The Smile of the World

Play - Original

Lyceum Theatre

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  • First Preview:
  • Opening Date: January 12, 1949
  • Closing Date: January 15, 1949
  • Previews: 0
  • Performances: 5

Playwright: Garson Kanin


A formerly rebellious lawyer has become a stuffy justice, leading his wife to fall for his young clerk.


Opening Night Cast

Ossie Davis Stewart
Ruby Dee in The Smile of the World Ruby Dee Evelyn
Elizabeth Dewing Mrs. Boros
Ruth Gordon Sara Boulting
Sam Jackson Petey
Otto Kruger Justice Reuben Boulting
Boris Marshalov Josef Boros
Laura Pierpont Alice Widmayer
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Opening Night Production Credits

Garson Kanin Garson Kanin Writer
Garson Kanin Garson Kanin Staging
  Donald Oenslager Scenic Design
  Forrest Thayer Costume Design
  Donald Oenslager Lighting Design
  The Playwrights' Company Producer
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