The Miracle Worker 1959

Opened: October 19, 1959

The Miracle Worker - 1959 - Broadway History , Info & More

Playhouse Theatre
137 W. 48th St. New York, NY

Immortalized on screen by Anne Bancroft and Patty Duke, this Tony Award-winning play is the story of Annie Sullivan and her student, Helen Keller, who lost her sight and hearing at the age of 19 months. With compassion, humor and dramatic tension, The Miracle Worker explores the volatile relationship between a lonely teacher and her headstrong charge.



Trapped in a secret, silent world, unable to communicate, young Helen is violent and spoiled, treated by her family as subhuman. Only Annie sees a mind and spirit waiting to be rescued from Helen's dark, tortured silence. After scenes of intense physical and emotional struggle, Helen's breakthrough finally arrives with the utterance of a single, glorious word: "water."


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Jackson, Wallach, Wilson, et al. Set for 'An Evening Honoring Patricia Neal,' 4/12
by BWW News Desk - Apr 12, 2010


The Peccadillo Theater Company will hold its annual benefit, in support of its upcoming production of Lillian Hellman's Another Part of the Forest, on Monday evening , April 12th at 6:30PM at the historic Players Club located at 16 Gramercy Park South. This year, Peccadillo will be honoring TONY and Academy Award-winning actor, Patricia Neal, with Peccadillo's Legends of the American Theater Award. Ms. Neal won the first-ever TONY Award for her performance as 'Regina Hubbard' in Lillian Hellman's Another Part of the Forest (1946), the rarely seen prequel to The Little Foxes.

Peccadillo Theater Celebrates Patricia Neal 4/12 At The Players Club
by BWW News Desk - Apr 12, 2010


The Peccadillo Theater Company will hold its annual benefit, in support of its upcoming production of Lillian Hellman's Another Part of the Forest, on Monday evening, April 12th, at the historic Players Club located at 16 Gramercy Park South.

Jackson, Wallach, Wilson, et al. Set for 'An Evening Honoring Patricia Neal,' 4/12
by Nicole Rosky - Apr 6, 2010


The Peccadillo Theater Company will hold its annual benefit, in support of its upcoming production of Lillian Hellman's Another Part of the Forest, on Monday evening , April 12th at 6:30PM at the historic Players Club located at 16 Gramercy Park South. This year, Peccadillo will be honoring TONY and Academy Award-winning actor, Patricia Neal, with Peccadillo's Legends of the American Theater Award. Ms. Neal won the first-ever TONY Award for her performance as 'Regina Hubbard' in Lillian Hellman's Another Part of the Forest (1946), the rarely seen prequel to The Little Foxes.

Peccadillo Theater Celebrates Patricia Neal 4/12 At The Players Club
by Gabrielle Sierra - Mar 22, 2010


The Peccadillo Theater Company will hold its annual benefit, in support of its upcoming production of Lillian Hellman's Another Part of the Forest, on Monday evening, April 12th, at the historic Players Club located at 16 Gramercy Park South.

RIALTO CHATTER: THE 39 STEPS to Move Off-Broadway?
by Robert Diamond - Nov 10, 2009


The New York Times is reporting that the producers of THE 39 STEPS have begun discussions to move the play to New World Stages (where it could take the place of The Toxic Avenger, which announced this morning that it was closing). No decisions have been made, but Bob Boyett, the lead producer, tells the paper that they hope to follow Avenue Q's successful lead if business arrangements can be made.

THE 39 STEPS to Play 700th Performance on Broadway 11/10
by Jeff Dennhardt - Nov 9, 2009


Alfred Hitchcock's THE 39 STEPS, Broadway's longest running comedy, plays its 700th performance tomorrow night, Tuesday, November 10, at the Helen Hayes Theatre (240 West 44th Street). At that performance, the production will tie the runs of such legendary plays as The Miracle Worker (1959) and That Championship Season (1972). THE 39 STEPS also recently passed such long-running shows as Purlie (1970), Cat on a Hot Tin Roof (1955), The Children's Hour (1934) and August: Osage County (2007).

'The Miracle Worker' Playwright William Gibson Dies at 94
by Robert Diamond - Nov 27, 2008


The New York Times is reporting that playwright William Gibson who won a Tony Award in 1960 for The Miracle Worker has died at 94 in Stockbridge, Mass. according to his agent, Mary Ann Anderson.

The Miracle Worker History

Other Productions of The Miracle Worker

1959   Broadway
Broadway
1987   Off-Broadway
Off-Broadway
2010   Broadway Broadway Revival
Broadway

The Miracle Worker - 1959 Broadway Awards and Nominations

Note: Award winners will appear on a background
Year Ceremony Category Nominee
1960 Outer Critics Circle Awards Best Play 0
1960 Theatre World Awards Performance Patty Duke
1960 Tony Awards Best Direction of a Play Arthur Penn
1960 Tony Awards Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Play Anne Bancroft
1960 Tony Awards Best Play William Gibson
1960 Tony Awards Best Scenic Design of a Play George Jenkins
1960 Tony Awards Best Stage Technician John Walters

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