Midgie Purvis

Play - Original

Martin Beck Theatre

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  • First Preview:
  • Opening Date: February 1, 1961
  • Closing Date: February 18, 1961
  • Previews: 0
  • Performances: 21

Playwright: Mary Chase


A childish 50-year-old woman leaves her dismissive family, disguises herself as an 80-year-old woman, and becomes a babysitter.


Opening Night Cast

Tallulah Bankhead in Midgie Purvis Tallulah Bankhead Midgie Purvis
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Opening Night Production Credits

  Mary Chase Writer
Burgess Meredith Burgess Meredith Director
  Ben Edwards Scenic Design
  Guy Kent Costume Design
  Ben Edwards Lighting Design
  Richard Maney Press Representative
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Shows That Opened That Season: 1960 - 1961

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Tony Award

Year Category Name Winner/Nominee
1961 Actress in a Play Tallulah Bankhead Nominee
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