The Great White Hope

Broadway
Original
African-American boxing champion Jack Jefferson, who is loosely modeled on his real-life counterpart, Jack Johnson, suffers racism due to his success and his relationship with a white woman, in Howard Sackler's Pulitzer Prize-winning drama.
  • Playwright: Howard Sackler
People (503)

Awards

Clarence Derwent Award
1969 Most Promising Female Performer Winner
Drama Desk Award
1969 Outstanding Director Winner
1969 Outstanding Performance Winner
1969 Outstanding Performance Winner
New York Drama Critics' Circle
1969 Best Play Winner
Outer Critics Circle
1969 Outstanding Director of a Play Winner
Pulitzer Prize
1969 Pulitzer Prize for Drama Winner
Theatre World
1969 Theatre World Award Winner
1969 Theatre World Award Winner
Tony Award
1969 Actor in a Play Winner
1969 Featured Actress in a Play Winner
1969 Play Winner