The Diary of Anne Frank

Drama - Original

Cort Theatre (October 05, 1955 - February 23, 1957)
Ambassador Theatre (February 26, 1957 - June 22, 1957)
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  • Opening Date: October 5, 1955
  • Closing Date: June 22, 1957
  • Previews: 0
  • Performances: 717

Playwright: Albert Hackett, Frances Goodrich


Frances Goodrich and Albert Hackett's play is based on the true story of a young Jewish girl who kept a diary of her time hiding from the Nazis in an attic of her father's office during World War II.


Opening Night Cast

Joseph Schildkraut Otto Frank
Susan Strasberg Anne Frank
Gusti Huber Edith Frank
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Opening Night Production Credits

  Frances Goodrich Dramatized
  Albert Hackett Dramatized
Garson Kanin Garson Kanin Director
  Boris Aronson Production Designed
  Helene Pons Costume Design
  Leland Watson Lighting Design
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New York Drama Critics' Circle

Year Category Name Winner/Nominee
1956 Best American Play Frances Goodrich
Albert Hackett

Outer Critics Circle

Year Category Name Winner/Nominee
1956 Outstanding Play   Winner

Pulitzer Prize

Year Category Name Winner/Nominee
1956 Pulitzer Prize for Drama Albert Hackett
Frances Goodrich

Theatre World

Year Category Name Winner/Nominee
1956 Theatre World Award Susan Strasberg Winner

Tony Award

Year Category Name Winner/Nominee
1956 Actress in a Play Susan Strasberg Nominee
1956 Costume Design (Play or Musical) Helene Pons Nominee
1956 Direction (pre-1960) Garson Kanin Nominee
1956 Play   Winner
1956 Scenic Design (Play or Musical) Boris Aronson Nominee
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