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American Buffalo

American Buffalo  

A: David Mamet Pf: 1975, Chicago Pb: 1977 G: Com. in 2 acts S: Don's shop in a Midwest town, 1970s C: 3mDon Dubrow, the owner of a rundown ‘resale shop’ (i.e. junkshop), has two friends: Bob, a ...
Bell, Book and Candle

Bell, Book and Candle  

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(1950),a comedy by John van Druten. [Ethel Barrymore Theatre, 233 perf.] Gillian Holroyd (Lilli Palmer) is a witch who is certain that through her black arts she can get ...
Ethel Barrymore

Ethel Barrymore  

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(1879–1959), actress.Born in Philadelphia, daughter of Maurice Barrymore and Georgiana Drew Barrymore, she made her stage debut in 1894 playing opposite her grandmother Mrs. Drew in The Rivals. After ...
Fourposter

Fourposter  

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(1951),a play by Jan de Hartog. [Ethel Barrymore Theatre, 632 perf.; Tony Award.] The warm comedy‐drama follows the marriage of Michael (Hume Cronyn) and Agnes (Jessica Tandy) from their ...
Gay Divorce

Gay Divorce  

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Opening at New York’s Ethel Barrymore Theatre on 29 November 1932, this show was Fred Astaire’s first stage musical without his sister, Adele (she retired after The Band Wagon in ...
Joe Turner's Come and Gone

Joe Turner's Come and Gone  

A: August Wilson Pf: 1986, New Haven, Connecticut Pb: 1988 G: Com. in 2 acts S: Boarding house in Pittsburgh, 1911 C: 5m, 4f, 2 children (1m, 1f)Seth Holly, a northern black in his early fifties, ...
Key Largo

Key Largo  

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(1939),a drama by Maxwell Anderson. [Ethel Barrymore Theatre, 105 perf.] Concluding his side has lost the Spanish Civil War, King McCloud (Paul Muni) urges his men to join him ...
Knickerbocker Holiday

Knickerbocker Holiday  

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Not a particularly successful show, but notable for the participation of two much-admired American citizens, the distinguished character actor Walter Huston, and the celebrated playwright Maxwell ...
Look Homeward, Angel

Look Homeward, Angel  

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A novel by Thomas Wolfe, published in 1929. Subtitled ‘A Story of the Buried Life’, it is the first of a series of novels about the Gant family. In this ...
No Time for Comedy

No Time for Comedy  

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(1939),a play by S. N. Behrman. [Ethel Barrymore Theatre, 185 perf.] With the world plunging toward war, meddling, pushy Amanda Smith (Margalo Gillmore) convinces her friend Gaylord Esterbrook ...
Pal Joey

Pal Joey  

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It was John O’Hara who wrote to composer Richard Rodgers suggesting that a series of pieces he had been writing for the The New Yorker magazine might be the basis ...
A Raisin in the Sun

A Raisin in the Sun  

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A: Lorraine Hansberry Pf: 1959, New York Pb: 1959 G: Drama in 3 acts S: Youngers' living room, Chicago, late 1940s–50s C: 7m, 3f, 1 child (m)Lena Younger (‘Mama’) lives in cramped conditions in a ...
Sisters Rosensweig

Sisters Rosensweig  

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(1992),a comedy by Wendy Wasserstein. [Mitzi E. Newhouse Theatre, 556 perf.] The three Rosensweig sisters were born and bred in a very ethnic Brooklyn neighborhood, but each has come ...
A Streetcar Named Desire

A Streetcar Named Desire  

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Play by Tennessee Williams, produced and published in 1947 and awarded a Pulitzer Prize.Blanche DuBois, visiting the New Orleans home of her sister Stella and brother-in-law Stanley Kowalski, is ...
Tale of the Allergist's Wife

Tale of the Allergist's Wife  

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(2000), a comedy by Charles Busch. [Ethel Barrymore Theatre, 777 perf.] Upper‐class New Yorker Marjorie Taub (Linda Lavin), a failed novelist and frequent patron of the arts, is in deep ...
Tea and Sympathy

Tea and Sympathy  

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A: Robert Anderson Pf: 1953, New York Pb: 1953 G: Drama in 3 acts S: Boys' boarding school, New England, 1950s C: 9m, 2fTom Lee is a sensitive 18-year-old schoolboy, whose manner and whose interest ...
Tomorrow the World

Tomorrow the World  

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(1943),a play by James Gow and Arnaud d'Usseau. [Ethel Barrymore Theatre, 500 perf.] Emil Bruchner (Skippy Homeier), whose liberal father was killed by the Fascists, is a young boy ...
Women

Women  

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(1936),a comedy by Clare Boothe. [Ethel Barrymore Theatre, 657 perf.] Bitchy Park Avenue wife Sylvia Fowler (Ilka Chase) persuades Mary Haines (Margalo Gillmore) to use her gossipy manicurist Olga ...

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