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Cold Reads in a Nutshell

Cold Reads International (CR/I)

is a grassroots movement to encourage people everywhere to read great plays with others.
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Out loud (it’s good for the brain).
With no preparation (“cold”).
For no one but ourselves (no audience).
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It’s FUN! A play is play.
It’s PUBLIC. Anyone who reads can join.
It’s FREE for anyone with a digital reader.
It’s OPTIONAL. Come only when you want to.
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All the arguments in favor of this surprisingly pleasurable pastime appear herein, along with tips and guidelines, rules of the game, all the many variations, a growing library of downloadable scripts, and an invitation to join the Cold Reads movement.
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How It Plays
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A cold read happens
when any member of CR/O  chooses a play, acquires a digital copy, creates an event on CR/O, posts the script (and for online reads, the link to the room), and invites some friends, who download the script, show up on time, and read. It’s that simple. See How It Happens for tips and guidelines.

NOTE. More often than not, allotted time runs out before the final curtain. Plan ahead and schedule a second time to  see how it ends.

The read begins
when the Host announces the title of the play, names the author, introduces the characters, and reads the opening (and subsequent) stage directions.

Then someone  else—
anyone, regardless of gender, age, or type—reads the first line of dialogue and assumes that role; another reads the second and does likewise, and so on, as other characters appear, doubling up for crowd scenes and occasionally swapping roles, so everybody reads the leads.

We don’t perform
(although we don’t discourage histrionics); there is no audience. Some readers are actors; most have never set foot on stage. The game is to discover the play as we speak the lines, like reading a novel.

Anyone can interrupt at any time
to question, clarify, share thoughts, and socialize.  Reading continues when the host (or anyone) picks up the dialogue. If time runs out, we set another time to finish (or see ow it ends on our own).
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It’s like a book club,

only we explore a play together and discuss it as we go, not after the fact. After all, a play is dialogue—people talking to each other. Tailor-made for quality time with friends.

It’s a parlor game,
like charades or Pictionary, poker, bridge, Monopoly, storytelling, Truth or Consequences, Dungeons and Dragons—the list goes on.

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Facebook Connections

The CR/I Facebook Pagee is the Facebook Face of CR/I, where anyone, anywhere, can share related thoughts and doings. There is no membership, but anyone who likes and follows (good), posts and comments (better), or hosts a a read with friends (best by far) will be invited to join

Cold Reads on Line (CR/O), where members can sign up to read with others, locally in person and world-wide online, and invite friends to their own cold reads events.

 

Meet Cold Reads/Online

 

To see how the pandemic has affected CR/I, visit Cold Reads/Online.

Cold Reads on Line banner

This Facebook group is open to readers everywhere as a means to connect with others anywhere, any and all of whom can post their thoughts and doings, read with friends (or total strangers), and post invitations to CR/I events.

So far the group has 96 members.

The time will come when I’ll transform this blog to conform with the new reality.

 

Chat Room Reads

Starved for intelligent entertainment?

While we can’t all get together around a table, we can read face to (digital) face in a video chat room.  If you’re familiar with the technology, a chat room read’s the same as any other, as described in How It Happens.

  1. Pick a play,
  2. set a date and time (a week in advance),
  3. notify your friends (RSVP),
  4. download and email scripts to those attending, and
  5. make the call.

If you’re already using a chat room, you know the routine. Otherwise, what follows is my limited understanding of digital communication.

To video-chat, you need a computer (tablet, laptop, phone) with a equipped with a video display, a camera, a microphone, and a speaker. To start a meeting, launch your on-line application.

So far the best app on the market is ZOOM, but it’s only free for forty minutes; more than that is $15/mo. In keeping with the Cold Reads cost-free policy, the app should not only be simple to use and  allow unlimited access (anyone can call a meeting) and time (at least three hours); it must be free of charge.

Google Meet will soon be available, with all we need for free. Until then, the best free app I’ve found is Facebook/Messenger. Here’s a step by step guide:

As the appointed time approaches, select a Facebook Friend on Messenger (or Message a friend on Facebook) and

  1. Click the blue camera icon in the upper right corner of your friend’s window. Your face appears on the screen, and the computer rings until
  2. She or he answers, and his or her face appears on the screen, with yours reduced in size. Confirm that you can both see and hear.
  3. Click the screen to reveal a taskbar at the bottom with an icon (+) to add members.
  4. Enter the names of other friends (or email addresses of non-Facebook users), until you’re all assembled.
  5. Open the script on second device (tablet, laptop, phone) or in a second window.
  6. Read the play.

Simple. Yes? I hope.

Stayed tuned for fine tuning.

 

Plays on Broadway

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This list was compiled and published in the international Broadway Data Base (ibdb.com)

So Long Letty

OpeningOct 23, 1916
ClosingJan 13, 1917
Performances96
Setting: San Francisco at the Present Time
Original Musical Farce

Abie’s Irish Rose

OpeningMay 23, 1922
ClosingOct 22, 1927
Performances2327
Setting: I: Solomon Levy’s Apartment, New York City. II: Same. III: Abie and Rosemary’s Apartment, New York.
Original Play Comedy

Mozart

OpeningDec 27, 1926
ClosingJan 1927
Performances40
Setting: The Home of Madame d’Epinay in Paris. 1778.
Original Play Comedy

Koi-No-Yozakura

OpeningMar 04, 1930
ClosingMar 1930
Performances15
Setting: China
Original Play One Act Romance

Kage-No-Chikara

OpeningMar 04, 1930
ClosingMar 1930
Performances15
Setting: China
Original Play Drama One Act

Matsuri

OpeningMar 04, 1930
ClosingMar 1930
Performances15
Setting: Tokio
Original Play One Act

Tobacco Road

OpeningDec 04, 1933
ClosingMay 31, 1941
Performances3182
Setting: The farm of Jeeter Lester, situated on a Tobacco Road in the back country of Georgia.
Original Play Drama

Mister Noah and March of Rhyme

OpeningDec 22, 1935
ClosingDec 29, 1935
Original Musical Puppets

The Tsar’s Bride

Opening1936
ClosingClosing date unknown
Original Musical Opera

Ghosts

OpeningMay 11, 1936
ClosingJun 06, 1936
Performances36
Setting: Mrs. Alving’s country house, beside one of the large fjords in Western Norway.
Original Play Drama

Injunction Granted

OpeningJul 24, 1936
ClosingClosing date unknown
Original Special Sketches

Pins and Needles

OpeningNov 27, 1937
ClosingJun 22, 1940
Performances1108
Original Musical Revue

It’s a Small World

OpeningNov 06, 1938
ClosingNov 06, 1938
Performances1
Original Musical Puppets Revue

Quiet City

OpeningApr 16, 1939
ClosingApr 23, 1939
Performances2
Original Play Play with music

Life With Father

OpeningNov 08, 1939
ClosingJul 12, 1947
Performances3224
Setting: The morning room of the Day house on Madison Avenue. The late 1880s.
Original Play Comedy

Du Barry Was a Lady

OpeningDec 06, 1939
ClosingDec 12, 1940
Performances408
Setting: New York City and Versailles, France
Original Musical Comedy

Separate Rooms

OpeningMar 23, 1940
ClosingSep 06, 1941
Performances613
Setting: The penthouse apartment of Jim and Don Stackhouse in New York City. Early Spring.
Original Play Comedy

There Shall Be No Night

OpeningApr 29, 1940
ClosingAug 09, 1940
Performances115
Setting: The living room of the Valkonens’ house in Helsinki. Early in October, 1938.
Original Play Drama

At The Stroke of Eight

OpeningMay 20, 1940
ClosingMay 25, 1940
Performances8
Setting: Bedroom in a Kensington flat; Parlor at Mrs. Nolan’s, Foley St., Lambeth, Smoking Room at the Fairfield’s Hindhead; Witness Room at the “Old Bailey.”
Original Play Drama

Love for Love

OpeningJun 03, 1940
ClosingJun 08, 1940
Performances8
Setting: London, 1695. Valentine’s Lodgings and Foresight’s House.
Revival Play Comedy

Walk With Music

OpeningJun 04, 1940
ClosingJul 20, 1940
Performances55
Setting: The Ethel Barrymore Theatre; Gibson Farmhouse; Modiste Shop, New York; Station Platform, Jacksonville, FL.; Gibson Patio, Hotel Alcacar, Palm Beach; Lake Worth, Palm Beach; Pam Gibson’s Bedroom; Plam Beach Night Club, New Year’s Eve; Miami Airport.
Original Musical Comedy

Higher and Higher

OpeningAug 05, 1940
ClosingAug 24, 1940
Performances24
Setting: New York Hotel; Drake Mansion, New York.
Original Musical Comedy

Kind Lady

OpeningSep 03, 1940
ClosingNov 30, 1940
Performances107
Setting: Living room of Mary Herries’ home in Montague Square, London
Revival Play Drama

Jupiter Laughs

OpeningSep 09, 1940
ClosingSep 28, 1940
Performances24
Setting: The Doctors’ common room at Hopewell Towers
Original Play Drama

Sim Sala Bim

OpeningSep 09, 1940
ClosingOct 20, 1940
Performances54
Original Special

There Shall Be No Night

OpeningSep 09, 1940
ClosingNov 02, 1940
Performances66
Setting: The living room of the Valkonens’ house in Helsinki. Early in October, 1938.
Original Play Drama

Hold on to Your Hats

OpeningSep 11, 1940
ClosingFeb 01, 1941
Performances158
Setting: Route 66, Sunshine Valley Rancho, New York City, and Mexico
Original Musical Comedy

Johnny Belinda

OpeningSep 18, 1940
ClosingJun 21, 1941
Performances321
Setting: Souris East, Prince Edward Island, off the coast of Nova Scotia; Charlottetown
Original Play Drama

The Time of Your Life

OpeningSep 23, 1940
ClosingOct 19, 1940
Performances32
Setting: Nick’s Pacific Street Saloon, Restaurant, and Entertainment Palace at the foot of Embarcadero, in San Francisco. Afternoon and night of a day in October, 1939.
Original Play Comedy

The Gondoliers

OpeningSep 30, 1940
ClosingOct 19, 1940
Performances7
Setting: The Piazetta, Venice. Pavilion in the Palace of Barataria.
Revival Musical Operetta

Boys and Girls Together

OpeningOct 01, 1940
ClosingMar 15, 1941
Performances191
Original Musical Revue

Journey to Jerusalem

OpeningOct 05, 1940
ClosingOct 19, 1940
Performances17
Setting: Jerusalem; Galilee; Nazareth; Jericho
Original Play Drama

It Happens on Ice

OpeningOct 10, 1940
ClosingJun 15, 1941
Performances276
Original Special

Boyd’s Daughter

OpeningOct 11, 1940
ClosingOct 12, 1940
Performances3
Setting: Boyd’s Shop in Donaghreagh, an Ulster Village, Northern Ireland
Original Play Comedy

Ballet Russe de Monte Carlo

OpeningOct 14, 1940
ClosingNov 03, 1940
Revival Special

Blind Alley

OpeningOct 15, 1940
ClosingDec 07, 1940
Performances63
Setting: The Living Room of Dr. Shelby’s Home.
Revival Play Drama

Charley’s Aunt

OpeningOct 17, 1940
ClosingMay 03, 1941
Performances233
Setting: 1892. Oxford and Mr. Spettigue’s house.
Revival Play Comedy Farce

George Washington Slept Here

OpeningOct 18, 1940
ClosingMar 15, 1941
Performances173
Setting: Farm House in Pennsylvania.
Original Play Comedy

Cabin in the Sky

OpeningOct 25, 1940
ClosingMar 08, 1941
Performances156
Setting: The Jacksons’ Home Somewhere in the South; The Head Man’s Office in Hades; The Pearly Gates
Original Musical Fantasy

Tis of Thee

OpeningOct 26, 1940
ClosingOct 26, 1940
Performances1
Original Musical Revue

Suzanna and the Elders

OpeningOct 29, 1940
ClosingNov 23, 1940
Performances30
Setting: Communal Hall of Community House at Harmony Heights
Original Play Comedy

Panama Hattie

OpeningOct 30, 1940
ClosingJan 03, 1942
Performances501
Setting: Panama City; Canal Zone.
Original Musical Comedy

Return Engagement

OpeningNov 01, 1940
ClosingNov 07, 1940
Performances8
Setting: Terrace of the Stockton Playhouse on the Estate of Mrs. Carlotta Faulkner, Near Stockton, CT.
Original Play

Original Ballet Russe, Colonel de Basil’s

OpeningNov 03, 1940
ClosingJan 12, 1941
Performances106
Original Special

Beverly Hills

OpeningNov 07, 1940
ClosingNov 30, 1940
Performances28
Setting: Leonard Strickland’s Home, Beverly Hills.
Original Play

Quiet, Please!

