Tiger at the Gates

Drama - Original

Plymouth Theatre (October 03, 1955 - November 19, 1955)
Helen Hayes Theatre (November 21, 1955 - April 07, 1956)
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  • First Preview:
  • Opening Date: October 3, 1955
  • Closing Date: April 7, 1956
  • Previews: 0
  • Performances: 217

Playwright: Jean Giraudoux


Ancient Trojan military commander Hector struggles to avoid war with the Greeks over the abducted Helen in Christopher Fry's adaptation of Jean Giraudoux's anti-war play The Trojan War Will Not Take Place.


Opening Night Cast

Michael Redgrave Hector
Jack Bittner Second Old Man
Judith Braun Laundress
Jacqueline Brookes Lady in Waiting
Howard Caine Abneos
First Old Man
Morris Carnovsky Priam
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Opening Night Production Credits

  Jean Giraudoux Writer
  Christopher Fry Translator
  Harold Clurman Director
  Loudon Sainthill Scenic Design
  Loudon Sainthill Costume Design
  Victor Samrock Business Manager
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New York Drama Critics' Circle

Year Category Name Winner/Nominee
1956 Best Foreign Play Jean Giraudoux
Christopher Fry

Theatre World

Year Category Name Winner/Nominee
1956 Theatre World Award Diane Cilento Winner

Tony Award

Year Category Name Winner/Nominee
1956 Actor in a Play Michael Redgrave Nominee
1956 Direction (pre-1960) Harold Clurman Nominee
1956 Featured Actress in a Play Diane Cilento Nominee
1956 Play   Nominee
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