Once In A Lifetime Productions

The original Broadway production of Once In A Lifetime, directed by George S. Kaufman, opened at the Music Box Theatre on September 24, 1930 and ran for 406 performances. The cast included Grant Mills as Jerry Hyland, Jean Dixon as May Daniels, Hugh O'Connell as George Lewis, Spring Byington as Helen Hobart, Charles Halton as Herman Glogauer, Janet Currie as Phyllis Fontaine, Eugenie Frontai as Florabel Leigh, Sally Phipps as Susan Walker, and Kaufman as Lawrence Vail, a role Moss Hart essayed later in the run.


A Broadway revival directed by Tom Moore opened at the Circle in the Square Theatre on June 15, 1978 following 21 previews and ran for 85 performances. The cast included John Lithgow as George Lewis, Deborah May as May Daniels, Treat Williams as Jerry Hyland, Jayne Meadows as Helen Hobart, George S. Irving as Herman Glogauer, Lee Meredith as Florabel Leigh, Julia Duffy as Susan Walker, Michael Jeter as one of the pages, and Max Wright, who won the Theatre World Award for his portrayal of Lawrence Vail.

In 1979, Trevor Nunn staged a notable Royal Shakespeare Company production at the Aldwych Theatre in London, with a cast that included David Suchet, Richard Griffiths, Zoë Wanamaker, Peter McEnery, Ian Charleson, Juliet Stevenson, and David Bradley. Nunn was nominated for an Olivier Award for his direction.

A London production directed by Edward Hall opened at the Royal National Theatre on December 5, 2005 and ran until March 11, 2006. It featured David Suchet as Herman Glogauer, Adrian Scarborough as George Lewis, and Victoria Hamilton as May Daniels.