OpeningNov 08, 1940
ClosingNov 21, 1940
Performances16
Original Play

Glamour Preferred

OpeningNov 15, 1940
ClosingNov 23, 1940
Performances11
Setting: The Eldridge Ranch House, San Fernando Valley, CA.
Original Play

Twelfth Night

OpeningNov 19, 1940
ClosingMar 08, 1941
Performances129
Setting: Illyria
Revival Play Comedy

Horse Fever

OpeningNov 23, 1940
ClosingDec 14, 1940
Performances25
Setting: Drum House, near Aqueduct; Hotel Room; Stable at Belmont Race Track
Original Play

The Corn Is Green

OpeningNov 26, 1940
ClosingJan 17, 1942
Performances477
Setting: The living room of a house in Glansarno, a small village in a remote Welsh countryside. The latter part of the last century and covers a period of three years.
Original Play Drama

Fledgling

OpeningNov 27, 1940
ClosingDec 07, 1940
Performances13
Setting: Living room of the Linton house, Connecticut.
Original Play

Romantic Mr. Dickens

OpeningDec 02, 1940
ClosingDec 07, 1940
Performances8
Setting: Dickens’ Lodging in London; Tavistock House, Dickens’ London Home; Green Room of Auditorium in the Gallery of Illustration
Original Play

Delicate Story

OpeningDec 04, 1940
ClosingDec 28, 1940
Performances29
Setting: Cristof’s Delicatessen Store, Switzerland. Police Captain’s Office. Room in the Cristof Flat.
Original Play

Mum’s the Word

OpeningDec 05, 1940
ClosingDec 14, 1940
Performances12
Original Special

Every Man for Himself

OpeningDec 09, 1940
ClosingDec 11, 1940
Performances3
Setting: Living room of Wally Britt’s home in Hollywood Hills.
Original Play

Retreat to Pleasure

OpeningDec 17, 1940
ClosingJan 04, 1941
Performances23
Setting: The Galligans’ apartment; Florida.
Original Play

Cue for Passion

OpeningDec 19, 1940
ClosingDec 28, 1940
Performances12
Setting: Living room of a hotel suite in a city between New York and Washington. A night in September.
Original Play Drama

The Old Foolishness

OpeningDec 20, 1940
ClosingDec 21, 1940
Performances3
Setting: Kitchen of the Sheeran Farmhouse, County Down, Ireland; Ruins of an Ancient Castle atop a Neighboring Mountain.
Original Play

Old Acquaintance

OpeningDec 23, 1940
ClosingMay 17, 1941
Performances170
Setting: November-December of 1940 in Washington Square and Park Avenue, New York City
Original Play Comedy

Meet the People

OpeningDec 25, 1940
ClosingMay 10, 1941
Performances160
Original Musical Revue

Pal Joey

OpeningDec 25, 1940
ClosingNov 29, 1941
Performances374
Setting: Chicago, in the late 1930s.
Original Musical Comedy

My Sister Eileen

OpeningDec 26, 1940
ClosingJan 16, 1943
Performances864
Setting: Basement apartment in Greenwich Village, New York City.
Original Play Comedy

Ruth Draper

OpeningDec 26, 1940
ClosingJan 11, 1941
Performances22
Original Special

All in Fun

OpeningDec 27, 1940
ClosingDec 28, 1940
Performances3
Original Musical Revue

The Flying Gerardos

OpeningDec 29, 1940
ClosingJan 18, 1941
Performances24
Setting: Top floor of Doc Vermillion’s house in Brooklyn, NY.
Original Play

Flight to the West

OpeningDec 30, 1940
ClosingApr 26, 1941
Performances136
Setting: A Pan-American Airways trans-Atlantic clipper on Two Successive Days, July 1940.
Original Play

The Lady Who Came to Stay

OpeningJan 02, 1941
ClosingJan 04, 1941
Performances4
Setting: Upstairs sitting room of the Garvis home.
Original Play

First Stop to Heaven

OpeningJan 05, 1941
ClosingJan 11, 1941
Performances8
Setting: Lower Floor of old furnished rooming house set among the skyscrapers on Sixth Avenue, New York City.
Original Play

Eight O’Clock Tuesday

OpeningJan 06, 1941
ClosingJan 18, 1941
Performances16
Setting: The Godden Library
Original Play

Night of Love

OpeningJan 07, 1941
ClosingJan 11, 1941
Performances7
Setting: Lucerne Opera House; Hotel Royale; Nella’s home.
Original Musical Comedy

Arsenic and Old Lace

OpeningJan 10, 1941
ClosingJun 17, 1944
Performances1444
Setting: The living room of the Brewster home in Brooklyn. The Present.
Original Play Comedy

Mr. and Mrs. North

OpeningJan 12, 1941
ClosingMay 31, 1941
Performances163
Setting: The Norths’ apartment on Greenwich Place, New York City.
Original Play

Crazy With the Heat

OpeningJan 14, 1941
ClosingJan 18, 1941
Performances7
Original Musical Revue

The Cream in the Well

OpeningJan 20, 1941
ClosingFeb 08, 1941
Performances24
Setting: The Sawters’ farm home on Big Lake, near Verdigris Switch, Indian Territory.
Original Play

Lady in the Dark

OpeningJan 23, 1941
ClosingMay 30, 1942
Performances467
Setting: Dr. Brooks’ Office. Liza Elliott’s Office.
Original Musical Comedy

Crazy With the Heat

OpeningJan 30, 1941
ClosingApr 19, 1941
Performances92
Original Musical Revue

Tanyard Street

OpeningFeb 04, 1941
ClosingFeb 23, 1941
Performances23
Setting: A room in Mrs. McMorna’s house in Tanyard Street, Annakill, Ireland.
Original Play

Liberty Jones

OpeningFeb 05, 1941
ClosingFeb 22, 1941
Performances22
Setting: Samuel Bunting’s roof apartment overlooking Rock Creek Park, Washington, D.C.; The Park.
Original Musical

Boudoir

OpeningFeb 07, 1941
ClosingFeb 15, 1941
Performances11
Setting: Boudoir of Cora Ambershell’s house, Madison Avenue, New York City.
Original Play

Popsy

OpeningFeb 10, 1941
ClosingFeb 12, 1941
Performances4
Setting: Henry Tibbs’ home in Madison, Wisconsin.
Original Play

Gizelle

OpeningFeb 11, 1941
ClosingMar 09, 1941
Revival Special Ballet

Out of the Frying Pan

OpeningFeb 11, 1941
ClosingMay 10, 1941
Performances104
Setting: Living room of brownstone front apartment, New York City.
Original Play

Claudia

OpeningFeb 12, 1941
ClosingJan 09, 1943
Performances722
Setting: Living room of the Naughtons’ home in the country, about seventy miles out of New York City.
Original Play Comedy

The Talley Method

OpeningFeb 24, 1941
ClosingApr 12, 1941
Performances56
Setting: Upstairs living room of Dr. Talley’s office in the East Sixties, New York City.
Original Play

Brooklyn Biarritz

OpeningFeb 27, 1941
ClosingMar 01, 1941
Performances4
Setting: Extreme uptown end of Coney Island Beach, Brooklyn, NY.
Original Play

The Doctor’s Dilemma

OpeningMar 11, 1941
ClosingJun 21, 1941
Performances121
Setting: Ridgeon’s consulting-room, Queen Anne Street, London; Terrace of the Star and Garter, Richmond; Dubedat’s Studio; Picture Gallery in Bond Street.
Revival Play

They Walk Alone

OpeningMar 12, 1941
ClosingMar 29, 1941
Performances21
Setting: The living-room of the Tallent Farm, near Lincoln, England.
Original Play

Five Alarm Waltz

OpeningMar 13, 1941
ClosingMar 15, 1941
Performances4
Setting: Boguris apartment on Sutton Place, New York City.
Original Play

My Fair Ladies

OpeningMar 23, 1941
ClosingApr 19, 1941
Performances32
Setting: Home of Henry Gages, Willowbrook, Mt. Kisco.
Original Play

Native Son

OpeningMar 24, 1941
ClosingJun 28, 1941
Performances114
Setting: Chicago. The Present.
Original Play Drama

Gabrielle

OpeningMar 25, 1941
ClosingMar 26, 1941
Performances2
Setting: Drawing room of Einfried in the Swiss Alps.
Original Play

Watch on the Rhine

OpeningApr 01, 1941
ClosingFeb 21, 1942
Performances378
Setting: The living room of the Farrelly country house, about twenty miles from Washington, DC. The time is late spring, 1940.
Original Play Drama

Your Loving Son

OpeningApr 04, 1941
ClosingApr 05, 1941
Performances3
Setting: Drawing room of Mrs. Joshua Winslow’s duplex apartment near the East River, New York City.
Original Play

The Trojan Women

OpeningApr 08, 1941
ClosingApr 08, 1941
Performances1
Setting: The Present
Original Play

Steps Leading Up

OpeningApr 08, 1941
ClosingClosing date unknown
Original Play

The Night Before Christmas

OpeningApr 10, 1941
ClosingApr 27, 1941
Performances22
Setting: A Sixth Avenue luggage shop, New York City.
Original Play

The Beautiful People

OpeningApr 21, 1941
ClosingAug 02, 1941
Performances120
Setting: Living room and yard of an old house on Red Rock Hill near Quintara Woods in San Francisco’s Sunset District.
Original Play

Not in Our Stars

OpeningApr 25, 1941
ClosingClosing date unknown
Original Play

The Happy Days

OpeningMay 13, 1941
ClosingMay 31, 1941
Performances23
Setting: Living room in the Gassin home on an island in the St. Lawrence River.
Original Play

Snookie

OpeningJun 03, 1941
ClosingJun 14, 1941
Performances15
Setting: Comic art department of the New York Press, New York City.
Original Play

Hope for a Harvest

OpeningNov 26, 1941
ClosingDec 27, 1941
Performances38
Setting: Kitchen of Mrs. Martin’s house; living room of the old Thatcher ranch house.
Original Play

Le Meri and Natya Dancers

OpeningDec 01, 1941
ClosingClosing date unknown
Original Special Dance

Sons o’ Fun

OpeningDec 01, 1941
ClosingAug 29, 1943
Performances742
Original Musical Comedy Revue

Twelfth Night

OpeningDec 02, 1941
ClosingDec 13, 1941
Performances15
Setting: Illyria
Revival Play Comedy

Sunny River

OpeningDec 04, 1941
ClosingJan 03, 1942
Performances36
Setting: Levee Street, New Orleans. 1806; Patio of the Cafe des Oleandres; Upstairs sitting room of M. and Mme. Jean Gervais. 1911; Jean’s dressing room; reception hall.
Original Musical

Angel Street

OpeningDec 05, 1941
ClosingDec 30, 1944
Performances1295
Setting: A house on Angel Street, located in the Pimlico district of London. 1880.
Original Play Thriller

Golden Wings

OpeningDec 08, 1941
ClosingDec 12, 1941
Performances6
Setting: Lounge of Chilgrove Service Club. December, 1940.
Original Play

Brooklyn, U.S.A.

