Abe Lincoln in Illinois

Drama - Original

Plymouth Theatre (October 15, 1938 - September 30, 1939)
Adelphi Theatre (October 02, 1939 - November 25, 1939)
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  • First Preview:
  • Opening Date: October 15, 1938
  • Closing Date: November 25, 1939
  • Previews: 0
  • Performances: 472

Playwright: Robert E. Sherwood


Abraham Lincoln's journey from unremarkable Illinois businessman to president of the United States is charted in Robert E. Sherwood's Pulitzer Prize-winning play.


Opening Night Cast

Raymond Massey Abe Lincoln
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Opening Night Production Credits

  Robert E. Sherwood Writer
  Elmer Rice Staging
  Jo Mielziner Scenic Design
  Victor Samrock Business Manager
  William Fields Press Representative
  Phil Stevenson Press Representative
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Pulitzer Prize

Year Category Name Winner/Nominee
1939 Pulitzer Prize for Drama Robert E. Sherwood Winner
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