SWEET BIRD OF YOUTH BROADWAY CAST - SHOW BILL SIGNED 10/1975 CO-SIGNED BY: CHRISTOPHER WALKEN, TENNESSEE WILLIAMS, IRENE WORTH - HFSID 18887
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SWEET BIRD OF YOUTH BROADWAY CAST CO-SIGNED BY: TENNESSEE WILLIAMS, CHRISTOPHER WALKEN, IRENE WORTH
October 1975 Kennedy Center program for Williams' Sweet Bird of Youth, signed on cast page by Williams, Walken and Worth. Worth would go on to win her second Tony in the Broadway production of this play later that year.
Program signed: "Tennessee Williams", "Irene Worth" and "Chris/Walken" on cast page on page 25. Color and b/w, 56 pages (including covers), 5½x9. John F. Kennedy Center program for William's Sweet Bird of Youth. October 1975. This production was the fourth show in the John F. Kennedy Center's 1975-76 season. It moved to Broadway for 48 performances beginning on Dec. 26 of that year; Worth would receive her second Tony for her performance as Princess Kosmonopolis in that production. This performance was three years before Walken's Oscar win for Best Supporting Actor in The Deer Hunter (1978). WILLIAMS (1911-1983, born Thomas Lanier Williams in Columbus Mississippi) set almost all of his popular plays in the South. His first major success, Cairo, Shanghai, Bombay, was produced in Tennessee in 1937. Williams, who won Pulitzer Prizes in Drama for A Streetcar Named Desire (1947) and Cat on a Hot Tin Roof (1954), wrote 25 full-length plays, including The Glass Menagerie (1944), The Rose Tattoo (1950), Suddenly Last Summer (1958), Sweet Bird of Youth (1959) and Night of the Iguana (1961). Many of his plays were successfully produced for the big screen, with Williams writing the screenplays for A Streetcar Named Desire and The Rose Tattoo. One of his two novels, The Roman Spring of Mrs. Stone, was made into a feature film starring Vivien Leigh and Warren Beatty in 1961. WALKEN, born Ronald Walken in Queens, New York City in 1943, won a Best Supporting Actor Academy Award for The Deer Hunter (1978) and was also nominated for a Best Supporting Actor award for Catch Me If You Can (2002). He has also appeared in Annie Hall (1977), A View To Kill (1985), Batman Returns (1992), Wayne's World 2 (1993), Pulp Fiction (1994) and Last Man Standing (1996) as well as the box office bombs Heaven's Gate (1981) and Gigli (2003). Walken, whose screen career began with The Wonderful John Acton in 1953, also has extensive theatre credits dating back to a 1952 Broadway performance of The Climate of Eden. He also won a Tony award in 2000 for his role as Gabriel Conroy in James Joyce's The Dead. WORTH (1916-2002, born Harriet Abrams in Fairbury, Nebraska) was an American actress. Most of her performances were in London's West End, frequently playing Shakespearean roles at the Old Vic theatre. But she got her start in American stage and won three Tonys in the original Broadway production of Edward Albee's Tiny Alice (1961), in Sweet Bird of Youth (1965) and in Neil Simon's Lost in Yonkers (1991). She also appeared in 30 movies and TV shows between 1948 and 1999 received a British Film Academy Award for Best British Actress in the 1958 movie Orders to Kill. Lightly toned. Pages 25 to 32 have separated from staple binding. Otherwise in fine condition.
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