Long Day's Journey Into Night

Drama - Original

Helen Hayes Theatre

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  • Opening Date: November 7, 1956
  • Closing Date: March 29, 1958
  • Previews: 0
  • Performances: 390

Playwright: Eugene O'Neill


The Tyrone family — the miserly actor father, the grasping mother addicted to morphine, the alcoholic older son and the tubercular younger son — come to grips with their twisted love for one another in Eugene O'Neill's Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award-winning play.


Opening Night Cast

Florence Eldridge Mary Cavan Tyrone
Fredric March James Tyrone
Bradford Dillman Edmund Tyrone
Jason Robards, Jr. in Long Day's Journey Into Night Jason Robards, Jr. James Tyrone, Jr.
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Opening Night Production Credits

Eugene O'Neill Eugene O'Neill Writer
  José Quintero Director
  David Hays Scenic Design
  Motley Costume Design
  Tharon Musser Lighting Design
  Irving Cooper General Manager
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Shows That Opened That Season: 1956 - 1957

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New York Drama Critics' Circle

Year Category Name Winner/Nominee
1957 Best American Play Eugene O'Neill Winner

Outer Critics Circle

Year Category Name Winner/Nominee
1957 Outstanding Play   Winner

Pulitzer Prize

Year Category Name Winner/Nominee
1957 Pulitzer Prize for Drama Eugene O'Neill Winner

Theatre World

Year Category Name Winner/Nominee
1957 Theatre World Award Jason Robards, Jr. Winner
1957 Theatre World Award Bradford Dillman Winner

Tony Award

Year Category Name Winner/Nominee
1957 Actor in a Play Fredric March Winner
1957 Actress in a Play Florence Eldridge Nominee
1957 Direction (pre-1960) José Quintero Nominee
1957 Featured Actor in a Play Jason Robards, Jr. Nominee
1957 Play   Winner
1957 Stage Technician Thomas Fitzgerald Nominee
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