Blues for Mister Charlie

Play - Original

ANTA Playhouse

Data not verified
  • First Preview: April 14, 1964
  • Opening Date: April 23, 1964
  • Closing Date: August 29, 1964
  • Previews: 8
  • Performances: 148

Playwright: James Baldwin


A black man returns home to the South after having spent some time in the North and is brutally murdered by a white store-owner, in James Baldwin's examination of ongoing racial tensions.


Opening Night Cast

Al Freeman, Jr. Richard Henry
Pat Hingle in Blues for Mister Charlie Pat Hingle Parnell
Rosetta LeNoire Mother Henry
Diana Sands Juanita
Rip Torn in Blues for Mister Charlie Rip Torn Lyle Britten
Ann Wedgeworth Jo Britten
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Opening Night Production Credits

  James Baldwin Writer
Burgess Meredith Burgess Meredith Director
  Feder Production Design
  Feder Lighting Design
  Ferris Goodson Sound Design
  Arthur Waxman General Manager
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Tony Award

Year Category Name Winner/Nominee
1964 Featured Actress in a Play Diana Sands Nominee
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