OpeningDec 21, 1941
ClosingFeb 07, 1942
Performances57
Setting: Waterfront, Candy Store, Barber Shop in Brooklyn, NY; Sing Sing Prison.
Original Play

Pie in the Sky

OpeningDec 22, 1941
ClosingDec 27, 1941
Performances6
Setting: Living room of the Trenton residence. Fifth Avenue, New York City.
Original Play

Letters to Lucerne

OpeningDec 23, 1941
ClosingJan 10, 1942
Performances23
Setting: The main hall and dormitory of a girls’ school in Switzerland, near Lucerne.
Original Play

Banjo Eyes

OpeningDec 25, 1941
ClosingApr 12, 1942
Performances126
Setting: Carver Greeting Card Company; Bar in midtown hotel; Mabel’s room; The Dream Heights; Erwin’s home, Jackson Heights; Camp Dixon; Belmont Park.
Original Musical Comedy

Clash by Night

OpeningDec 27, 1941
ClosingFeb 07, 1942
Performances49
Setting: Wilenski home, Staten Island, NY. Summer 1941.
Original Play

In Time to Come

OpeningDec 28, 1941
ClosingJan 31, 1942
Performances40
Setting: U.S. Congress; The White House, Washington, D.C.; S.S. George Washington; President’s house near Parc Monceau; Conference room at Quay Dorsay. April 6, 1917 – March 4, 1921.
Original Play

The First Crocus

OpeningJan 02, 1942
ClosingJan 06, 1942
Performances5
Setting: The Jorislund living room and Albion Schoolhouse. Albion, Minnesota.
Original Play Comedy

Papa Is All

OpeningJan 06, 1942
ClosingFeb 28, 1942
Performances63
Setting: Kitchen of the Aukamp farmhouse. North of Lancaster, PA.
Original Play

Johnny on a Spot

OpeningJan 08, 1942
ClosingJan 10, 1942
Performances4
Setting: The Governor’s office in a southern state.
Original Play

The Lady Comes Across

OpeningJan 09, 1942
ClosingJan 10, 1942
Performances3
Setting: Railroad station; Jill’s room in a hotel; Blue Room at Chez Zoral; Red Room; Mrs. Riverdale’s estate; Bathing pavilion.
Original Musical Comedy

The Rivals

OpeningJan 14, 1942
ClosingFeb 28, 1942
Performances54
Setting: Mrs. Malaprop’s lodgings; Captain Absolute’s lodgings; Acres’ lodgings; The North Parade; King Mead Fields. Bath.
Revival Play Comedy

All in Favor

OpeningJan 20, 1942
ClosingJan 24, 1942
Performances7
Setting: Club Revel, Washington Heights, NY.
Original Play

H.M.S. Pinafore

OpeningJan 21, 1942
ClosingMar 14, 1942
Performances18
Setting: Quarterdeck of H.M.S. Pinafore off Portsmouth.
Revival Musical Operetta

Jason

OpeningJan 21, 1942
ClosingMay 09, 1942
Performances125
Setting: Living room of the New York home of Jason Otis.
Original Play

Porgy and Bess

OpeningJan 22, 1942
ClosingSep 26, 1942
Performances286
Setting: Charleston, South Carolina. The early 1930s. Catfish Row and Kittiwah Island.
Revival Musical Opera

Cafe Crown

OpeningJan 23, 1942
ClosingMay 23, 1942
Performances141
Setting: The Cafe Crown, Second Avenue and 12th Street in New York City. An Autumn Evening. 1940.
Original Play Comedy

Lily of the Valley

OpeningJan 26, 1942
ClosingJan 31, 1942
Performances8
Setting: Office of Lieutenant Balboa in the county morgue, New York City.
Original Play

Solitaire

OpeningJan 27, 1942
ClosingFeb 14, 1942
Performances23
Setting: The Stewarts’ house and garden in Pasadena, California; The Arroyo.
Original Play

Hedda Gabler

OpeningJan 29, 1942
ClosingFeb 07, 1942
Performances12
Setting: The home of George and Hedda Tesman, Christiania, Norway, near the turn of the twentieth century.
Revival Play Drama

The Mikado

OpeningFeb 03, 1942
ClosingMar 14, 1942
Performances19
Setting: Courtyard of Ko-Ko’s official residence. Ko-Ko’s garden in Titipu.
Revival Musical Operetta

The Flowers of Virtue

OpeningFeb 05, 1942
ClosingFeb 07, 1942
Performances4
Setting: Carlotta’s garden in Las Flores de la Virtud, Mexico.
Original Play

Heart of a City

OpeningFeb 12, 1942
ClosingMar 07, 1942
Performances28
Setting: London during World War II.
Original Play Drama

They Should Have Stood in Bed

OpeningFeb 13, 1942
ClosingFeb 21, 1942
Performances11
Setting: New York City.
Original Play

The Pirates of Penzance

OpeningFeb 17, 1942
ClosingMar 14, 1942
Performances11
Setting: A rocky seashore on the coast of Cornwall. A ruined chapel by moonlight.
Revival Musical Operetta

Plan M

OpeningFeb 20, 1942
ClosingFeb 23, 1942
Performances6
Setting: General Hugh Winston’s headquarters, War Office, London, England.
Original Play

Under This Roof

OpeningFeb 22, 1942
ClosingMar 07, 1942
Performances17
Setting: Living room of farm house built by Zebulon Warren during the 1770s. Outside of Boston.
Original Play

Iolanthe

OpeningFeb 23, 1942
ClosingMar 14, 1942
Performances5
Setting: An Arcadian Landscape. Palace Yard, Westminster. Between 1700 and 1882.
Revival Musical Operetta

Guest in the House

OpeningFeb 24, 1942
ClosingJul 04, 1942
Performances153
Setting: Living room of Proctor home near Trumbull, Connecticut.
Original Play Drama

Trial by Jury

OpeningFeb 28, 1942
ClosingMar 01, 1942
Performances7
Setting: A Court of Justice.
Revival Musical Operetta

Argentinita

OpeningMar 01, 1942
ClosingClosing date unknown
Original Special

The Gondoliers

OpeningMar 03, 1942
ClosingMar 14, 1942
Performances3
Setting: The Piazetta, Venice. Pavilion in the Palace of Barataria.
Revival Musical Operetta

A Kiss for Cinderella

OpeningMar 10, 1942
ClosingApr 18, 1942
Performances48
Setting: London and the country, England.
Revival Play

Priorities of 1942

OpeningMar 12, 1942
ClosingSep 06, 1942
Performances353
Original Musical Revue

Johnny 2 X 4

OpeningMar 16, 1942
ClosingMay 09, 1942
Performances65
Setting: Johnny 2 x 4 Club in Greenwich Village, New York. 1926-1933.
Original Play Melodrama

Nathan the Wise

OpeningApr 03, 1942
ClosingApr 18, 1942
Performances28
Setting: Jerusalem. Courtyard of Nathan’s house; Palace of Sultan. The Third Crusade.
Original Play

The Moon Is Down

OpeningApr 07, 1942
ClosingJun 06, 1942
Performances71
Setting: Drawing room of the Mayor’s house; Living room of Molly Morden’s house. A small mining town.
Original Play

Autumn Hill

OpeningApr 13, 1942
ClosingApr 18, 1942
Performances8
Setting: Living room of remodeled colonial dwelling in a New England village.
Original Play

Yesterday’s Magic

OpeningApr 14, 1942
ClosingMay 30, 1942
Performances55
Setting: Room at the top of a house in Long Acre, London, W.C.2.
Original Play

What Big Ears!

OpeningApr 20, 1942
ClosingApr 25, 1942
Performances8
Setting: A furnished room in Los Angeles; A Victorian cottage in Beverly Hills; Hotel Savoy, New York City.
Original Play

Billy the Kid

OpeningApr 21, 1942
ClosingClosing date unknown
Revival Special Ballet

Keep ’em Laughing

OpeningApr 24, 1942
ClosingMay 28, 1942
Performances77
Original Musical Vaudeville

Candida

OpeningApr 27, 1942
ClosingMay 31, 1942
Performances27
Setting: St. Dominic’s Parsonage, London.
Revival Play Comedy

The Life of Reilly

OpeningApr 29, 1942
ClosingMay 02, 1942
Performances5
Setting: Crescent Hotel, Brooklyn.
Original Play

Harlem Cavalcade

OpeningMay 01, 1942
ClosingMay 23, 1942
Performances49
Original Musical Revue

The Walking Gentleman

OpeningMay 07, 1942
ClosingMay 12, 1942
Performances6
Setting: Dr. Gerald Blake’s office; The Avenue Theatre; An apartment. New York City
Original Play

The Strings, My Lord, Are False

OpeningMay 19, 1942
ClosingMay 30, 1942
Performances15
Setting: St. Bride’s Church, Port Monica. Firth of Clyde, Scotland.
Original Play

Uncle Harry

OpeningMay 20, 1942
ClosingMay 09, 1943
Performances430
Setting: A small town in Eastern Quebec, Canada.
Original Play Drama

All the Comforts of Home

OpeningMay 25, 1942
ClosingMay 30, 1942
Performances8
Setting: Parlor in Egbert Pettibone’s house.
Original Play

Comes the Revelation

OpeningMay 26, 1942
ClosingMay 27, 1942
Performances2
Setting: Kitchen of house on Flanders Farm. Dorking, New York.
Original Play

Top-Notchers

OpeningMay 29, 1942
ClosingJun 20, 1942
Performances48
Original Musical Vaudeville

By Jupiter

OpeningJun 03, 1942
ClosingJun 12, 1943
Performances427
Setting: Ancient Greece.
Original Musical Comedy

The Cat Screams

OpeningJun 16, 1942
ClosingJun 20, 1942
Performances7
Setting: La Jorta, Mexico
Original Play

Laugh, Town, Laugh!

