Street Scene

Musical - Original

Adelphi Theatre

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  • First Preview:
  • Opening Date: January 9, 1947
  • Closing Date: May 17, 1947
  • Previews: 0
  • Performances: 148

Music: Kurt Weill

Book: Elmer Rice

Lyrics: Langston Hughes


This operatic adaptation of Elmer Rice's Pulitzer Prize-winning play follows the inhabitants of a tenement building in New York, including a wife and mother whose extramarital affair ends tragically and a daughter who is torn between a studious neighbor and a smooth-operator boss.


Opening Night Cast

Helen Arden Greta Fiorentino
Sheila Bond Mae Jones
Bennett Burrill Charlie Hildebrand
Ellen Carleen Nursemaid
Joyce Carrol Music Pupil
Norma Chambers Shirley Kaplan
Norman Cordon Frank Maurrant
Marion Covey Graduate
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Opening Night Production Credits

  Elmer Rice Book
Kurt Weill Kurt Weill Music
Langston Hughes Langston Hughes Lyrics
  Charles Friedman Staging
  Anna Sokolow Musical Staging
  Jo Mielziner Scenic Design
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Tony Award

Year Category Name Winner/Nominee
1947 Costume Design (Play or Musical) Lucinda Ballard Winner
1947 Original Score Kurt Weill Winner
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