The Odd Couple

Comedy - Original

Plymouth Theatre (March 10, 1965 - July 30, 1966)
Eugene O'Neill Theatre (August 01, 1966 - July 02, 1967)
Data not verified
  • First Preview: March 8, 1965
  • Opening Date: March 10, 1965
  • Closing Date: July 2, 1967
  • Previews: 2
  • Performances: 966

Playwright: Neil Simon


Two suddenly single pals — a sloppy sportswriter and a fastidious news writer — strain their friendship by turning roommates and unconsciously repeating the same mistakes they made in the marriages they just left.


Opening Night Cast

Art Carney Felix Ungar
Walter Matthau Oscar Madison
Paul Dooley Speed
John Fiedler Vinnie
Nathaniel Frey Murray
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Opening Night Production Credits

Neil Simon Neil Simon Writer
Mike Nichols Mike Nichols Director
  Oliver Smith Scenic Designer
Ann Roth Ann Roth Costume Design
  Jean Rosenthal Lighting Design
  C. Edwin Knill General Manager
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New York Drama Critics' Circle

Year Category Name Winner/Nominee
1965 Best Play Neil Simon Nominee

Tony Award

Year Category Name Winner/Nominee
1965 Actor in a Play Walter Matthau Winner
1965 Author of a Play Neil Simon Winner
1965 Direction of a Play Mike Nichols Winner
1965 Play   Nominee
1965 Scenic Design (Play or Musical) Oliver Smith Winner
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