OpeningJun 22, 1942
ClosingJul 25, 1942
Performances65
Original Musical Revue

Broken Journey

OpeningJun 23, 1942
ClosingJul 11, 1942
Performances23
Setting: Ohio, 1941
Original Play

Star and Garter

OpeningJun 24, 1942
ClosingDec 04, 1943
Performances609
Original Musical Revue

Stars on Ice

OpeningJul 02, 1942
ClosingApr 16, 1944
Performances827
Original Special

This Is the Army

OpeningJul 04, 1942
ClosingSep 26, 1942
Performances113
Original Musical Revue

Yours, A. Lincoln

OpeningJul 09, 1942
ClosingJul 12, 1942
Performances2
Setting: Near the end of the civil war
Original Play

Across the Board on Tomorrow Morning

OpeningAug 17, 1942
ClosingAug 22, 1942
Performances8
Setting: A night club in New York
Original Play Fantasy

I Killed the Count

OpeningAug 31, 1942
ClosingSep 26, 1942
Performances29
Setting: London
Original Play

Tobacco Road

OpeningSep 05, 1942
ClosingOct 03, 1942
Performances34
Setting: The farm of Jeeter Lester, situated on a Tobacco Road in the back country of Georgia.
Revival Play Drama

Janie

OpeningSep 10, 1942
ClosingJan 16, 1944
Performances642
Setting: The Colburns’ living room in Hortonville, a small city in the United States. The present.
Original Play Comedy

The Morning Star

OpeningSep 14, 1942
ClosingOct 03, 1942
Performances24
Setting: London, summer of 1940
Original Play

New Priorities of 1943

OpeningSep 15, 1942
ClosingOct 11, 1942
Performances54
Original Musical Revue

Show Time

OpeningSep 16, 1942
ClosingApr 03, 1943
Performances342
Original Musical Vaudeville

Vickie

OpeningSep 22, 1942
ClosingOct 31, 1942
Performances48
Setting: The living room of the Roberts’ apartment in a suburban community near New York City in September of 1942
Original Play Farce

Wine, Women and Song

OpeningSep 28, 1942
ClosingDec 03, 1942
Performances150
Original Musical Revue

Magic

OpeningSep 29, 1942
ClosingNov 07, 1942
Performances47
Setting: Ireland
Revival Play Comedy

Strip for Action

OpeningSep 30, 1942
ClosingJan 02, 1943
Performances110
Setting: Stage of the Bijou Theatre in a small town in Maryland.
Original Play

Let Freedom Sing

OpeningOct 05, 1942
ClosingOct 11, 1942
Performances8
Original Musical Revue

The Eve of St. Mark

OpeningOct 07, 1942
ClosingJun 26, 1943
Performances307
Setting: Nell West’s kitchen, the barracks at Fort Grace, Janet’s room, The Moonbow Restaurant. 1941-1942.
Original Play Drama

Count Me In

OpeningOct 08, 1942
ClosingNov 21, 1942
Performances61
Original Musical Revue Comedy

Three Men on a Horse

OpeningOct 09, 1942
ClosingOct 31, 1942
Performances28
Setting: In and around Ozone Heights, New Jersey and the Lavillere Hotel in New York City. 1935.
Revival Play Comedy

Oy Is Dus a Leben!

OpeningOct 12, 1942
ClosingFeb 06, 1943
Performances139
Original Musical Revue

Beat the Band

OpeningOct 14, 1942
ClosingDec 12, 1942
Performances67
Setting: A Theatrical Agents Office, The Terrace, The Apartment, A Corridor, the Savoy-Perkins Hotel in Washington D.C., and a Peach Orchard
Original Musical Comedy

Bird in Hand

OpeningOct 19, 1942
ClosingOct 24, 1942
Performances8
Setting: The bar parlor; Beverley’s bedroom
Revival Play Comedy

The Time, the Place and the Girl

OpeningOct 21, 1942
ClosingOct 31, 1942
Performances13
Setting: A sanitarium and hotel in the mountains of Virginia
Revival Musical Comedy

The Damask Cheek

OpeningOct 22, 1942
ClosingJan 09, 1943
Performances93
Setting: Living room of Mrs. Randall’s house in the east sixties, New York City, 1909.
Original Play Comedy

Native Son

OpeningOct 23, 1942
ClosingJan 02, 1943
Performances84
Setting: Chicago. The Present.
Revival Play Drama

Little Darling

OpeningOct 27, 1942
ClosingNov 14, 1942
Performances23
Setting: Connecticut
Original Play

Rosalinda

OpeningOct 28, 1942
ClosingJan 22, 1944
Performances611
Setting: A Summer resort, near Vienna. 1890.
Original Musical Operetta

Ballet Imperial

OpeningNov 03, 1942
ClosingDec 02, 1942
Original Special

Without Love

OpeningNov 10, 1942
ClosingFeb 13, 1943
Performances113
Setting: The course of two years in the living-room of the late Senator James Owen Coe’s house in Washington.
Original Play Comedy

Mr. Sycamore

OpeningNov 13, 1942
ClosingNov 28, 1942
Performances19
Setting: Smeed, a Small Town. Any Time.
Original Play

The Skin of Our Teeth

OpeningNov 18, 1942
ClosingSep 25, 1943
Performances359
Setting: The Home of Mr. and Mrs. George Antrobus in Excelsior, New Jersey and the Boardwalk at Atlantic City. Now and Always.
Original Play Comedy

Once Over Lightly

OpeningNov 19, 1942
ClosingNov 22, 1942
Performances6
Original Musical

Yankee Point

OpeningNov 23, 1942
ClosingDec 12, 1942
Performances24
Setting: The Eastern seacost
Original Play

Counsellor-at-Law

OpeningNov 24, 1942
ClosingJul 10, 1943
Performances258
Setting: A suite of law-offices in the mid-town section of New York.
Revival Play

The Pirate

OpeningNov 25, 1942
ClosingApr 27, 1943
Performances177
Setting: A small village in the West Indies. Early in the 19th Century.
Original Play Comedy

The Great Big Doorstep

OpeningNov 26, 1942
ClosingDec 19, 1942
Performances28
Setting: The Crochet home in Grass Margin, Louisiana. Early April.
Original Play Comedy

Lifeline

OpeningNov 30, 1942
ClosingDec 05, 1942
Performances8
Setting: On a ship in the Atlantic; Canada; Convoy
Original Play

R. U. R.

OpeningDec 03, 1942
ClosingDec 05, 1942
Performances4
Setting: A drama in three acts
Revival Play Drama

The Sun Field

OpeningDec 09, 1942
ClosingDec 12, 1942
Performances5
Setting: Florida
Original Play Comedy

The Willow and I

OpeningDec 10, 1942
ClosingJan 02, 1943
Performances28
Setting: Sutro Living Room
Original Play

The Three Sisters

OpeningDec 21, 1942
ClosingApr 03, 1943
Performances123
Setting: Prozorov’s house in Russia at the turn of the century
Revival Play Drama

New Faces of 1943

OpeningDec 22, 1942
ClosingMar 13, 1943
Performances94
Original Musical Revue

Flare Path

OpeningDec 23, 1942
ClosingJan 02, 1943
Performances14
Setting: London; Residents’ lounge of Falcon Hotel, Milchester, Lincs
Original Play

Proof Thro’ the Night

OpeningDec 25, 1942
ClosingJan 02, 1943
Performances11
Setting: Converted Gun Emplacement Adjacent to Bataan Peninsula, Early 1941
Original Play

Doodle Dandy of the U.S.A.

OpeningDec 26, 1942
ClosingClosing date unknown
Original Special

Angna Enters

OpeningDec 27, 1942
ClosingDec 30, 1942
Original Special Dance

Sweet Charity

OpeningDec 28, 1942
ClosingJan 02, 1943
Performances8
Setting: Main Room of the “Friendly Hand” Clubhouse in a city several hundred miles from New York.
Original Play Comedy

The Russian People

OpeningDec 29, 1942
ClosingJan 31, 1943
Performances39
Setting: Russia during WWII
Original Play

You’ll See Stars

OpeningDec 29, 1942
ClosingJan 02, 1943
Performances4
Setting: New York City
Original Musical Comedy

The Doughgirls

OpeningDec 30, 1942
ClosingJul 29, 1944
Performances671
Setting: A Washington hotel suite.
Original Play Comedy

Something for the Boys

OpeningJan 07, 1943
ClosingJan 08, 1944
Performances422
Setting: The Piccadilly Club, Kansas City; 6th Avenue at 50th Street, NYC; Defense Plant, Newark; Alamo Plaza, San Antonio, Texas; Old Hart Estate; New Harr Estate; Col. Grubbs home; The Texas Hotel, San Antonio.
Original Musical Comedy

Nine Girls

OpeningJan 13, 1943
ClosingJan 16, 1943
Performances5
Setting: The front room of a sorority clubhouse in California’s Sierra Nevada Mountains.
Original Play Melodrama

Dark Eyes

OpeningJan 14, 1943
ClosingJul 31, 1943
Performances230
Setting: The Fields’ family home on Long Island. The present.
Original Play Comedy

The Patriots

OpeningJan 29, 1943
ClosingJun 26, 1943
Performances173
Setting: 1790-1800. Washington DC, New York, Philadelphia
Original Play

The Barber Had Two Sons

OpeningFeb 01, 1943
ClosingFeb 20, 1943
Performances24
Setting: Barber Shop of “Ma,” village of Aalesund
Original Play

Counterattack

OpeningFeb 04, 1943
ClosingApr 17, 1943
Performances85
Setting: The cellar of a house on the Eastern Front. Autumn, 1942.
Original Play Drama

Ask My Friend Sandy

OpeningFeb 04, 1943
ClosingFeb 13, 1943
Performances12
Original Play

For Your Pleasure

OpeningFeb 05, 1943
ClosingFeb 13, 1943
Performances11
Original Special Dance

The Moon Vine

OpeningFeb 11, 1943
ClosingFeb 27, 1943
Performances20
Setting: Los Angeles
Original Play

This Rock

OpeningFeb 18, 1943
ClosingMar 20, 1943
Performances37
Setting: A room in the Stanley home on the River Tyne, England
Original Play

Lady in the Dark

OpeningFeb 27, 1943
ClosingMay 15, 1943
Performances83
Setting: Dr. Brooks’ Office. Liza Elliott’s Office.
Revival Musical

Harriet

OpeningMar 03, 1943
ClosingApr 01, 1944
Performances377
Setting: Cincinatti, Ohio — the 1830’s and 1840’s. Brunswick, Maine — the 1850’s.
Original Play

Men in Shadow

OpeningMar 10, 1943
ClosingMar 27, 1943
Performances21
Setting: Loft of Old Unused Mill, Adjoining Farmhouse. Somewhere on the French Coast.
Original Play

Kiss and Tell

OpeningMar 17, 1943
ClosingJun 23, 1945
Performances956
Setting: Back porch of the Archers’ home.
Original Play Comedy

Apology

OpeningMar 22, 1943
ClosingMar 26, 1943
Performances8
Setting: A variety of lighted scenes on a dark stage
Original Play

King Richard III

OpeningMar 24, 1943
ClosingApr 03, 1943
Performances11
Revival Play History

The Family

OpeningMar 30, 1943
ClosingApr 03, 1943
Performances7
Setting: Living-Room of Number 11 Long Street in the British Concession, Tientsin, China.
Original Play

Oklahoma!

