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(New York). One of Broadway's smaller and most engaging theatres, the Cort on West 48th Street was designed by Edward B. Corey to hold a thousand spectators comfortably in an ...

Cort Theatre

Cort Theatre  

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(New York).One of Broadway's smaller and most engaging theatres, the Cort on West 48th Street was designed by Edward B. Corey to hold a thousand spectators comfortably in an ...
John Cort

John Cort  

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(1859–1929), manager and producer.The son of a Newark, New Jersey, minister, he entered the theatre over his father's objections, beginning as half of a vaudeville comedy team, Cort and ...
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 ...
Upstairs and Down

Upstairs and Down  

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(1916),a comedy by Frederic and Fanny Hatton. [Cort Theatre, 320 perf.] At a giddy Long Island weekend party, the hostess, Nancy Ives (Christine Norman), begins to wonder about the ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
Sunrise at Campobello

Sunrise at Campobello  

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(1958),a play by Dore Schary. [Cort Theatre, 558 perf.; Tony Award.] Franklin D. Roosevelt (Ralph Bellamy) has taken a swim that has left him tired and achy. Within a ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
Shrike

Shrike  

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(1952),a play by Joseph Kramm. [Cort Theatre, 161 perf.; Pulitzer Prize.] Despondent over his failure to obtain work as a theatrical director, Jim Downs (José Ferrer) attempts to kill ...
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) ...
Under Cover

Under Cover  

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(1914),a play by Roi Cooper Megrue. [Cort Theatre, 349 perf.] A man known as Steven Denby (William Courtenay) has smuggled a valuable necklace into the country, then hides it ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...

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