State of the Union

Comedy - Original

Hudson Theatre

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  • Opening Date: November 14, 1945
  • Closing Date: September 13, 1947
  • Previews: 0
  • Performances: 765

Playwright: Russel Crouse, Howard Lindsay


An idealistic millionaire is selected to run for president, despite the fact that he is estranged from his sharp-tongued wife and involved with another woman, in Howard Lindsay and Russel Crouse's Pulitzer Prize-winning comedy.


Opening Night Cast

Ralph Bellamy in State of the Union Ralph Bellamy Grant Matthews
Ruth Hussey Mary Matthews
Margalo Gillmore Kay Thorndyke
Minor Watson James Conover
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Opening Night Production Credits

  Howard Lindsay Writer
  Russel Crouse Writer
  Bretaigne Windust Staging
  Walter Wagner General Stage Director
  Raymond Sovey Scenic Design
  Emeline C. Roche Costume Design
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Pulitzer Prize

Year Category Name Winner/Nominee
1946 Pulitzer Prize for Drama Russel Crouse
Howard Lindsay
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