OpeningMar 31, 1943
ClosingMay 29, 1948
Performances2212
Setting: Indian territory (now Oklahoma) just after the turn of the century.
Original Musical Comedy

Ziegfeld Follies of 1943

OpeningApr 01, 1943
ClosingJul 22, 1944
Performances553
Original Musical Revue

Tomorrow the World

OpeningApr 14, 1943
ClosingJun 17, 1944
Performances500
Setting: The living-room of Professor Michael Frame’s home in a large University town in the Middle West. Autumn, 1942.
Original Play Drama

The First Million

OpeningApr 28, 1943
ClosingMay 01, 1943
Performances5
Setting: A cabin in the Ozarks
Original Play

The Corn Is Green

OpeningMay 03, 1943
ClosingJun 19, 1943
Performances56
Setting: The living room of a house in Glansarno, a small village in a remote Welsh countryside. The latter part of the last century and covers a period of three years.
Original Play Drama

Sons and Soldiers

OpeningMay 04, 1943
ClosingMay 22, 1943
Performances22
Setting: In a Small American City, Starting in 1916
Original Play

Three’s a Family

OpeningMay 05, 1943
ClosingJul 08, 1944
Performances497
Setting: Living room of an apartment on West 110th st, New York
Original Play

The Student Prince

OpeningJun 08, 1943
ClosingOct 02, 1943
Performances153
Setting: Ante-chamber and a room of State in the Palace at Karlsburg, Garden and sitting-room of Prince Karl Franz at the Inn of the Three Golden Apples in Heidelberg. Spring, 1830.
Revival Musical Operetta

The Milky Way

OpeningJun 09, 1943
ClosingJun 20, 1943
Performances16
Setting: Speed’s Room in Apartment Hotel in West Fifties in New York City.
Revival Play

Those Endearing Young Charms

OpeningJun 16, 1943
ClosingAug 07, 1943
Performances53
Setting: Apartment on the Upper West Side of New York City
Original Play

Early to Bed

OpeningJun 17, 1943
ClosingMay 13, 1944
Performances380
Setting: New York City
Original Musical Comedy

Boy Meets Girl

OpeningJun 22, 1943
ClosingJul 03, 1943
Performances15
Setting: Mr. Friday’s Office, The Royal Studios in Hollywood; the screen of Your Neighborhood Theatre; a hospital corridor; a Station KNX Radio Broadcast
Revival Play Comedy

The Vagabond King

OpeningJun 29, 1943
ClosingAug 14, 1943
Performances56
Setting: The Tavern; The Court; The Masque; A Gate of Old Paris; The Gibbett
Revival Musical Comedy Romantic Comedy

Try and Get It

OpeningAug 02, 1943
ClosingAug 07, 1943
Performances8
Setting: New York City
Original Play

The Two Mrs. Carrolls

OpeningAug 03, 1943
ClosingFeb 03, 1945
Performances585
Setting: La Villa Vista in the South of France.
Original Play Comedy

The Merry Widow

OpeningAug 04, 1943
ClosingMay 06, 1944
Performances322
Setting: Paris
Revival Musical

Run, Little Chillun

OpeningAug 11, 1943
ClosingAug 26, 1943
Performances16
Setting: The Parsonage in a small Southern town; The Meeting Place of the New Day Pilgrims; Toomer’s Bottom; Hope Baptist Church.
Revival Play Drama Play with music

Chauve-Souris [1943]

OpeningAug 12, 1943
ClosingAug 21, 1943
Performances12
Original Musical Revue

Murder Without Crime

OpeningAug 18, 1943
ClosingSep 18, 1943
Performances37
Setting: Stephen’s Flat in Matthew’s Home in Mayfair
Original Play

The Snark Was a Boojum

OpeningSep 01, 1943
ClosingSep 04, 1943
Performances5
Setting: The Old Shilly Homestead in New England
Original Play Comedy

Blossom Time

OpeningSep 04, 1943
ClosingOct 09, 1943
Performances47
Setting: The Prater in Vienna; Drawing Room in the house of Kranz; Schubert’s lodgings.
Revival Musical Comedy Operetta

Tobacco Road

OpeningSep 04, 1943
ClosingOct 30, 1943
Performances66
Setting: The farm of Jeeter Lester, situated on a Tobacco Road in the back country of Georgia.
Revival Play Drama

Laugh Time

OpeningSep 08, 1943
ClosingNov 20, 1943
Performances126
Original Musical Vaudeville

My Dear Public

OpeningSep 09, 1943
ClosingOct 16, 1943
Performances45
Setting: Backstage, Barney Short’s Office, the Crystal Hill Hostpital, and LaGuardia Field
Original Musical

Porgy and Bess

OpeningSep 13, 1943
ClosingOct 02, 1943
Performances24
Setting: Charleston, South Carolina. The early 1930s. Catfish Row and Kittiwah Island.
Revival Musical Opera

A New Life

OpeningSep 15, 1943
ClosingNov 13, 1943
Performances70
Original Play

Bright Lights of 1944

OpeningSep 16, 1943
ClosingSep 18, 1943
Performances4
Original Musical Revue

Tropical Revue

OpeningSep 19, 1943
ClosingNov 15, 1943
Original Special Dance

Land of Fame

OpeningSep 21, 1943
ClosingSep 25, 1943
Performances6
Setting: Greece
Original Play

All for All

OpeningSep 29, 1943
ClosingDec 11, 1943
Performances85
Setting: Executive Office in Bauerville, California
Original Play

Hairpin Harmony

OpeningOct 01, 1943
ClosingOct 02, 1943
Performances3
Setting: Lucy Warren’s home on a summer afternoon and evening
Original Musical Farce

One Touch of Venus

OpeningOct 07, 1943
ClosingFeb 10, 1945
Performances567
Setting: New York City
Original Musical Comedy

Another Love Story

OpeningOct 12, 1943
ClosingJan 08, 1944
Performances104
Setting: Living Room in Home of Mrs. Williams Browne
Original Play Comedy

Othello

OpeningOct 19, 1943
ClosingJul 01, 1944
Performances296
Setting: Venice and Cyprus.
Revival Play Drama Tragedy

The Naked Genius

OpeningOct 21, 1943
ClosingNov 20, 1943
Performances36
Setting: Honey Bee Carroll’s New York apartment, September. Honey Bee Carroll’s house in the country, eight days later.
Original Play Comedy

Slightly Married

OpeningOct 25, 1943
ClosingOct 30, 1943
Performances8
Setting: Living Room of the Quin Home in Erie, Pennsylvania
Original Play

Manhattan Nocturne

OpeningOct 26, 1943
ClosingNov 13, 1943
Performances23
Setting: Room in a hotel; Magistrate’s chamber in Felony Court
Original Play

Victory Belles

OpeningOct 26, 1943
ClosingJan 22, 1944
Performances32
Setting: Tarrytown, New York
Original Play

The Petrified Forest

OpeningNov 01, 1943
ClosingNov 06, 1943
Performances8
Setting: The Black Mesa Bar-B-Q, a gas station and lunch room at a lonely crossroads in the eastern Arizona desert.
Revival Play

Outrageous Fortune

OpeningNov 03, 1943
ClosingJan 08, 1944
Performances77
Setting: Living room of the Harris’ shore home near New York
Original Play

Artists and Models [1943]

OpeningNov 05, 1943
ClosingNov 27, 1943
Performances27
Original Musical Revue

Goodbye Again

OpeningNov 09, 1943
ClosingNov 14, 1943
Performances8
Setting: Double Bedroom in the Hotel Statler, Cleveland.
Revival Play

I’ll Take the High Road

OpeningNov 09, 1943
ClosingNov 13, 1943
Performances7
Setting: The Budd Home, Mansondale, Long Island
Original Play

What’s Up

OpeningNov 11, 1943
ClosingJan 04, 1944
Performances63
Setting: The living room, the men’s bedroom, the girls’ bedroom, the rumpus room, Rawa’s bedroom, and the linen closet
Original Musical Comedy

The Innocent Voyage

OpeningNov 15, 1943
ClosingDec 18, 1943
Performances40
Setting: Deck of the Clorinda, the John Dodson, and of British Gunboat
Original Play

Lady, Behave!

OpeningNov 16, 1943
ClosingDec 04, 1943
Performances23
Setting: George Morton’s Apartment, New York City
Original Play

A Connecticut Yankee

OpeningNov 17, 1943
ClosingMar 11, 1944
Performances135
Setting: Hartford and Camelot in 543 A.D.
Revival Musical Comedy

Winged Victory

OpeningNov 20, 1943
ClosingMay 20, 1944
Performances212
Setting: Wartime in Ohio, Oregon, and South Pacific
Original Play Play with music Drama

Get Away Old Man

OpeningNov 24, 1943
ClosingDec 04, 1943
Performances13
Setting: Office of Patrick Hammer
Original Play

Lovers and Friends

OpeningNov 29, 1943
ClosingApr 22, 1944
Performances168
Setting: Regent’s Park, spring, 1918 and 1942; The Boswell’s Drawing Room, May, 1930.
Original Play

Carmen Jones

OpeningDec 02, 1943
ClosingFeb 10, 1945
Performances503
Setting: Chicago, The Present.
Original Musical

The World’s Full of Girls

OpeningDec 06, 1943
ClosingDec 12, 1943
Performances9
Setting: Living Room of the Bridges Family in Brooklyn; Miley’s Room in Greenwich Village
Original Play

The Voice of the Turtle

OpeningDec 08, 1943
ClosingJan 03, 1948
Performances1557
Setting: An apartment in the East Sixties near Third Avenue, New York City. A weekend in early April.
Original Play Comedy

Pillar to Post

OpeningDec 10, 1943
ClosingJan 01, 1944
Performances31
Setting: USO Housing Bureau; Colonial Auto Court; Jean’s and The Otleys’ Cabins
Original Play

Feathers in a Gale

OpeningDec 21, 1943
ClosingDec 25, 1943
Performances7
Setting: The Great Room of Annabelle Hallock’s Home in Sesuit, Cape Cod, June, 1804
Original Play

Listen, Professor

OpeningDec 22, 1943
ClosingJan 15, 1944
Performances29
Setting: Home of Professor Okayemov in Moscow
Original Play

Martha Graham and Company

OpeningDec 26, 1943
ClosingJan 09, 1944
Performances2
Original Special Dance

Doctors Disagree

OpeningDec 28, 1943
ClosingJan 15, 1944
Performances23
Setting: Apt. and office of Dr. Margaret Ferris
Original Play

South Pacific

OpeningDec 29, 1943
ClosingJan 01, 1944
Performances5
Setting: Government Community House, Small Island in the South Pacific.
Original Play

Over 21

OpeningJan 03, 1944
ClosingJul 08, 1944
Performances221
Setting: The living room of 26-D, Palmetto Court, Miami, Florida, summer, 1943.
Original Play

Ramshackle Inn

OpeningJan 05, 1944
ClosingJul 08, 1944
Performances216
Setting: The interior of Ye Olde Colonial Inn, not far from Gloucester.
Original Play Farce Melodrama

Storm Operation

OpeningJan 11, 1944
ClosingJan 29, 1944
Performances23
Setting: An invasion barge somewhere on the Mediterranean
Original Play

Suds in Your Eye

OpeningJan 12, 1944
ClosingFeb 12, 1944
Performances37
Setting: Mrs. Feeley’s Junk Yard, San Diego, California.
Original Play

Jackpot

OpeningJan 13, 1944
ClosingMar 11, 1944
Performances69
Setting: Turtle Beach, South Carolina
Original Musical Comedy

The Duke in Darkness

OpeningJan 24, 1944
ClosingFeb 12, 1944
Performances24
Setting: Room in Chateau Lamorre, France, About 1580
Original Play

The Cherry Orchard

OpeningJan 25, 1944
ClosingApr 15, 1944
Performances96
Setting: Ranevskaya’s estate
Revival Play Comedy

Wallflower

OpeningJan 26, 1944
ClosingJul 08, 1944
Performances192
Setting: Rumpus Room in the Linnet Home, Iron-ville, Ohio
Original Play

Mexican Hayride

OpeningJan 28, 1944
ClosingMar 17, 1945
Performances481
Setting: Various spots in Mexico.
Original Musical Comedy

Decision

OpeningFeb 02, 1944
ClosingJun 17, 1944
Performances160
Setting: High School and the Riggs Home
Original Play Drama

Peepshow

OpeningFeb 03, 1944
ClosingFeb 26, 1944
Performances28
Setting: Jonathan Mallet’s Apartment in New York City
Original Play

Take It as It Comes

OpeningFeb 10, 1944
ClosingFeb 23, 1944
Performances16
Setting: Living Room of the Vlivens, in Wiltonwood, N.J.
Original Play

The Mikado

OpeningFeb 11, 1944
ClosingMar 26, 1944
Performances6
Setting: Courtyard of Ko-Ko’s official residence. Ko-Ko’s garden in Titipu.
Revival Musical Operetta

H.M.S. Pinafore

OpeningFeb 14, 1944
ClosingMar 26, 1944
Performances7
Setting: Quarterdeck of H.M.S. Pinafore off Portsmouth.
Revival Musical Comedy Operetta

