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Abe Lincoln in Illinois

Abe Lincoln in Illinois  

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(1938),a play in three acts by Robert E. Sherwood. [Plymouth Theatre, 472 perf.; Pulitzer Prize.] In a log schoolhouse, Abe Lincoln (Raymond Massey) first learns about sectionalism and other ...
Accent on Youth

Accent on Youth  

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(1934),a comedy by Samson Raphaelson. [Plymouth Theatre, 229 perf.] Steven Gaye (Nicholas Hannen), a successful middle‐aged playwright, has written a play about a middle‐aged man in love with a ...
Arthur Hopkins

Arthur Hopkins  

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(1878–1950)American director and producer. Influenced by the writings of Wagner and Craig and productions of Reinhardt, Hopkins was instrumental in introducing the ‘New Theatre’ and—in his ...
Burlesque

Burlesque  

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(1927),a play by George Manker Watters and Arthur Hopkins. [Plymouth Theatre, 372 perf.] Bonnie (Barbara Stanwyck) and Skid Johnson (Hal Skelly) are not only husband and wife but work ...
Burn This

Burn This  

A: Lanford Wilson Pf: 1987, Los Angeles Pb: 1987 G: Romantic com. in 2 acts S: Manhattan apartment, 1980s C: 3m, 1fAnna, a modern dancer and would-be choreographer, is devastated by the drowning of ...
Counsellor-At-Law

Counsellor-At-Law  

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(1931),a play by Elmer Rice. [Plymouth Theatre, 397 perf.] George Simon (Paul Muni) is an aggressive Lower East Sider who has clawed his way just about as far as ...
Gideon

Gideon  

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(1961),a play by Paddy Chayefsky. [Plymouth Theatre, 236 perf.] God comes to earth as an Angel (Fredric March) and exhorts the young farmer Gideon (Douglas Campbell) to lead his ...
Happy Time

Happy Time  

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(1950),a comedy by Samuel Taylor. [Plymouth Theatre, 614 perf.] Bibi (Johnny Stewart) is the adolescent son of a Scottish Maman (Leora Dana) and a French‐Canadian Papa (Claude Dauphin). Maman ...
Heidi Chronicles

Heidi Chronicles  

A: Wendy Wasserstein Pf: 1988, Seattle (workshop production); 1988, New York Pb: 1990 G: Com. in 2 acts S: New York, 1977–89; Chicago, 1965, 1974; Manchester, New Hampshire, 1968; Ann Arbor, ...
Her Master's Voice

Her Master's Voice  

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(1933),a comedy by Clare Kummer. [Plymouth Theatre, 224 perf.] Ned Farrar (Roland Young), a would‐be singer and ineffectual businessman, has just lost another job. This creates problems for him ...
Herbert J. Krapp

Herbert J. Krapp  

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(1887–1973), architect.The most productive of all American theatre designers, he was born in New York and studied at the Cooper Union Institute. At the height of his career, Krapp ...
Holiday

Holiday  

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(1928),a play by Philip Barry. [Plymouth Theatre, 230 perf.] Having made a small fortune while still a young man, Johnny Case (Ben Smith) decides to use his wealth to ...
Janus

Janus  

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(1955),a comedy by Carolyn Green. [Plymouth Theatre, 251 perf.] Every summer Jessica (Margaret Sullavan) and Denny (Claude Dauphin) go off to an apartment in Washington Square, where they write ...
Jekyll & Hyde

Jekyll & Hyde  

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This musicalization of Robert Louis Stevenson’s famous 1886 novella, The Strange Case Of Dr. Jekyll And Mr. Hyde, first saw the light in the form of a concept album in ...
Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby

Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby  

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(1981). No play of the decade had a more expensive ticket ($100 for the two full‐length parts), received higher critical praise, and aroused such excitement in New York than this ...
Machinal

Machinal  

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AT: The Life Machine A: Sophie Treadwell Pf: 1928, New York Pb: 1929 G: Drama in 9 scenes S: New York and a seaside hotel, 1920s C: 17m, 10f, extrasThe Young Woman, a stenographer, endures a ...
Margin for Error

Margin for Error  

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(1939),a play by Clare Boothe. [Plymouth Theatre, 264 perf.] Karl Baumer (Otto Preminger), the Nazi consul in New York, is a blackmailer, a thief, and a double‐crosser. He has ...
Odd Couple

Odd Couple  

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A: Neil Simon Pf: 1965 Pb: 1966 G: Com. in 3 acts S: Oscar Madison's Manhattan apartment, 1960s C: 6m, 2fOscar Madison is a sports writer, an easygoing slovenly divorcee, who is having problems with ...
Old Soak

Old Soak  

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(1922),a comedy by Don Marquis. [Plymouth Theatre, 325 perf.] Clem Halsey (Harry Beresford) is the village drunk and the bane of his wife, Matilda (Minnie Dupree). She scolds him ...
Passion

Passion  

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Stephen Sondheim’s third collaboration (following Sunday In The Park With George and Into The Woods) with librettist and director James Lapine opened at the Plymouth Theatre in New York on ...

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