her young daughter, who was born with six fingers on one hand, and her weak husband.


Opening Night Cast

Art Carney James Hyland
Siobhán McKenna Margaret Hyland
Joan Blondell Mrs. Farrow
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Opening Night Production Credits

  Morton Wishengrad Writer
  Peter Hall Director
  Boris Aronson Scenic Design
Patricia Zipprodt Patricia Zipprodt Costume Design
  Victor Samrock General Manager
  Morton Gottlieb Company Manager
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Tony Award

Year Category Name Winner/Nominee
1958 Actress in a Play Siobhán McKenna Nominee
1958 Direction (pre-1960) Peter Hall Nominee
1958 Featured Actor in a Play Theodore Bikel Nominee
1958 Featured Actress in a Play Joan Blondell Nominee
1958 Play   Nominee
1958 Scenic Design (Play or Musical) Boris Aronson Nominee
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