Mister Roberts

Play - Original

Alvin Theatre

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  • Opening Date: February 18, 1948
  • Closing Date: January 6, 1951
  • Previews: 0
  • Performances: 1157

Playwright: Joshua Logan, Thomas Heggen


A combat officer looks out for his bored troops who man a cargo ship supplying Pacific troops during World War II, even as he hopes to get permission from his tyrannical captain to transfer and see some action himself.


Opening Night Cast

Henry Fonda Lieutenant (JG) Roberts
William Harrigan The Captain
Robert Keith Doc
David Wayne Ensign Pulver
Joseph Bernard Ensemble
John (Red) Kullers Ensemble
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Opening Night Production Credits

  Thomas Heggen Writer
Joshua Logan Joshua Logan Writer
Joshua Logan Joshua Logan Director
  Jo Mielziner Scenic Design
  Jo Mielziner Lighting Design
  Herman Bernstein General Manager
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Shows That Opened That Season: 1947 - 1948

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Theatre World

Year Category Name Winner/Nominee
1948 Theatre World Award Ralph Meeker Winner

Tony Award

Year Category Name Winner/Nominee
1948 Actor in a Play Henry Fonda Winner
1948 Author of a Play Thomas Heggen
Joshua Logan
1948 Direction (pre-1960) Joshua Logan Winner
1948 Play Thomas Heggen
Joshua Logan
1948 Producer of a Play Leland Hayward Winner
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