Watch on the Rhine

Drama - Original

Martin Beck Theatre

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  • Opening Date: April 1, 1941
  • Closing Date: February 21, 1942
  • Previews: 0
  • Performances: 378

Playwright: Lillian Hellman


A peace activist exiled from pre-World War II Nazi Germany and a conservative Romanian unsure of how real a threat the Nazis pose meet in the Washington, D.C. home of the German's mother-in-law, in Lillian Hellman's tense drama.


Opening Night Cast

Anne Blyth Babette Muller
Mady Christians Sara Muller
George Coulouris Teck de Brancovis
Peter Fernandez Joshua Muller
Eda Heinemann Anise
John Lodge David Farrelly
Paul Lukas Kurt Muller
Eric Roberts Bodo Muller
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Opening Night Production Credits

Lillian Hellman Lillian Hellman Writer
  Herman Shumlin Director
  Jo Mielziner Scenic Design
  Helene Pons Costume Design
  Kermit Bloomgarden General Manager
  Richard Maney Press Representative
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New York Drama Critics' Circle

Year Category Name Winner/Nominee
1941 Best American Play Lillian Hellman Winner
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