Mother Courage and Her Children

Play - Original

Martin Beck Theatre

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  • First Preview: March 25, 1963
  • Opening Date: March 28, 1963
  • Closing Date: May 11, 1963
  • Previews: 4
  • Performances: 52

Playwright: Bertolt Brecht

Music: Paul Dessau


A crafty canteen woman working with the Swedish army is determined to profit by the Thirty Years' War, but ultimately uses all three of her children to do it.


Opening Night Cast

Anne Bancroft in Mother Courage and Her Children Anne Bancroft Mother Courage
Conrad Bromberg Eilif
James Catusi Swiss Cheese
Harry Eno Regimental Clerk
Bruce Glover Soldier
Catholic Sergeant
Louis Guss Peasant
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Opening Night Production Credits

Bertolt Brecht Bertolt Brecht Writer
  Eric Bentley Translation
  Paul Dessau Music
Jerome Robbins Jerome Robbins Staging
  Ming Cho Lee Scenic Design
  Motley Costume Design
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Tony Award

Year Category Name Winner/Nominee
1963 Costume Design (Play or Musical) Motley Nominee
1963 Featured Actress in a Play Zohra Lampert Nominee
1963 Play   Nominee
1963 Producer of a Play Cheryl Crawford
Jerome Robbins
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