A Hatful of Rain

Drama - Original

Lyceum Theatre (November 09, 1955 - September 07, 1956)
Plymouth Theatre (September 10, 1956 - October 13, 1956)
Data not verified
  • First Preview: November 9, 1955
  • Opening Date: November 9, 1955
  • Closing Date: October 13, 1956
  • Previews: 1
  • Performances: 398

Playwright: Michael V. Gazzo


A war veteran repeatedly falls victim to drugs, nearly destroying his relationships with his wife and brother as he struggles to break the habit, in Michael V. Gazzo's play.


Opening Night Cast

Ben Gazzara in A Hatful of Rain Ben Gazzara Johnny Pope
Shelley Winters Celia Pope
Anthony Franciosa Polo Pope
Frank Silvera John Pope Sr.
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Opening Night Production Credits

  Michael V. Gazzo Writer
  Frank Corsaro Director
  Mordecai Gorelik Production Design
  Irving Cooper General Manager
  Karl N. Bernstein General Press Representative
  Harvey B. Sabinson Press Representative
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Outer Critics Circle

Year Category Name Winner/Nominee
1956 Outstanding Actor in a Play Anthony Franciosa Winner

Theatre World

Year Category Name Winner/Nominee
1956 Theatre World Award Anthony Franciosa Winner

Tony Award

Year Category Name Winner/Nominee
1956 Actor in a Play Ben Gazzara Nominee
1956 Featured Actor in a Play Anthony Franciosa Nominee
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