The Pleasure of His Company

Comedy - Original

Longacre Theatre (October 22, 1958 - June 13, 1959)
Music Box Theatre (June 15, 1959 - November 21, 1959)
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  • First Preview:
  • Opening Date: October 22, 1958
  • Closing Date: November 21, 1959
  • Previews: 0
  • Performances: 474

Playwright: Samuel Taylor


A forever-wandering father returns home for his daughter's wedding and turns all plans for it upside down in Samuel Taylor's comedy.


Opening Night Cast

Cyril Ritchard in The Pleasure of His Company Cyril Ritchard Biddeford Poole
Charles Ruggles Mackenzie Savage
Cornelia Otis Skinner Katharine Dougherty
Walter Abel Jim Dougherty
Dolores Hart Jessica Poole
George Peppard Roger Henderson
Jerry Fujikawa Toy
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Opening Night Production Credits

  Samuel Taylor Writer
  Cornelia Otis Skinner Written In Collaboration With
Cyril Ritchard Cyril Ritchard Director
  Donald Oenslager Production Design
  Edith Head Costume Design
  Donald Oenslager Lighting Design
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Theatre World

Year Category Name Winner/Nominee
1959 Theatre World Award Dolores Hart Winner

Tony Award

Year Category Name Winner/Nominee
1959 Actor in a Play Cyril Ritchard Nominee
1959 Direction (pre-1960) Cyril Ritchard Nominee
1959 Featured Actor in a Play Charles Ruggles Winner
1959 Featured Actress in a Play Dolores Hart Nominee
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