The Ballad of the Sad Cafe

Play - Original

Martin Beck Theatre

Data not verified
  • First Preview: October 28, 1963
  • Opening Date: October 30, 1963
  • Closing Date: February 15, 1964
  • Previews: 2
  • Performances: 123

Playwright: Edward Albee


The Southern love triangle between an Amazon, a dwarf and a reformed scoundrel is the subject of Edward Albee's adaptation of Carson McCullers' novel.


Opening Night Cast

Colleen Dewhurst Miss Amelia Evans
William Prince Henry Macy
Lou Antonio Marvin Macy
Roscoe Lee Browne The Narrator
Michael Dunn Cousin Lyman
Enid Markey Emma Hale
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Opening Night Production Credits

Edward Albee Edward Albee Writer
  Alan Schneider Director
  Ben Edwards Scenic Design
Jane Greenwood Jane Greenwood Costume Design
  Jean Rosenthal Lighting Design
  Oscar E. Olesen Business Manager
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Tony Award

Year Category Name Winner/Nominee
1964 Actress in a Play Colleen Dewhurst Nominee
1964 Direction of a Play Alan Schneider Nominee
1964 Featured Actor in a Play Michael Dunn Nominee
1964 Play   Nominee
1964 Producer of a Play Lewis Allen
Ben Edwards
1964 Scenic Design (Play or Musical) Ben Edwards Nominee
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