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The Broadway production opened on March 8, 1961 at the original Helen Hayes Theatre (demolished in 1982), where it ran for nearly three years and nine months before transferring to the Morosco where it closed in December 1964, after 1572 performances. Directed by Joseph Anthony, the original cast starred Barbara Bel Geddes as Mary, Barry Nelson as Bob, Michael Rennie as Dirk, John Cromwell as Oscar, and Betsy Von Furstenberg as Tiffany. Bel Geddes was nominated for the Tony Award for Best Actress in a Play.
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Performance history in South Africa
1964: Presented at the Brooke Theatre starring Heather Lloyd-Jones, Angus Neill, Derek Lyndon, directed by Brian Brooke, 1964.
1971: Peresented by the Libertas Theatre Club, produced by Harry Hargreaves, September-October 1971.
Theatre programme held by NELM: [Collection: KORT, Maurice]: 2012. 379. 21. 20.
Tucker, 1997. 182.
Theatre programme, 1971.
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