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Behold the Bridegroom

Behold the Bridegroom  

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(1927),a play by George Kelly.[Cort Theatre, 88 perf.] Spoiled and pampered Antoinette Lyle (Judith Anderson) returns home from Europe, so bored and lonely that her friends suggest she marry ...
A Bell for Adano

A Bell for Adano  

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(1944), a drama by Paul Osborn.[Cort Theatre, 296 perf.] Major Victor Joppolo (Fredric March), an Italian‐American, arrives in Adano, Italy, during the war to head the Allied Military Government in ...
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 ...
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The Oxford Companion to American Theatre (3 ed.)

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One of Broadway's smaller and most engaging theatres, the Cort on West 48th Street was designed by Edward B. Corey

Cort Theatre

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The Concise Oxford Companion to the Theatre (2 ed.)

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2003
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Performing arts, Theatre
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178 words

New York, on West 48th Street, between the Avenue of the Americas and 7th Avenue. This opened in 1912 with

Diary of Anne Frank

Diary of Anne Frank  

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(1955),a play by Frances Goodrich, Albert Hackett. [Cort Theatre, 717 perf.; Pulitzer Prize, Tony, NYDCC Awards.] Shortly after the war Otto Frank (Joseph Schildkraut) returns with his former ...
Eve of St. Mark

Eve of St. Mark  

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(1942),a drama by Maxwell Anderson. [Cort Theatre, 305 perf.] Shortly before America enters World War II, Private Quizz West (William Prince) returns home on leave to his family's farm ...
Fifth Season

Fifth Season  

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(1953),a comedy by Sylvia Regan. [Cort Theatre, 645 perf.] Max Pincus (Menasha Skulnik) and Johnny Goodwin (Richard Whorf) run a faltering garment company which is in trouble to some ...
Five Star Final

Five Star Final  

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(1930),a melodrama by Louis Weitzenkorn. [Cort Theatre, 175 perf.] Caring only about circulation, the callous newspaper owner Bernard Hinchcliffe (Berton Churchill) orders his editor, Randall (Arthur ...
Grapes of Wrath

Grapes of Wrath  

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(1990),a stage adaptation of John Steinbeck's novel by Frank Galati. [Cort Theatre, 188 perf.; Tony Award.] Originating at Chicago's Steppenwolf Theatre, this earthy and captivating version staged by ...
Laurette Taylor

Laurette Taylor  

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(b. New York, 1 April 1884; d. New York, 7 Dec. 1946)Actress who began in vaudeville, then performed in cheap-priced touring shows, including those of her first husband, Charles ...
Ma Rainey's Black Bottom

Ma Rainey's Black Bottom  

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(1984),a play by August Wilson. [Cort Theatre, 275 perf.; NYDCC Award.] Ma Rainey (Theresa Merritt), an African‐American blues singer, is difficult at the best of times, and the 1920s ...
Magic Show

Magic Show  

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Proof of the unpredictability of musical theatre audiences, this show, which was merely a series of spectacular set-piece magical illusions linked by a flimsy plot, opened at the Cort Theatre ...
Male Animal

Male Animal  

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(1940),a comedy by James Thurber and Elliot Nugent. [Cort Theatre, 243 perf.] Tommy Turner (Nugent), a professor of English, suddenly finds himself confronted by two problems: the return to ...
Merton of the Movies

Merton of the Movies  

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(1922),a comedy by George S. Kaufman and Marc Connelly. [Cort Theatre, 398 perf.] Merton Gill (Glenn Hunter) is so film struck that he has become the joke of the ...
Peg O' My Heart

Peg O' My Heart  

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(1912),a comedy by J. Hartley Manners. [Cort Theatre, 603 perf.] No sooner do the Chichesters learn they are bankrupt than a small silver lining appears: The late brother of ...
Purlie Victorious

Purlie Victorious  

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(1961),a comedy by Ossie Davis. [Cort Theatre, 261 perf.] Purlie Victorious Judson (Davis), an exuberant young African‐American preacher, returns to his small Georgia hometown, hoping to acquire Big ...
Rainmaker

Rainmaker  

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(1954),a play by N. Richard Nash. [Cort Theatre, 124 perf.] The Curry family has two problems: their farm is threatened by a severe, prolonged drought, and they have been ...
Room Service

Room Service  

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(1937),a farce by John Murray and Allen Boretz. [Cort Theatre, 500 perf.] Gordon Miller (Sam Levene), a penny‐ante producer, has a play, a director (Philip Loeb), a cast of ...
Season in the Sun

Season in the Sun  

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(1950),a comedy by Wolcott Gibbs. [Cort Theatre, 367 perf.] Tired of writing glib articles for The New Yorker, George Crane (Richard Whorf) flees with his wife, Emily (Nancy Kelly) ...

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