Tiny Alice

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Tiny Alice, a three act play written by Edward Albee, premiered on Broadway at the Billy Rose Theatre on December 29, 1964.


A powerful widow and her lawyer offer a generous grant to the Church on the condition that the Cardinal's naïve secretary be used as a liaison, in Edward Albee's look at the corruption involved in mixing religion and money.[1]

Billy Rose Theatre production[edit]

Before its opening night there were eight previews beginning on December 21, 1964. Opening night was December 29, 1964. There were 167 performances of the play between opening night and closing night on May 22, 1965. The cast included John Gielgud as Julian, Irene Worth as Miss Alice, William Hutt as Lawyer, Eric Berry as Cardinal, and John Heffernan as Butler. In 1965, the production was nominated for Tony Awards for Best Play, Best Actor in a Play (Gielgud), Best Actress in a Play (Worth), Best Direction of a Play (Alan Schneider), Best Producer of a Play (Theater 1965 - Richard Barr, Clinton Wilder), and Best Author (Play) (Albee). Only Irene Worth actually garnered a Tony Award.[2]


  1. ^ "Tiny Alice". Retrieved 2014-06-03. 
  2. ^ "Tiny Alice". Internet Broadway Database. The League of American Theatres and Producers, Inc. Retrieved 2007-06-28.