Cox and Box

OpeningFeb 17, 1944
ClosingMar 26, 1944
Performances8
Setting: Furnished room in Bouncer’s house, Bloomsbury, London.
Revival Musical Operetta

The Gondoliers

OpeningFeb 21, 1944
ClosingMar 26, 1944
Performances4
Setting: The Piazetta, Venice. Pavilion in the Palace of Barataria.
Revival Musical Operetta

Right Next to Broadway

OpeningFeb 21, 1944
ClosingMar 04, 1944
Performances16
Setting: Office of Lee Winston on Seventh Avenue, New York
Original Play

Iolanthe

OpeningFeb 22, 1944
ClosingMar 26, 1944
Performances6
Setting: An Arcadian Landscape. Palace Yard, Westminster. Between 1700 and 1882.
Revival Musical Operetta

Patience

OpeningFeb 25, 1944
ClosingMar 26, 1944
Performances4
Setting: Exterior of Bunthorne Castle. A glade.
Revival Musical Operetta

Mrs. Kimball Presents

OpeningFeb 29, 1944
ClosingMar 04, 1944
Performances7
Original Play

Thank You, Svoboda

OpeningMar 01, 1944
ClosingMar 04, 1944
Performances6
Original Play

Bright Boy

OpeningMar 02, 1944
ClosingMar 15, 1944
Performances16
Setting: David and Allen’s Room, Brown Hall, Boy’s Prep School; Smoke Hill, Small Hill off Campus.
Original Play Comedy

Ruddigore

OpeningMar 02, 1944
ClosingMar 26, 1944
Performances3
Setting: The fishing village of Rederring, in Cornwall. Picture gallery in Ruddigore Castle. Early in the 19th century.
Revival Musical Operetta

The Yeomen of the Guard

OpeningMar 03, 1944
ClosingMar 26, 1944
Performances1
Setting: Tower Green. 16th Century.
Revival Musical Operetta

Jacobowsky and the Colonel

OpeningMar 14, 1944
ClosingMar 10, 1945
Performances417
Setting: Between Paris and the Atlantic Coast of France. June 13th to June 18th, 1940.
Original Play Comedy

The House in Paris

OpeningMar 20, 1944
ClosingApr 01, 1944
Performances16
Setting: Salon of Madame Fisher’s Home in Paris
Original Play

Mrs. January and Mr. X

OpeningMar 31, 1944
ClosingMay 06, 1944
Performances43
Setting: A small house in a New England town, an afternoon in May.
Original Play Comedy

Only the Heart

OpeningApr 04, 1944
ClosingMay 13, 1944
Performances47
Setting: Living room of Mamie Borden’s House in a Small Town, Richmond, Texas
Original Play

Chicken Every Sunday

OpeningApr 05, 1944
ClosingJan 06, 1945
Setting: Living Room of the Blachman House in Tucson, Arizona, 1916
Original Play

Public Relations

OpeningApr 06, 1944
ClosingApr 29, 1944
Performances28
Setting: Washington D.C; Rome; Berlin; Paris
Original Play

Follow the Girls

OpeningApr 08, 1944
ClosingMay 18, 1946
Performances888
Setting: Great Neck Long Island in August of 1943
Original Musical Comedy

But Not Goodbye

OpeningApr 11, 1944
ClosingApr 29, 1944
Performances23
Setting: Home of the Griggs Family, Somewhere Along hte Coast of New England in Summer of 1910
Original Play

The Searching Wind

OpeningApr 12, 1944
ClosingJan 20, 1945
Performances318
Setting: The drawing-room of the Hazen Home, Washington, D.C. Spring, 1944; a room in the Grand Hotel, Rome, 1922.
Original Play Drama

Pretty Little Parlor

OpeningApr 17, 1944
ClosingApr 22, 1944
Performances8
Setting: In the Hilyards’ Parlor of a Moderately Priced Family Hotel in Small City in U.S, 1905
Original Play

Sheppey

OpeningApr 18, 1944
ClosingMay 06, 1944
Performances23
Setting: Living Room of Sheppey’s House at Camberwell, London
Original Play

Allah Be Praised!

OpeningApr 20, 1944
ClosingMay 06, 1944
Performances20
Setting: New York City, Sultanbad, and Hollywood, California in February of 1948
Original Musical Comedy

Helen Goes to Troy

OpeningApr 24, 1944
ClosingJul 15, 1944
Performances97
Setting: Sparta and Jupiter
Original Play

War President

OpeningApr 24, 1944
ClosingApr 25, 1944
Performances2
Setting: Washington D.C. and Richmond, V.A.
Original Play

Carmen

OpeningApr 26, 1944
ClosingMay 03, 1944
Performances2
Setting: Seville
Revival Musical Opera

La Traviata

OpeningApr 27, 1944
ClosingMay 06, 1944
Setting: Salon in Violetta’s house; Country House near Paris; Salon in Flora Bervoix’ House; Violetta’s Bedroom
Revival Special Opera

A Highland Fling

OpeningApr 28, 1944
ClosingMay 20, 1944
Performances28
Setting: Scotland
Original Play

Aida

OpeningApr 28, 1944
ClosingMay 07, 1944
Performances2
Setting: Hall in King’s Palace at Memphis; Templs of Isis; Hall in Amneris’ Apartment; Gates of Thebes; Shores of the Nile Near Temple of Isis; Outside the Judgement Hall; Vault Beneath the Temple
Revival Special Opera

Faust

OpeningApr 29, 1944
ClosingMay 04, 1944
Performances2
Setting: Nuremberg
Revival Special Opera

Pick-up Girl

OpeningMay 03, 1944
ClosingOct 21, 1944
Performances198
Setting: A Juvenile Court, late afternoon of a day in June.
Original Play

Martha Graham and Company

OpeningMay 07, 1944
ClosingMay 14, 1944
Performances8
Original Special Dance

Hickory Stick

OpeningMay 08, 1944
ClosingMay 13, 1944
Performances8
Original Play

Dream With Music

OpeningMay 18, 1944
ClosingJun 10, 1944
Performances28
Setting: Dinah’s apartment, the Palace of Shariar, Bagdad, Sinbad’s Garden and house, a magic carpet in the clouds, China, and Aladdin’s Palace.
Original Musical Fantasy

Career Angel

OpeningMay 23, 1944
ClosingJun 10, 1944
Performances22
Revival Play

According to Law

OpeningJun 01, 1944
ClosingJun 03, 1944
Performances4
Setting: Courtroom, County Seat.
Revival Play Drama One Act

That Old Devil

OpeningJun 05, 1944
ClosingJun 17, 1944
Performances16
Setting: The Living-room of Jim Blair’s Home, Beechville, Conn. Early September.
Original Play

Slightly Scandalous

OpeningJun 13, 1944
ClosingJun 17, 1944
Performances7
Setting: The drawing room of Frances Stuart’s home, Westchester, N.Y.
Original Play Comedy

For Keeps

OpeningJun 14, 1944
ClosingJul 08, 1944
Performances29
Setting: Paul Vanda’s Apartment-Studio, New York City.
Original Play Comedy

Take a Bow

OpeningJun 15, 1944
ClosingJun 24, 1944
Performances12
Original Musical Revue

Love on Leave

OpeningJun 20, 1944
ClosingJun 24, 1944
Performances7
Setting: The Studio-Living Room of the Wilsons in Astoria; Subway Arcade, Times Square; and a Room in Hotel Esquire.
Original Play Comedy

Hats Off to Ice

OpeningJun 22, 1944
ClosingApr 02, 1946
Performances889
Original Special

Ten Little Indians

OpeningJun 27, 1944
ClosingJun 30, 1945
Performances426
Setting: The living-room of a house on Indian Island, off the coast of Devon, England.
Original Play Mystery

School for Brides

OpeningAug 01, 1944
ClosingJun 23, 1945
Performances375
Setting: The drawing-room of Stephen Garrett’s home on Long Island Sound, and the upstairs bedroom of Garrett’s house.
Original Play

Catherine Was Great

OpeningAug 02, 1944
ClosingJan 13, 1945
Performances191
Setting: Time: the present; and 1762.
Original Play

Good Morning Corporal

OpeningAug 08, 1944
ClosingAug 18, 1944
Performances13
Setting: Dottie Carson’s apartment, New York City. The present.
Original Play

Song of Norway

OpeningAug 21, 1944
ClosingSep 07, 1946
Performances860
Setting: Norway, Copenhagen, and Rome, in the 1860s
Original Musical Operetta

Lower North

OpeningAug 25, 1944
ClosingSep 02, 1944
Performances11
Setting: Upper Deck of Group 1 School Building in a Naval Training Station; The Rendezvous Bar; The Cubicle Called Lower North.
Original Play Comedy

Anna Lucasta

OpeningAug 30, 1944
ClosingNov 30, 1946
Performances957
Setting: The Lucasta living room in Pennsylvania and Noah’s Bar in Brooklyn. Early 1941.
Original Play All Black Cast

Sleep No More

OpeningAug 31, 1944
ClosingSep 04, 1944
Performances7
Setting: George’s Barber Shop and the “new” offices of H. Clifford Gates and Associates.
Original Play Farce

Last Stop

OpeningSep 05, 1944
ClosingSep 23, 1944
Performances23
Setting: In the parlor of an old ladies home. Early October.
Original Play

The Day Will Come

OpeningSep 07, 1944
ClosingSep 23, 1944
Performances20
Setting: In a Russian Isba.
Original Play

Down to Miami

OpeningSep 11, 1944
ClosingSep 16, 1944
Performances8
Setting: In and around the Roney Square Hotel in Miami Beach.
Original Play Comedy

Star Time

OpeningSep 12, 1944
ClosingDec 09, 1944
Performances120
Original Musical Vaudeville

While the Sun Shines

OpeningSep 19, 1944
ClosingOct 21, 1944
Performances39
Setting: In the sitting room of Lord Harpenden’s Chambers in The Albany, London.
Original Play Comedy

The Odds on Mrs. Oakley

OpeningOct 02, 1944
ClosingOct 21, 1944
Performances24
Setting: The Oakley’s apartment and the Turf Club Cocktail Lounge at the race track, New York City. The present.
Original Play Farce

Men to the Sea

OpeningOct 03, 1944
ClosingOct 21, 1944
Performances23
Setting: Christabel’s room in a rooming house in Brooklyn; Hazel’s room; a gun tub on the deck of the destroyer Christabel.
Original Play

Pearl Primus

OpeningOct 04, 1944
ClosingOct 14, 1944
Original Special

Soldier’s Wife

OpeningOct 04, 1944
ClosingMay 12, 1945
Performances253
Setting: The Rogers’ apartment in Manhattan. The present.
Original Play

Bloomer Girl

OpeningOct 05, 1944
ClosingApr 27, 1946
Performances654
Setting: Cicero Falls, a small Eastern Manufacturing Town. Spring. 1861.
Original Musical Comedy

Meet a Body

OpeningOct 16, 1944
ClosingNov 04, 1944
Performances24
Setting: The living room of MacGregor’s mortuary on the Lower East Side of New York.
Original Play

The Visitor

OpeningOct 17, 1944
ClosingNov 04, 1944
Performances23
Setting: The living room of David Cunningham’s house. The present.
Original Play

I Remember Mama

OpeningOct 19, 1944
ClosingJun 29, 1946
Performances713
Setting: In and around the Forbes home on Telegraph Hill in San Francisco. Some years ago.
Original Play Comedy

Violet

OpeningOct 24, 1944
ClosingNov 11, 1944
Performances23
Setting: The living room of Pete Granden’s remodeled farmhouse in Vermont.
Original Play

