Mister Johnson

Drama - Original

Martin Beck Theatre

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  • First Preview:
  • Opening Date: March 29, 1956
  • Closing Date: May 5, 1956
  • Previews: 0
  • Performances: 44

Playwright: Norman Rosten


A childlike West African man yearns to become a "civilized" British man, in Norman Rosten's adaptation of Joyce Cary's novel.


Opening Night Cast

John Akar Benjamin
Ruth Attaway Mother
David Berahzer Uncle
Geffrey Biddeau Guard
Percival Borde Ensemble
Alphonse Cimber Guard
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Opening Night Production Credits

  Norman Rosten Writer
  Robert Lewis Director
  William and Jean Eckart Scenic Design
  William and Jean Eckart Costume Design
  William and Jean Eckart Lighting Design
  Joseph Moss Company Manager
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Theatre World

Year Category Name Winner/Nominee
1956 Theatre World Award Gaby Rodgers Winner
1956 Theatre World Award Earle Hyman Winner
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