The Seven Year Itch (play)
|The Seven Year Itch|
Paulette Girard and Tom Ewell in
The Seven Year Itch (1952)
|Written by||George Axelrod|
|Date premiered||20 November 1952|
|Place premiered||Fulton Theatre|
New York City
|Setting||The apartment of the Richard Shermans, in the Gramercy Park section of New York City. Present time.|
The stage version premiered at the Fulton Theatre on 20 November 1952, and closed there on 13 August 1955, after a run of 1,141 performances, making it the longest-running non-musical play of the 1950s.
Opening night cast
- Tom Ewell as Richard Sherman
- Vanessa Brown as The Girl
- Neva Patterson as Helen Sherman
- Marilyn Clark as Miss Morris
- Joan Donovan as Elaine
- Robert Emhardt as Dr. Brubaker
- Pat Fowler as The Voice of The Girl's Conscience
- George Ives as The Voice of Richard's Conscience
- George Keane as Tom Mackenzie
- Johnny Klein as Ricky Sherman
- Irene Moore as Marie What-Ever-Her-Name-Was
Replacement cast members during the original Broadway run included Eddie Albert, Eddie Bracken, and Elliott Nugent as Richard Sherman; Sally Forrest and Louise King as The Girl; and Paulette Girard as Marie What-Ever-Her-Name-Was.
Although The Seven Year Itch has never returned to Broadway, it was revived in a 2000 London production starring Daryl Hannah, and the play continues to be produced in community theatres and small professional theatres such as the Ivoryton Playhouse, the American Century Theatre, and the Miami Theatre Center.
An American husband, married for seven years, fantasises about his adventurous past, and future, particularly with “the girl” who moves into his apartment block.
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- The Seven Year Itch Internet Broadway Database Accessed 14 January 2009
- Schildcrout, Jordan (2019). In the Long Run: A Cultural History of Broadway's Hit Plays. New York and London: Routledge. p. 102. ISBN 978-0367210908.
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