Snafu

OpeningOct 25, 1944
ClosingMar 10, 1945
Performances158
Setting: The living-room of the Stevens home in southern California.
Original Play

The Perfect Marriage

OpeningOct 26, 1944
ClosingJan 13, 1945
Performances92
Setting: The upstairs sitting-room and bedroom in the home of Mr. and Mrs. Dale Williams in New York City.
Original Play

Ballet International

OpeningOct 30, 1944
ClosingDec 23, 1944
Original Special

No Way Out

OpeningOct 30, 1944
ClosingNov 04, 1944
Performances8
Setting: The living-room of “The Old Trent Mansion” in a large city in northern New York.
Original Play

Embezzled Heaven

OpeningOct 31, 1944
ClosingJan 13, 1945
Performances52
Setting: Teta’s Room, The Argan Castle, near Prague, 1913; The Kitchen, Argan Castle, 1938; The Church Garden, Detva, Moravia; Reception Hall, The Vatican.
Original Play Drama

Harvey

OpeningNov 01, 1944
ClosingJan 15, 1949
Performances1775
Setting: The library of the old Dowd family mansion in a city in the Far West and in a reception room of Chumley’s Rest.
Original Play Comedy

Sleep My Pretty One

OpeningNov 02, 1944
ClosingNov 11, 1944
Performances12
Setting: In a house on Gramercy Park, the living-room and an upstairs sitting-room. During a weekend in the spring of 1944.
Original Play

Robin Hood

OpeningNov 07, 1944
ClosingNov 18, 1944
Performances15
Setting: Nottingham
Revival Musical Operetta

In Bed We Cry

OpeningNov 14, 1944
ClosingDec 23, 1944
Performances47
Setting: Devon Elliott’s office, Devon’s drawing-room, and Kurt’s apartment. Winter and spring of 1941.
Original Play

Sadie Thompson

OpeningNov 16, 1944
ClosingJan 06, 1945
Performances60
Setting: Trader Joe Horn’s Hotel-Store in Pago-Pago, in the South Sease; The Jungle
Original Play Play with music

The Streets Are Guarded

OpeningNov 20, 1944
ClosingDec 09, 1944
Performances24
Setting: The U.S. Naval Hospital at Washington; on an island in the Pacific. The immediate past.
Original Play

The Late George Apley

OpeningNov 21, 1944
ClosingNov 17, 1945
Performances384
Setting: George Apley’s house in Beacon Street, Boston, 1912. Corner of the Berkeley Club, 1924.
Original Play Comedy

Rhapsody

OpeningNov 22, 1944
ClosingDec 02, 1944
Performances14
Setting: Vienna during the Reign of Maria Theresa on the Emperor’s Birthday
Original Musical Operetta

The Man Who Had All the Luck

OpeningNov 23, 1944
ClosingNov 25, 1944
Performances4
Setting: 1938. Midwestern America.
Original Play Drama

Hand in Glove

OpeningDec 04, 1944
ClosingJan 06, 1945
Performances40
Setting: A deserted narrow street in Yorkshire, England; the kitchen in Auntie B’s house. Winter, 1944.
Original Play Thriller

A Bell for Adano

OpeningDec 06, 1944
ClosingOct 27, 1945
Performances296
Setting: The former office of the Mayor in the City Hall of Adano, Sicily. July, 1943.
Original Play Drama

Seven Lively Arts

OpeningDec 07, 1944
ClosingMay 12, 1945
Performances183
Original Musical Revue

Spook Scandals

OpeningDec 08, 1944
ClosingDec 09, 1944
Performances2
Original Special

Dark Hammock

OpeningDec 11, 1944
ClosingDec 12, 1944
Performances2
Setting: Marvin Platt’s farmstead on the Kissimee Prairie, Florida. 1910.
Original Play Melodrama

Dear Ruth

OpeningDec 13, 1944
ClosingJul 27, 1946
Performances680
Setting: The living-room of the Wilkins home, Kew Gardens, Long Island. Late Summer, 1944.
Original Play Comedy

Laffing Room Only

OpeningDec 23, 1944
ClosingJul 14, 1945
Performances232
Original Musical Revue Comedy

Sophie

OpeningDec 25, 1944
ClosingDec 30, 1944
Performances9
Setting: The home of Sophie Halenczik, R.F.D. 4, Ridgetown, Conn.
Original Play Comedy

Tropical Revue

OpeningDec 26, 1944
ClosingJan 1945
Performances24
Original Special

Sing Out, Sweet Land

OpeningDec 27, 1944
ClosingMar 24, 1945
Performances102
Original Musical Revue

On the Town

OpeningDec 28, 1944
ClosingFeb 02, 1946
Performances462
Setting: New York City. 1944 – wartime.
Original Musical Comedy

Trio

OpeningDec 29, 1944
ClosingFeb 24, 1945
Performances67
Setting: Pauline Maury’s apartment and Ray Mackenzie’s apartment.
Original Play

The Hasty Heart

OpeningJan 03, 1945
ClosingJun 30, 1945
Performances204
Setting: Convalescent Ward of British General Hospital behind the Assam-Burma front
Original Play Drama

Many Happy Returns

OpeningJan 05, 1945
ClosingJan 06, 1945
Performances3
Setting: The living-room of Henry Burton’s house in New York; Mrs. Laceby’s apartment. The present.
Original Play Comedy

A Lady Says Yes

OpeningJan 10, 1945
ClosingMar 25, 1945
Performances87
Setting: Venice, China, and Washington D.C. in 1545 and 1945
Original Musical

Good Night, Ladies

OpeningJan 17, 1945
ClosingMar 24, 1945
Performances78
Setting: The Bonner apartment and the Cosmetarium. The present.
Original Play

Rebecca

OpeningJan 18, 1945
ClosingFeb 03, 1945
Performances20
Setting: Southern end of Hall at Manderley, the home of Maxim de Winter, Cornwall, England.
Original Play Drama

A Goose for the Gander

OpeningJan 23, 1945
ClosingFeb 03, 1945
Performances15
Setting: The living-room of David Richardson’s home in Greenwich, Conn. The present.
Original Play Comedy

The Tempest

OpeningJan 25, 1945
ClosingApr 21, 1945
Performances100
Setting: An island.
Revival Play Comedy

Up in Central Park

OpeningJan 27, 1945
ClosingApr 13, 1946
Performances504
Setting: In and Around Central Park
Original Musical Comedy

Alice in Arms

OpeningJan 31, 1945
ClosingFeb 03, 1945
Performances5
Setting: Daisy Madison’s house in Linwood, Pa. October, 1944.
Original Play Comedy

The Overtons

OpeningFeb 06, 1945
ClosingJul 07, 1945
Performances175
Setting: The living-room and bedroom of the Overtons’ home near New York.
Original Play

Hope for the Best

OpeningFeb 07, 1945
ClosingMay 19, 1945
Performances117
Setting: The living-room of Michael’s house in Connecticut.
Original Play

One-Man Show

OpeningFeb 08, 1945
ClosingMar 10, 1945
Performances36
Setting: Garden Gallery, New York City. Spring.
Original Play

The Stranger

OpeningFeb 12, 1945
ClosingFeb 24, 1945
Performances16
Setting: The meeting room of the International Workmen’s Educational Club in London. 1888.
Original Play

Signature

OpeningFeb 14, 1945
ClosingFeb 15, 1945
Performances2
Setting: The conference room in the courthouse of a hill town in Virginia. About 1856.
Original Play

And Be My Love

OpeningFeb 21, 1945
ClosingMar 03, 1945
Performances14
Setting: The sitting-room of Sarah Fenton’s house in Riverhead, Conn. August, 1944.
Original Play Comedy

Calico Wedding

OpeningMar 07, 1945
ClosingMar 10, 1945
Performances5
Setting: A radio listening post in Alaska and two rooms in the Gaylords’ apartment in New York City. Spring 1944 and Spring 1937.
Original Play Comedy

It’s a Gift

OpeningMar 12, 1945
ClosingApr 21, 1945
Performances47
Setting: The home of Professor Hermann in Hazelton, Pennsylvania and a house in Montevideo, Uruguay. 1911
Original Play Comedy

Foolish Notion

OpeningMar 13, 1945
ClosingJun 09, 1945
Performances104
Setting: Jim Hapgood’s house in New York. November 1944.
Original Play Comedy

Dark of the Moon

OpeningMar 14, 1945
ClosingDec 15, 1945
Performances318
Setting: In and around Buck Creek.
Original Play

Happily Ever After

OpeningMar 15, 1945
ClosingMar 24, 1945
Performances12
Setting: The living-room of Parson Homer Whatcoat in a small marrying town in Maryland. Not so long ago.
Original Play

The Deep Mrs. Sykes

OpeningMar 19, 1945
ClosingMay 19, 1945
Performances72
Setting: The living-room of the home of Mr. Sykes; and in the drawing-room at Mrs. Taylor’s.
Original Play Comedy

Kiss Them for Me

OpeningMar 20, 1945
ClosingJun 23, 1945
Performances110
Setting: San Francisco. The St. Mark hotel and a naval hospital.
Original Play Comedy

Sweet Genevieve

OpeningMar 20, 1945
ClosingMar 20, 1945
Performances1
Original Play Comedy

The Firebrand of Florence

OpeningMar 22, 1945
ClosingApr 28, 1945
Performances43
Setting: 1535. Public Square in Florence. The Standards of Florence. Cellini’s workshop. The City gates. The Garden of the Summer Palace. A loggia in the City Palace. Grand Council Chamber of the Palace. The Standards of France. The Palace of the King of France.
Original Musical Comedy

The Barretts of Wimpole Street

OpeningMar 26, 1945
ClosingJun 09, 1945
Performances88
Setting: Elizabeth Barrett’s bed-sitting-room at 50, Wimpole Street, London. 1845.
Revival Play Comedy

Lady in Danger

OpeningMar 29, 1945
ClosingApr 07, 1945
Performances12
Setting: The Seftons’ apartment “Villa Flats”, Melbourne, Australia. During a summer evening.
Original Play Comedy Mystery

The Glass Menagerie

OpeningMar 31, 1945
ClosingAug 03, 1946
Performances563
Setting: An Alley in St. Louis. Now and the Past.
Original Play Drama

A Place of Our Own

OpeningApr 02, 1945
ClosingApr 07, 1945
Performances8
Setting: The town of Calais, Ohio. 1919.
Original Play

Star-Spangled Family

OpeningApr 10, 1945
ClosingApr 13, 1945
Performances5
Setting: Sally Jones’ living-room in a mid-Manhattan apartment.
Original Play Comedy

Carousel

OpeningApr 19, 1945
ClosingMay 24, 1947
Performances890
Setting: New England. 1873 – 1888.
Original Musical Drama

Common Ground

OpeningApr 25, 1945
ClosingJun 23, 1945
Performances69
Setting: Naples immediately before being captured by the Allies.
Original Play

Too Hot for Maneuvers

OpeningMay 02, 1945
ClosingMay 06, 1945
Performances5
Setting: Hadley Military Academy near New York City. Autumn, 1944.
Original Play

Martha Graham

OpeningMay 14, 1945
ClosingMay 19, 1945
Original Special Dance

Blue Holiday

OpeningMay 21, 1945
ClosingMay 26, 1945
Performances8
Original Musical Revue

Foxhole in the Parlor

OpeningMay 23, 1945
ClosingJun 30, 1945
Performances45
Setting: Greenwich Village court-yard, Austen living-room, and Dennis’ cottage. Mid-April, 1945.
Original Play

Memphis Bound!

