The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie

Play - Original

Helen Hayes Theatre

Data not verified
  • First Preview: December 26, 1967
  • Opening Date: January 16, 1968
  • Closing Date: December 14, 1968
  • Previews: 8
  • Performances: 379

Playwright: Jay Presson Allen


A romantic Scottish schoolteacher instills the value of passion in her female students but is undone by her admiration of fascism, in Jay Allen's adaptation of the Muriel Spark novel.


Opening Night Cast

Zoe Caldwell in The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie Zoe Caldwell Jean Brodie
Catherine Burns Monica
Roy Cooper Teddy Lloyd
Diana Davila Jenny
Denise Huot Sister Helena
Joseph Maher Gordon Lowther
Lennox Milne Miss MacKay
Amy Taubin Sandy
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Opening Night Production Credits

  Jay Presson Allen Writer
  Michael Langham Director
  Jo Mielziner Scenic Design
Jane Greenwood Jane Greenwood Costume Design
  Jo Mielziner Lighting Design
  Oscar E. Olesen General Manager
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Clarence Derwent Award

Year Category Name Winner/Nominee
1968 Most Promising Female Performer Catherine Burns Winner

Tony Award

Year Category Name Winner/Nominee
1968 Actress in a Play Zoe Caldwell Winner
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