The Prisoner of Second Avenue

Comedy - Original

Eugene O'Neill Theatre

Data not verified
  • First Preview: October 9, 1971
  • Opening Date: November 11, 1971
  • Closing Date: September 29, 1973
  • Previews: 4
  • Performances: 798

Playwright: Neil Simon


A well-to-do man loses his job, succumbs to the pressures of big-city life and suffers a nervous breakdown in Neil Simon's dark comedy.


Opening Night Cast

Peter Falk Mel Edison
Lee Grant Edna Edison
Vincent Gardenia in The Prisoner of Second Avenue Vincent Gardenia Harry Edison
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Opening Night Production Credits

Neil Simon Neil Simon Writer
Mike Nichols Mike Nichols Director
  Richard Sylbert Scenic Design
  Anthea Sylbert Costume Design
  Tharon Musser Lighting Design
  John D. Quaglia Hair Design
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Tony Award

Year Category Name Winner/Nominee
1972 Direction of a Play Mike Nichols Winner
1972 Featured Actor in a Play Vincent Gardenia Winner
1972 Play   Nominee
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