Elaine Stritch was nominated for the 1956 Tony Award (New York City) for Supporting or Features Actress in a Drama for "Bus Stop" for the role of Grace Hoylard.
Don Murray has said that Marilyn Monroe was actually naked under her sheets because she thought that her character would really have been naked.
Don Murray suffered painful facial cuts when Marilyn Monroe overdid a scene in which she had to slap him with the sequined tail of her costume.
Marilyn Monroe objected to the color of Hope Lange's hair, claiming that it was too fair and detracted from her own. As a result, Lange's hair was darkened.
Marilyn Monroe played Cherie, a role that Kim Stanley originated on Broadway. Two years later, Stanley played a thinly-veiled version of Monroe in the The Goddess.
Film debut of Hope Lange.
Film debut of Don Murray.
Green top with black-lace like overlay Marilyn Monroe wears (pictured on US DVD cover) had originally been worn by Susan Hayward several years earlier in same studio's With a Song in My Heart.
The original Broadway production of "Bus Stop" by William Inge opened at the Music Box Theater in New York on March 2, 1955, ran for 478 performances and was nominated for the 1956 Tony Award for the Best Play.
The role of Bo Decker was intended for Fess Parker, but Parker was under contract to Walt Disney at the time, who wouldn't release him. Parker also didn't get the role eventually played by Jeffrey Hunter in The Searchers for the same reason and it was many years before he was even aware of it.