Morning's At Seven

Morning's at Seven is a play by Paul Osborn.

Its plot focuses on four aging sisters living in a small Midwestern town in 1938, and it deals with ramifications within the family when two of them begin to question their lives and decide to make some changes before it’s too late.

The original Broadway production, directed by Joshua Logan, opened on November 30, 1939 at the Longacre Theatre, where it ran for 44 performances. The cast included Dorothy Gish, Jean Adair, Enid Markey, and Kate McComb.

After 16 previews, the first Broadway revival, directed by Vivian Matalon, opened on April 10, 1980 at the Lyceum Theatre, where it ran for 564 performances. The cast included Nancy Marchand, Maureen O'Sullivan, Elizabeth Wilson, Teresa Wright, Lois de Banzie, and David Rounds.

The play has been performed on live television on three or more occasions, but in 1982 Matalon directed a television broadcast of the 1980 revival with O'Sullivan, Wilson, Wright, and Kate Reid replacing Marchand. The revival was first telecast on Showtime and later on PBS.

After 27 previews, the second Broadway revival, directed by Daniel Sullivan, opened on April 21, 2002 once again at the Lyceum, where it ran for 112 performances. The cast included Elizabeth Franz, Frances Sternhagen, Estelle Parsons, Piper Laurie, Julie Hagerty, Buck Henry, Christopher Lloyd, William Biff McGuire, and Stephen Tobolowsky.

Over the decades since it was written, the play has proven to be a popular choice for regional, community, and summer stock theatre productions. But it has never been made into a theatrical motion picture.

Read more about Morning's At Seven:  1980 Awards and Nominations, 2002 Nominations

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