A Thousand Clowns

Comedy - Original

Eugene O'Neill Theatre

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  • First Preview: April 4, 1962
  • Opening Date: April 5, 1962
  • Closing Date: April 13, 1963
  • Previews: 2
  • Performances: 428

Playwright: Herb Gardner


A nonconformist television writer's custody of his young nephew is threatened when the Child Welfare Bureau comes calling.


Opening Night Cast

Jason Robards, Jr. in A Thousand Clowns Jason Robards, Jr. Murray Burns
Sandy Dennis Sandra Markowitz
Gene Saks in A Thousand Clowns Gene Saks Leo Herman
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Opening Night Production Credits

  Herb Gardner Writer
  Fred Coe Director
  George Jenkins Scenic Design
  Ruth Morley Costume Design
  George Jenkins Lighting Design
  Joseph Harris General Manager
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Tony Award

Year Category Name Winner/Nominee
1963 Featured Actor in a Play Barry Gordon Nominee
1963 Featured Actress in a Play Sandy Dennis Winner
1963 Play   Nominee
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