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Charles Frohman

(1860—1915)

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A.L. Erlanger

A.L. Erlanger  

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(1860–1930), producer and manager.As a young boy in his native Cleveland, he sold opera glasses at the Academy of Music and was later appointed treasurer of the Euclid Avenue ...
Albert, Ernest

Albert, Ernest  

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(1857–1946), scenic designer.The Brooklyn‐born set artist was a prize‐winning student at the Brooklyn Institute School of Design before beginning an apprenticeship in 1877 under Harley Merry, who ...
Albert Marshman Palmer

Albert Marshman Palmer  

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(1838–1905),American theatre manager, who controlled a number of New York theatres, among them Wallack's 1, to which he gave his own name. Well educated, and a man of refined ...
Aldwych Theatre

Aldwych Theatre  

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Chekhov might have enjoyed the irony: the London theatre that saw the first production in England of The Cherry Orchard (in 1911, six years after the 1,100-seater opened) became best ...
Arnold Daly

Arnold Daly  

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(1875–1927),American actor, who came into prominence in 1903 with the first public performance in New York of Candida, which he directed as well as playing Marchbanks, at a special ...
Augustus Thomas

Augustus Thomas  

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(b. St Louis, Mo., 8 Jan. 1857; d. Nyack, NY, 12 Aug. 1934)Playwright, considered by many the best of his period. He made a determined effort to see that ...
Baldwin Theatre

Baldwin Theatre  

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(San Francisco).Built on Market Street in 1875 by the celebrated San Francisco gambler and entrepreneur Elias Jackson “Lucky” Baldwin as Baldwin's Academy of Music, it quickly became the principal ...
Barbara Frietchie

Barbara Frietchie  

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(1899),a play by Clyde Fitch. [Criterion Theatre, 83 perf.] Almost all the citizens of Frederick are Confederate sympathizers, so they condemn their neighbor, young Barbara Frietchie (Julia Marlowe), ...
Barrymore family

Barrymore family  

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American acting family. In 1876 expatriate English leading man Maurice Barrymore (1847–1905) married Georgiana Drew, herself of a famous stage dynasty. Maurice made his American debut in Under the ...
Billie Burke

Billie Burke  

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(1885–1970), actress.Born in Washington, D.C., she was raised in England, where her father was a well‐known clown. Burke appeared in a number of English musical comedies and with Charles ...
Captain Jinks of the Horse Marines

Captain Jinks of the Horse Marines  

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(1901),a comedy by Clyde Fitch. [Garrick Theatre, 168 perf.] When Aurelia Johnson of Trenton, New Jersey, returns to America as a world‐famous prima donna, Mme. Trentoni (Ethel Barrymore), she ...
Catch Of The Season

Catch Of The Season  

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An early musical retelling of the Cinderella fable, The Catch Of The Season was presented by the renowned producer Charles Frohman, and starred one of London’s most familiar theatrical figures ...
Caught in the Rain

Caught in the Rain  

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(1906),a farce by William Collier and Grant Stewart. [Garrick Theatre, 161 perf.] Publicly, Dick Crawford (Collier), a Colorado mining man, is a grumpy woman‐hater. Privately, he is an old ...
Charles Dillingham

Charles Dillingham  

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(b. Hartford, Conn., 30 May 1868; d. New York, 30 Aug. 1934)Producer. A clergyman's son, he was a journalist before turning to the theatre. He began an extended career ...
Charles Klein

Charles Klein  

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(1867–1915), playwright.Coming to America from his native London at the age of fifteen, he began his career as an actor in juvenile roles. Klein's first writing success was the ...
Clara Bloodgood

Clara Bloodgood  

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[neé(1870–1907), actress.A young, socially prominent New Yorker, she determined to try her luck on stage and surprised many with her fine acting and purposeful professionalism. Under the aegis ...
Conquerors

Conquerors  

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(1898),a play by Paul Potter. [Empire Theatre, 128 perf.] German invaders have billeted several loutish officers in a French chateau where they brutally smash family heirlooms, invite ladies of ...
Daniel Frohman

Daniel Frohman  

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(1851–1940),American manager, who started work as a journalist but in 1880 became business manager of the Madison Square Theatre. He went into independent management in 1885 with his brother ...
David Belasco

David Belasco  

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(b. San Francisco, 25 July 1853; d. New York, 14 May 1931)Producer and playwright. Although Belasco started his theatrical career as an actor, he soon was staging and writing ...
David Harum

David Harum  

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(1900),a play by R. and M. W. Hitchcock (and Edward E. Rose, uncredited). [Garrick Theatre, 148 perf.] In the small upstate New York town of Homeville, David Harum (William ...

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