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Ethel Barrymore Theatre

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The Shuberts built and named the theatre after the famous actress in order to entice her to sign with them, and it worked. She appeared in the inaugural ...

Ethel Barrymore Theatre

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The Oxford Companion to American Theatre (3 ed.)

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2004
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... Barrymore Theatre (New York). The Shuberts built and named the theatre after the famous actress in order to entice her to sign with them, and it worked. She appeared in the inaugural production, the religious drama Kingdom of God , in 1928 , the end of the building spree on Broadway that stopped with the Depression. Herbert J. Krapp designed the 1,000‐seat playhouse on West 47th Street with an unusual terra‐cotta grillwork screen on the facade. Suited for plays and small musicals, the Barrymore has also seen many of the theatre's greatest female...

Ethel Barrymore Theatre

Ethel Barrymore Theatre   Reference library

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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210 words

... Barrymore Theatre , New York, on West 47th Street, between Broadway and 8th Avenue. Built by Lee Shubert , with a seating capacity of 1,099, it opened in 1928 with Ethel Barrymore , in whose honour it was named, in Martínez Sierra 's The Kingdom of God. Its subsequent history has been one of almost unvaried success. Among its outstanding productions were Coward 's Design for Living ( 1933 ) and Point Valaine ( 1935 ); Night Must Fall ( 1936 ) by Emlyn Williams , who also appeared in it; and Clare Boothe's scathing comedy The Women (also ...

Ethel Barrymore Theatre

Ethel Barrymore Theatre  

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(New York).The Shuberts built and named the theatre after the famous actress in order to entice her to sign with them, and it worked. She appeared in the inaugural ...
John Barrymore

John Barrymore  

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(1882–1942),outstanding but very uneven American actor, grandson of Mrs John Drew, brother of Ethel and Lionel Barrymore, who became a popular matinée idol and a good light comedian. He ...
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 ...
Georgiana Drew Barrymore

Georgiana Drew Barrymore  

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(1856–93), actress.The daughter of Mrs. John Drew, wife of Maurice Barrymore, and mother of Lionel Barrymore, Ethel Barrymore, and John Barrymore, she made her debut at her mother's Arch ...
Lionel Barrymore

Lionel Barrymore  

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(1878–1954)US actor, best known for his portrayal of irascible but lovable characters in numerous films in the 1930s and 1940s.Lionel Barrymore was born in Philadelphia into one of the great ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
Mary Nash

Mary Nash  

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(1885–1976), actress.A native of Troy, New York, she studied at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts before making her debut in 1904. After playing important supporting roles opposite Ethel ...
Mrs John Drew

Mrs John Drew  

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[née(1820–97),American actress and theatre manager, daughter of English actors who could trace their theatrical ancestry back to Elizabethan days. She went on the stage in London as a ...
John Drew

John Drew  

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(1853–1927), actor.Like his namesake father, his familiarity with theatre made him decide to look elsewhere for work, but a brief stint as a clock salesman for a department store ...
Republic Theatre

Republic Theatre  

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New York, on West 42nd Street, between 7th and 8th Avenues. Built by the first Oscar Hammerstein, this opened in 1900 with James A. Herne in his own play Sag ...

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