All the Way Home (play) 1961
All the Way Home is a play written by American playwright Tad Mosel, adapted from the 1957 James Agee novel, A Death in the Family. Both authors received the Pulitzer Prize for their separate works.
All the Way Home premiered on Broadway at the Belasco Theater on November 30, 1960 and closed on September 15, 1961, after 333 performances. Directed by Arthur Penn, the cast featured Colleen Dewhurst (Mary Follet), Lillian Gish (Catherine Lynch), Arthur Hill (Jay Follet), Clifton James (Ralph Follet), Dorrit Kelton (Aunt Sadie Follet), Aline MacMahon (Aunt Hannah Lynch), John Megna (Rufus), and Jeff Conaway (a Boy).
The play was revived Off-Broadway at the Equity Library Theatre In October 1979, directed by Jamie Brown.
The play was revived off-off-Broadway by the Transport Group in November 2006. Directed by Jack Cummings III, the cast featured Patrick Boll (Jay Follett), Monica Russell (Mary) and Chandler Frantz (Rufus). The TheatreMania reviewer wrote: “The achingly moving play is Tad Mosel’s 1960 Pulitzer Prize-winning adaptation of James Agee’s autobiographical 1957 Pulitzer Prize-winning novel, ‘A Death in the Family’, and in reviving the piece, director Jack Cummings III confirms that both prizes are deserved”.
1961 Featured Actress in a Play (Colleen Dewhurst) Winner
1961 Costume Design of a Play (Raymond Sovey) Nominee
1961 Direction of a Play (Arthur Penn) Nominee
1961 Play Nominee
1961 Scenic Design of a Play (David Hays) Nominee
New York Drama Critics’ Circle
1961 Best American Play (Tad Mosel) Winner
1961 Pulitzer Prize for Drama
SYNOPSIS: The sudden death of a Southern husband and father and its effect on his family is the subject of Tad Mosel’s Pulitzer Prize-winning adaptation of James Agee’s Pulitzer Prize-winning novel A Death in the Family.
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