The Gingerbread Lady

Comedy - Original

Plymouth Theatre

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  • First Preview: December 3, 1970
  • Opening Date: December 13, 1970
  • Closing Date: May 29, 1971
  • Previews: 12
  • Performances: 193

Playwright: Neil Simon


An alcoholic singer returns from rehab to a teenaged daughter, a self-absorbed ex-lover and friends, and must continue to struggle to keep her life together.


Opening Night Cast

Maureen Stapleton Evy Meara
Michael Lombard Jimmy Perry
Charles Siebert Lou Tanner
Betsy von Furstenberg Toby Landau
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Opening Night Production Credits

Neil Simon Neil Simon Writer
  Robert Moore Director
  David Hays Scenic Design
  Frank Thompson Costume Design
  Martin Aronstein Lighting Design
  Phyllis Sagnelli Hairstyling
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Drama Desk Award

Year Category Name Winner/Nominee
1971 Outstanding Performance Maureen Stapleton Winner

Theatre World

Year Category Name Winner/Nominee
1971 Theatre World Award Ayn Ruymen Winner

Tony Award

Year Category Name Winner/Nominee
1971 Actress in a Play Maureen Stapleton Winner
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