Born Yesterday

Comedy - Original

Lyceum Theatre (February 04, 1946 - November 06, 1948)
Henry Miller's Theatre (November 09, 1948 - December 31, 1949)
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  • Opening Date: February 4, 1946
  • Closing Date: December 31, 1949
  • Previews: 0
  • Performances: 1642

Playwright: Garson Kanin


A millionaire junk dealer with designs on Washington politics hires a sophisticated writer to educate his dumb-blonde girlfriend, Billie Dawn, who ends up falling for the writer and turning the tables on her boyfriend's shady business deals.


Opening Night Cast

Paul Douglas Harry Brock
Judy Holliday in Born Yesterday Judy Holliday Billie Dawn
Gary Merrill Paul Verrall
Mona Bruns Mrs. Hedges
Ellen Hall Helen
Otto Hulett Ed Devery
Larry Oliver Senator Norval Hedges
Frank Otto Eddie Brock
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Opening Night Production Credits

Garson Kanin Garson Kanin Writer
Garson Kanin Garson Kanin Staging
  Donald Oenslager Scenic Design
  Ruth Kanin Costume Design
  Ben A. Boyar General Manager
  Nat N. Dorfman Press Representative
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Shows That Opened That Season: 1945 - 1946

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Clarence Derwent Award

Year Category Name Winner/Nominee
1946 Most Promising Male Performer Paul Douglas Winner

Theatre World

Year Category Name Winner/Nominee
1946 Theatre World Award Paul Douglas Winner
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