The Philanthropist 1971

Ages: 6+
Opened: March 15, 1971
Closing: May 15, 1971

The Philanthropist - 1971 - Broadway History , Info & More

Ethel Barrymore Theatre (Broadway)
243 West 47th St. New York, NY

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The Philanthropist has had 3 productions including Broadway which opened in 1971, Broadway which opened in 2009 and West End which opened in 2017.
The Philanthropist has been nominated for the Tony Award for Best Play.
The Philanthropist has been nominated for the Outstanding Performance award at the Drama Desk Awards. Alec McCowen was nominated for this award.
The Philanthropist has won the Outstanding Performance award at the Drama Desk Awards for Alec McCowen.