Never Too Late (play)

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Never Too Late
Written bySumner Arthur Long
CharactersHarry Lambert
Edith Lambert
Kate Clinton
Charlie Clinton
Grace Kimbrough
James Kimbrough
Date premiered27 November 1962
Place premieredPlayhouse Theatre
Original languageEnglish
SettingThe living room of the Lambert home in Calverton, Massachusetts.

Never Too Late is a 1962 Broadway play by Sumner Arthur Long.

Never Too Late starred Paul Ford and Maureen O'Sullivan as Harry and Edith Lambert, a middle-aged couple about to become parents once again. Starring as the couple's adult daughter Kate and her husband Charlie Clinton, were Fran Sharon and Orson Bean, as well as Leona Maricle and House Jameson as Grace and James Kimbrough.


Never Too Late originally opened at the Playhouse Theatre in New York City on November 27, 1962. The play, directed by George Abbott and produced by Elliot Martin and Daniel Hollywood, ran for a total of 1,007 performances until its end on April 24, 1965.


A film version based on the play was released in November 1965 with Ford and O’Sullivan reprising their Broadway roles.[1]

Awards and nominations[edit]

Original Broadway production[edit]

Year Award ceremony Category Nominee Result
1963 Tony Award Best Performance by a Leading Actor in a Play Paul Ford Nominated
Best Direction of a Play George Abbott Nominated


  1. ^ Never Too Late

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