The School for Wives

Comedy - Revival

Lyceum Theatre

Data not verified
  • First Preview: February 11, 1971
  • Opening Date: February 16, 1971
  • Closing Date: May 29, 1971
  • Previews: 5
  • Performances: 120


An aging man who is afraid of women makes clumsy advances toward the young ward he wants to marry in Moliere's 1662 comedy.


Opening Night Cast

Brian Bedford in The School for Wives Brian Bedford Arnolphe
Joan van Ark Agnes
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Opening Night Production Credits

  Molière Writer
  Richard Wilbur New English verse translation
  Stephen Porter Director
  James Tilton Scenic Design
  Nancy Potts Costume Design
  James Tilton Lighting Design
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Shows That Opened That Season: 1970 - 1971

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Drama Desk Award

Year Category Name Winner/Nominee
1971 Outstanding Performance Brian Bedford Winner

Outer Critics Circle

Year Category Name Winner/Nominee
1971 Special Achievement Award   Winner

Theatre World

Year Category Name Winner/Nominee
1971 Theatre World Award Joan van Ark Winner

Tony Award

Year Category Name Winner/Nominee
1971 Actor in a Play Brian Bedford Winner
1971 Direction of a Play Stephen Porter Nominee
1971 Featured Actress in a Play Joan van Ark Nominee
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