Look Homeward, Angel

Drama - Original

Ethel Barrymore Theatre (November 28, 1957 - March 07, 1959)
54th Street Theatre (March 09, 1959 - April 04, 1959)
Data not verified
  • First Preview:
  • Opening Date: November 28, 1957
  • Closing Date: April 4, 1959
  • Previews: 0
  • Performances: 564

Playwright: Ketti Frings


An overbearing mother forces her husband and children to help her run a North Carolina boardinghouse, nearly crushing the dream of her youngest son to go to college and be a writer, in Ketti Frings' Pulitzer Prize-winning adaptation of Thomas Wolfe's novel.


Opening Night Cast

Hugh Griffith W.O. Gant
Anthony Perkins Eugene Gant
Jo Van Fleet Eliza Gant
Arthur Hill Ben Gant
Frances Hyland Laura James
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Opening Night Production Credits

  Ketti Frings Playwright
  George Roy Hill Director
  Jo Mielziner Scenic Design
  Motley Costume Design
  Jo Mielziner Lighting Design
  Ernest Adler Hair Design
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New York Drama Critics' Circle

Year Category Name Winner/Nominee
1958 Best American Play Ketti Frings Winner

Outer Critics Circle

Year Category Name Winner/Nominee
1958 Outstanding Play   Winner

Pulitzer Prize

Year Category Name Winner/Nominee
1958 Pulitzer Prize for Drama Ketti Frings Winner

Tony Award

Year Category Name Winner/Nominee
1958 Actor in a Play Hugh Griffith Nominee
1958 Actor in a Play Anthony Perkins Nominee
1958 Actress in a Play Jo Van Fleet Nominee
1958 Costume Design (Play or Musical) Motley Nominee
1958 Direction (pre-1960) George Roy Hill Nominee
1958 Play   Nominee
1958 Scenic Design (Play or Musical) Jo Mielziner Nominee
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