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Stage Credits

Acting: Stage
Directing & Writing: Stage

Actor - Stage

Title Garson Kanin Credit Date(s) Additional Details Location
Little Ol’ Boy “Tommy Deal” April 1933
  • Directed by George Abbott
  • Written by Albert Bein
Spring Song “A Young Man” October 1934
  • Directed by Eddie Sobol; Written by Bella and Sam Spewack
Ladies’ Money “Red” November 1934
  • Directed by George Abbott; Written by George Abbott
Three Men on a Horse “Al” January 1935
  • Directed by George Abbott; Written by George Abbott and John Cecil Holm
The Body Beautiful “Izzy Cohen” October 1935
  • Directed by Robert Rosson
  • Written by Robert Rosson
Boy Meets Girl “Green” November 1935
  • Directed by George Abbott
  • Written by Bella and Sam Spewack
Star Spangled “Vincent Chenevski” March 1936
  • Directed by Arthur Hopkins, Written by Robert Ardrey
Remembering Mr. Maugham “Garson” November 1966, April 1967, March & July 1969
  • Adapted by Mr Kanin from his memoir

Director & Playwright - Stage

Title Garson Kanin Credit Date(s) Writer(s) Additional Details Location
Hitch Your Wagon Director April 1937 Bernard C. Schoenfeld
  • Notable Cast: James Backus, Dennie Moore, Mary Wickes, Kenneth Roberts, Keenan Wynn
48th Street Theater, NY
Too Many Heroes Director November 1937 Dore Schary
  • Notable Cast: James Backus, Shirley Booth
Hudson Theater, NY
The Rugged Path Director November 1945 Robert E. Sherwood
  • Notable Cast: Spencer Tracy
Plymouth Theater, NY
Born Yesterday Director, Writer December 1946 Garson Kanin
  • Notable Cast: Judy Holliday, Paul Douglas, Gary Merrill
Lyceum Theatre, NY
Years Ago Director December 1946 Ruth Gordon
  • Notable Cast: Fredric March, Florence Eldridge, Patricia Kirkland
Mansfield Theater, NY
How I Wonder Director September 1947 Donald Ogden Stewart
  • Notable Cast: Raymond Massey
Hudson Theater, NY
The Leading Lady Director October 1948 Ruth Gordon
  • Notable Cast: Ruth Gordon, Mildred Dunnock, Ossie Davis
National Theater, NY
The Smile of the World Director, Writer January 1949 Garson Kanin
  • Notable Cast: Ruth Gordon, Otto Kruger, Ruby Dee, Ossie Davis
Lyceum Theater, NY
A Month in the Country Director August 1949 Turgenev Westport Country Playhouse
The Rat Race Director, Writer December 1949 Garson Kanin
  • Notable Cast: Betty Field, Barry Nelson, Ray Walston, Joe Bushkin, Georgie Auld, Pat Harrington
Ethel Barrymore Theater, NY
The Live Wire Director, Writer August 1950 Garson Kanin
  • Notable Cast: Heywood Hale Broun, Peggy Cass, Pat Harrington, Jack Gilford
Playhouse Theater, NY
The Amazing Adele Director September 1950 Adapted by Mr Kanin from a play by Pierre Barillet & Jean-Pierre Gredy
  • Notable Cast: Ruth Gordon
Fledermaus Director December 1950, December 1966 English version by Mr Kanin & Howard Dietz The Metropolitan Opera
The Diary of Anne Frank Director May 1955 (London), October 1955 (NY) Frances Goodrich & Albert Hackett
  • Notable Cast: Joseph Schildkraut, Gusti Huber, Susan Strasberg, Lou Jacobi
  • London (5/55)
  • Cort Theater, NY (10/55)
Into Thin Air Director May 1955 Chester Erskine Prince of Wales Theater, London
Small War on Murray Hill Director January, 1957 Robert E. Sherwood
  • Notable Cast: Daniel Massey, Jan Sterling
Ethel Barrymore Theater, NY
Hole in the Head Director February 1957 Arnold Schulman
  • Notable Cast: Paul Douglas, Lee Grant, Joyce Van Patten
Plymouth Theater, NY
Do Re Mi Director December 1960 (NY), 1961 (London) Garson Kanin
  • Music & lyrics by Jule Styne, Betty Comden
  • NY cast included Phil Silvers, Nancy Walker, Nancy Dussault
  • St. James Theater, NY (12/60)
  • London (1961)
The Good Soup Director March 1960 Adapted by Mr Kanin from La Bonne Soup by Felicien Marceau
  • Notable Cast: Ruth Gordon, Jules Munshin, Diane Cilento, Sam Levene
Plymouth Theater, NY
Sunday in New York Director November 1961 Norman Krasna
  • Notable Cast: Robert Redford, Sondra Lee
Cort Theater, NY
A Gift of Time Director February 1962 Adapted by Mr Kanin from Death of a Man by Lael Tucker Wertenbaker
  • Notable Cast: Henry Fonda, Olivia deHavilland, Joseph Campanella, Marian Seldes
Ethel Barrymore Theater, NY
Come on Strong Director, Writer October 1962 Garson Kanin
  • Notable Cast: Van Johnson, Carroll Baker
Morosco Theater, NY
Funny Girl Director March 1964 Isobel Lennart, Jules Styne & Robert Merrill
  • Notable Cast: Barbra Streisand, Sydney Chaplin, Kay Medford, Lainie Kazan
Winter Garden Theater, NY
I Was Dancing Director November 1964 Edwin O’Connor
  • Notable Cast: Orson Bean, David Doyle, Barnard Hughes, Pert Kelton, Burgess Meredith
Lyceum Theater, NY
A Very Rich Woman Director September 1965 Adapted by Ruth Gordon from a play by Philippe Heriat
  • Notable Cast: Katharine Houghton, Diana Muldaur, Dick Van Patten, Carrie Nye
Belasco Theater, NY
Remembering Mr Maugham Director, Writer, Actor November 1966, April 1967, March 1969, July 1969 Adapted by Mr Kanin from his memoir
  • Notable Cast: Garson Kanin and Dennis King
  • Poetry Center, November 1966,
  • The Players, April 1967,
  • The Library of Congress, March 1969;
  • The Mark Taper Forum,Los Angeles, July 1969
We Have Always Lived in the Castle Director October 1966 Adapted by Hugh Wheeler from a novel by Shirley Jackson
  • Notable Cast: Shirley Knight
Ethel Barrymore Theater, NY
Idiot’s Delight Director March 1970 Robert E. Sherwood
  • Notable Cast: Jack Lemmon, Rosemary Harris
Ahmanson Theatre, Los Angeles
Dreyfus in Rehearsal Director October 1974 Adapted by Mr Kanin from a play by Jean-Claude Grumberg
  • Notable Cast: Ruth Gordon, Sam Levene, Tovah Feldshuh, Allan Arbus, Avery Schreiber
Ethel Barrymore Theater, NY
Ho! Ho! Ho! Director August 1976 Ruth Gordon Cape Playhouse, Dennis, MA
Peccadillo Director, Writer February 1985 Garson Kanin
  • Notable Cast: Christopher Plummer, Glynis Johns, Kelly McGillis
  • Royal Poinciana Theater, FL
  • Parker Playhouse, FL
Happy Ending Director, Writer November 1988 Garson Kanin
  • Notable Cast: Peter Donat, Marian Seldes
Bristol Riverside Theatre, Bristol PA