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Adelphi Theatre

Adelphi Theatre  

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New York, see ABBOTT.
Anna Christie

Anna Christie  

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Play by Eugene O'Neill, produced in 1921 and published in 1922, when it received a Pulitzer Prize. It is a revision of his unsuccessful play Chris Christopherson (1920).Chris Christopherson, ...
Best Foot Forward

Best Foot Forward  

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Subtitled ‘A Modern Musical Comedy’, and set in Winsocki, a prep school in Pennsylvania, Best Foot Forward had a book by John Cecil Holmes and a score by the new ...
Biltmore Theatre

Biltmore Theatre  

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New York, on West 47th Street between Broadway and 8th Avenue. Seating 994, it opened in 1925 and had an undistinguished career until 1928, when Pleasure Man by Mae West ...
Bob Fosse

Bob Fosse  

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(b Chicago, 23 Jun. 1927; d Washington, DC, 23 Sept. 1987)US dancer, choreographer, and producer. The son of vaudeville performers he danced in burlesque from the age of 13 and performed as the ...
Bob Merrill

Bob Merrill  

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(1921–1998).Stage, film, and television composer and lyricist. The busy and successful songwriter who could write songs as diverse as “People” and “How Much Is That Doggie in the Window?,” ...
Boris Aronson

Boris Aronson  

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(b. Kiev, 15 Oct. 1900; d. Nyack, NY, 16 Nov. 1980)Artist and stage designer. Having studied with Ekster in Russia, Aronson left for Berlin and then the United States. ...
Boy Meets Girl

Boy Meets Girl  

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(1935),a comedy by Bella and Sam Spewack. [Cort Theatre, 669 perf.] Robert Law (Allyn Joslyn) and J. Carlyle Benson (Jerome Cowan) are two rambunctious, practical‐joking screenwriters who simply ...
Boys from Syracuse

Boys from Syracuse  

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Richard Rodgers and Lorenz Hart were in the autumn of their partnership (Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II’s Oklahoma! was only five years away) when they wrote this appealing score for ...
Broadhurst Theatre

Broadhurst Theatre  

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(New York).Named after playwright George H. Broadhurst, this wide playhouse with plenty of unobstructed views was designed by Herbert J. Krapp with 1,155 seats and the capability of being ...
Broadway

Broadway  

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(1926),a drama by Philip Dunning and George Abbott. [Broadhurst Theatre, 603 perf.] At the Paradise Night Club, Steve Crandall (Robert Glecker) kills another gangster. Crandall's girlfriend, “Billie” ...
Brother Rat

Brother Rat  

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(1936),a comedy by John Monks Jr and Fred Finklehoffe. [Biltmore Theatre, 575 perf.] Although Bing Edwards (Eddie Albert) is his military school's star pitcher, he is not certain that ...
Call Me Madam

Call Me Madam  

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Ethel Merman enjoyed her greatest film triumph when she recreated her original role in this 1953 adaptation of Irving Berlin’s hit Broadway show. Although she was never considered to be ...
Charley's Aunt

Charley's Aunt  

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A highly popular farce by (Walter) Brandon Thomas (1856–1914), produced in 1892 and still performed.
Comedy of Errors

Comedy of Errors  

A comedy by Shakespeare, first printed in the First Folio of 1623, acted 1594.Syracuse and Ephesus being at enmity, any Syracusan found in Ephesus is put to death unless he can pay a ransom of 1,000 ...
Coquette

Coquette  

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(1927),a play by George Abbott and Ann Preston Bridgers. [Maxine Elliot's Theatre, 366 perf.] Norma Besant (Helen Hayes), the quintessential giddy, flirtatious flapper, loves Michael Jeffrey (Eliot ...
Craig Theatre

Craig Theatre  

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New York, see ABBOTT.
Daddies

Daddies  

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(1918),a comedy by John L. Hobble. [Belasco Theatre, 340 perf.] Several confirmed bachelors, who insist “marriage was made for women” and who dread the thought of raising children, nevertheless ...
Damn Yankees

Damn Yankees  

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Combining the improbable ingredients of a Faustian plot with a baseball setting, Damn Yankees opened at the 46th Street Theatre in New York on 5 May 1955. George Abbott and ...
Damn Yankees (film musical)

Damn Yankees (film musical)  

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Although the original 1955 Broadway show kept that title for the London stage production, the 1958 film version was released in the UK as What Lola Wants. Regardless of its ...

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