Blue Denim

Drama - Original

Playhouse Theatre

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  • Opening Date: February 27, 1958
  • Closing Date: July 19, 1958
  • Previews: 0
  • Performances: 166

Playwright: James Leo Herlihy, William Noble


A 15-year-old boy avoids his parents by drinking and carousing with friends in his basement — until he gets a girl pregnant and must scramble to figure out what to do.


Opening Night Cast

Warren Berlinger Ernie Lacey
Burt Brinckerhoff Arthur Bartley
Carol Lynley Janet Willard
Chester Morris Major Bartley
Pat Stanley Lillian Bartley
June Walker Jessie Bartley
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Opening Night Production Credits

  James Leo Herlihy Writer
  William Noble Writer
Joshua Logan Joshua Logan Staging
  Peter Larkin Scenic Design
  Alvin Colt Costume Design
  Charles Elson Lighting Design
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Shows That Opened That Season: 1957 - 1958

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Theatre World

Year Category Name Winner/Nominee
1958 Theatre World Award Warren Berlinger Winner

Tony Award

Year Category Name Winner/Nominee
1958 Scenic Design (Play or Musical) Peter Larkin Nominee
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