Major Barbara

Comedy - Revival

Martin Beck Theatre (October 30, 1956 - November 17, 1956)
Morosco Theatre (November 19, 1956 - May 18, 1957)
Data not verified
  • First Preview: October 29, 1956
  • Opening Date: October 30, 1956
  • Closing Date: May 18, 1957
  • Previews: 1
  • Performances: 232

Playwright: George Bernard Shaw


Wealthy Lady Britomart must reunite with her estranged arms manufacturer husband in order to marry off her daughters, including Salvation Army major Barbara, in George Bernard Shaw's critique of capitalism, war, religion and other political issues.


Opening Night Cast

Glynis Johns Barbara Undershaft
Charles Laughton Andrew Undershaft
Burgess Meredith in Major Barbara Burgess Meredith Adolphus Cusins
Cornelia Otis Skinner Lady Britomart Undershaft
Eli Wallach in Major Barbara Eli Wallach Bill Walker
John Astin Morrison
Colin Keith-Johnston Peter Shirley
Walter Burke Snobby Price
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Opening Night Production Credits

George Bernard  Shaw George Bernard Shaw Playwright
  Charles Laughton Director
  Donald Oenslager Scenic Design
  Dorothy Jeakins Costume Design
  Donald Oenslager Lighting Design
  Oscar E. Olesen General Manager
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Tony Award

Year Category Name Winner/Nominee
1957 Costume Design (Play or Musical) Dorothy Jeakins Nominee
1957 Scenic Design (Play or Musical) Donald Oenslager Nominee
1957 Stage Technician Howard McDonald Winner
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