Jimmy Shine

Play with Music - Original

Brooks Atkinson Theatre

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  • First Preview:
  • Opening Date: December 5, 1968
  • Closing Date: April 26, 1969
  • Previews: 20
  • Performances: 161

Lyrics: John Sebastian

Music: John Sebastian

Playwright: Murray Schisgal


A struggling abstract painter reenacts romantic and other adventures from his past, occasionally in song, in Murray Schisgal's play.


Opening Night Cast

Dustin Hoffman in Jimmy Shine Dustin Hoffman Jimmy Shine
Barbara Cason Miss Green
Gale Dixon Millie
Dorothy Emmerson Rita
Rose Gregorio Rosie Pitkin
Cleavon Little Lee Haines
Rue McClanahan in Jimmy Shine Rue McClanahan Sally Weber
Eli Mintz Mr. Lepke
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Opening Night Production Credits

  Murray Schisgal Writer
  John Sebastian Music
  John Sebastian Lyrics
  Donald Driver Director
  Edward Burbridge Scenic Design
  Lewis Brown Costume Design
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Drama Desk Award

Year Category Name Winner/Nominee
1969 Outstanding Performance Dustin Hoffman Winner
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