OpeningMay 24, 1945
ClosingJun 23, 1945
Performances36
Setting: Near Calliboga, Tennessee
Original Musical Comedy

Round Trip

OpeningMay 29, 1945
ClosingJun 02, 1945
Performances7
Setting: The den of the Albright’s home, Ironville, Ohio; and in Clive Delafield’s Apartment, New York City. May, 1945.
Original Play

Hollywood Pinafore

OpeningMay 31, 1945
ClosingJul 14, 1945
Performances52
Setting: The Pinafore Pictures Studio in Hollywood
Original Musical Comedy

Concert Varieties

OpeningJun 01, 1945
ClosingJun 28, 1945
Performances36
Original Musical Vaudeville

Oh, Brother!

OpeningJun 19, 1945
ClosingJul 07, 1945
Performances23
Setting: Study at the Cosgrove Home, Daytona Beach, Florida.
Original Play Comedy

The Wind Is Ninety

OpeningJun 21, 1945
ClosingSep 22, 1945
Performances108
Setting: The front lawn of an America home.
Original Play

As You Like It

OpeningJul 03, 1945
ClosingJul 1945
Performances7
Setting: In the Usurper’s Court and in the Forest of Arden.
Revival Play Comedy

Marinka

OpeningJul 18, 1945
ClosingDec 08, 1945
Performances165
Setting: Austria in 1888-1889
Original Musical Drama Romance

Mr. Strauss Goes to Boston

OpeningSep 06, 1945
ClosingSep 15, 1945
Performances12
Setting: New York City and Boston from June 16 to July 4, 1872
Original Musical Romantic Comedy

A Boy Who Lived Twice

OpeningSep 11, 1945
ClosingSep 22, 1945
Performances15
Setting: Living room of the Hastings Home, Long Island, NY
Original Play

Devils Galore

OpeningSep 12, 1945
ClosingSep 15, 1945
Performances5
Setting: Cecil Brock’s Office on the 34th floor of a fifth avenue skyscraper, New York
Original Play

Make Yourself at Home

OpeningSep 13, 1945
ClosingSep 15, 1945
Performances4
Setting: Living room of Mona Gilbert’s New York apartment
Original Play

The Ryan Girl

OpeningSep 24, 1945
ClosingNov 03, 1945
Performances48
Setting: Venetia Ryan’s apartment, New York City
Original Play

You Touched Me

OpeningSep 25, 1945
ClosingJan 05, 1946
Performances109
Setting: A house in rural England in the Spring of 1943.
Original Play Romantic Comedy

Deep Are the Roots

OpeningSep 26, 1945
ClosingNov 16, 1946
Performances477
Setting: The living room of the Langdon home on the outskirts of a small town in the Deep South in the Spring of 1945.
Original Play Drama

Carib Song

OpeningSep 27, 1945
ClosingOct 27, 1945
Performances36
Setting: A West Indian Village
Original Musical

Live Life Again

OpeningSep 29, 1945
ClosingOct 01, 1945
Performances2
Original Play

Polonaise

OpeningOct 06, 1945
ClosingJan 12, 1946
Performances113
Setting: West Point in 1783, New York, Crawcow, Poland, The Manor House, The Hayfield, The Royal Palace in Warsaw, The Battle of Macijowice, Volkoff’s Headquarters, and Philadelphia
Original Musical

Therese

OpeningOct 09, 1945
ClosingDec 31, 1945
Performances96
Setting: A living-room above a milliner’s shop in the Pont Neuf District in Paris. 1875-1876.
Original Play Drama

The Red Mill

OpeningOct 16, 1945
ClosingJan 18, 1947
Performances531
Setting: Katwyk-ann-Zee, Holland. About 1900.
Revival Musical

The Assassin

OpeningOct 17, 1945
ClosingOct 27, 1945
Performances13
Original Play

Beggars Are Coming to Town

OpeningOct 27, 1945
ClosingNov 17, 1945
Performances25
Original Play

The Next Half Hour

OpeningOct 29, 1945
ClosingNov 03, 1945
Performances8
Setting: Living room of the home of Margaret Brennan in early April 1931 in an American city.
Original Play Drama

The Secret Room

OpeningNov 07, 1945
ClosingNov 24, 1945
Performances21
Original Play Thriller

The Girl From Nantucket

OpeningNov 08, 1945
ClosingNov 17, 1945
Performances12
Setting: New York City and Nantucket
Original Musical Comedy

The Rich Full Life

OpeningNov 09, 1945
ClosingDec 01, 1945
Performances27
Original Play

Are You With It?

OpeningNov 10, 1945
ClosingJun 29, 1946
Performances264
Setting: Hartford, Connecticut
Original Musical Comedy

The Rugged Path

OpeningNov 10, 1945
ClosingJan 19, 1946
Performances81
Original Play

Skydrift

OpeningNov 13, 1945
ClosingNov 17, 1945
Performances7
Original Play

State of the Union

OpeningNov 14, 1945
ClosingSep 13, 1947
Performances765
Setting: Study and bedroom in James Conover’s home in Washington, D.C.; living-room of a suite in the Book-Cadillac Hotel, Detroit. Present.
Original Play Comedy

A Sound of Hunting

OpeningNov 20, 1945
ClosingDec 08, 1945
Performances23
Original Play

Marriage Is for Single People

OpeningNov 21, 1945
ClosingNov 24, 1945
Performances6
Original Play

The Day Before Spring

OpeningNov 22, 1945
ClosingApr 13, 1946
Performances167
Setting: The Townsends’ apartment, New York City; various places in Harrison. Twenty-four hours on a day — and night — in June.
Original Musical

The Mermaids Singing

OpeningNov 28, 1945
ClosingJan 12, 1946
Performances53
Original Play

Strange Fruit

OpeningNov 29, 1945
ClosingJan 19, 1946
Performances60
Original Play

The French Touch

OpeningDec 08, 1945
ClosingJan 05, 1946
Performances33
Setting: The Theatre Roublard in Paris, Spring of 1943
Original Play

Brighten the Corner

OpeningDec 12, 1945
ClosingJan 05, 1946
Performances29
Original Play

Hamlet

OpeningDec 13, 1945
ClosingApr 08, 1946
Performances131
Setting: In and around Elsinore Castle in Denmark
Revival Play Tragedy

Dream Girl

OpeningDec 14, 1945
ClosingDec 14, 1946
Performances348
Setting: A Spring day between 8 am and 4 am the next day
Original Play Comedy

Oedipus Rex

OpeningDec 16, 1945
ClosingDec 1945
Performances2
Setting: In front of the palace of King Oedipus in Thebes.
Revival Play Tragedy

Billion Dollar Baby

OpeningDec 21, 1945
ClosingJun 29, 1946
Performances220
Setting: 1928 – 1929. Staten Island and Atlantic City
Original Musical Comedy

Dunnigan’s Daughter

OpeningDec 26, 1945
ClosingJan 26, 1946
Performances38
Original Play

Pygmalion

OpeningDec 26, 1945
ClosingJun 01, 1946
Performances179
Setting: Covent Garden at 11:15 PM. Higgins’ laboratory in Wimpole Street. Drawing room.
Revival Play Comedy

Home of the Brave

OpeningDec 27, 1945
ClosingFeb 23, 1946
Performances69
Original Play Drama

The Mayor of Zalemea

OpeningDec 27, 1945
ClosingDec 1945
Performances2
Original Play

Show Boat

OpeningJan 05, 1946
ClosingJan 04, 1947
Performances418
Setting: Natchez, on the Mississippi River, on the Cotton Blossom, and Chicago. 1887-1927.
Revival Musical Drama

A Joy Forever

OpeningJan 07, 1946
ClosingJan 19, 1946
Performances16
Original Play

The Would-Be Gentleman

OpeningJan 09, 1946
ClosingMar 16, 1946
Performances77
Setting: At M. Jourdain’s House
Revival Play

The Winter’s Tale

OpeningJan 15, 1946
ClosingFeb 16, 1946
Performances39
Revival Play Comedy

Martha Graham

OpeningJan 21, 1946
ClosingFeb 1946
Performances16
Original Special Dance

Nellie Bly

OpeningJan 21, 1946
ClosingFeb 02, 1946
Performances16
Original Musical

The Magnificent Yankee

OpeningJan 22, 1946
ClosingJun 08, 1946
Performances159
Setting: The library of Mr. Justice Holmes.
Original Play

O Mistress Mine

OpeningJan 23, 1946
ClosingMay 31, 1947
Performances482
Setting: A house in Westminster, London, 1944.
Original Play Comedy

Born Yesterday

OpeningFeb 04, 1946
ClosingDec 31, 1949
Performances1642
Setting: Washington, DC. September 1945.
Original Play Comedy

January Thaw

OpeningFeb 04, 1946
ClosingMar 16, 1946
Performances48
Original Play

Apple of His Eye

OpeningFeb 05, 1946
ClosingMay 18, 1946
Performances118
Setting: Sam Stover’s Maple Lawn Farm, Highland Township, Montgomery County, Indiana.
Original Play Comedy

Lute Song

OpeningFeb 06, 1946
ClosingJun 08, 1946
Performances142
Original Musical

The Duchess Misbehaves

OpeningFeb 13, 1946
ClosingFeb 16, 1946
Performances5
Original Musical

Antigone

OpeningFeb 18, 1946
ClosingMay 04, 1946
Performances64
Original Play Tragedy

Jeb

OpeningFeb 21, 1946
ClosingFeb 28, 1946
Performances9
Original Play

Truckline Cafe

OpeningFeb 27, 1946
ClosingMar 09, 1946
Performances13
Original Play

This, Too, Shall Pass

OpeningApr 30, 1946
ClosingJun 22, 1946
Performances63
Original Play

King Henry IV, Part I

OpeningMay 06, 1946
ClosingJun 22, 1946
Performances8
Setting: England and Wales
Revival Play History

King Henry IV, Part II

OpeningMay 07, 1946
ClosingJun 22, 1946
Performances9
Setting: England in the 15th Century
Revival Play History

On Whitman Avenue

OpeningMay 08, 1946
ClosingSep 14, 1946
Performances150
Setting: The Tildens’ home in Lawndale, a suburban development in the Mid-West. September, 1945.
Original Play Drama

Uncle Vanya

OpeningMay 13, 1946
ClosingJun 22, 1946
Performances5
Setting: A Russian country estate. Mid-July through late September, 1899.
Revival Play Drama

Swan Song

OpeningMay 15, 1946
ClosingSep 28, 1946
Performances22
Original Play

Annie Get Your Gun

OpeningMay 16, 1946
ClosingFeb 12, 1949
Performances1147
Original Musical Comedy

The Critic

OpeningMay 20, 1946
ClosingJun 22, 1946
Setting: Mr. Dangle’s house. Drury Lane Theatre. 1799.
Revival Play Comedy

Oedipus Rex

OpeningMay 20, 1946
ClosingJun 22, 1946
Performances15
Setting: In front of the palace of King Oedipus in Thebes.
Revival Play Tragedy

Around the World

OpeningMay 31, 1946
ClosingAug 03, 1946
Performances75
Original Musical Extravaganza

Second Best Bed

OpeningJun 03, 1946
ClosingJun 08, 1946
Performances8
Original Play Comedy

The Dancer

OpeningJun 05, 1946
ClosingJun 08, 1946
Performances5
Revival Play Melodrama

Icetime

OpeningJun 20, 1946
ClosingApr 12, 1947
Performances405
Original Special

Tidbits of 1946

OpeningJul 08, 1946
ClosingJul 13, 1946
Performances8
Original Musical Revue Vaudeville

Maid in the Ozarks

OpeningJul 15, 1946
ClosingSep 28, 1946
Performances103
Original Play Farce

The Front Page

OpeningSep 04, 1946
ClosingNov 09, 1946
Performances79
Setting: The Press Room of the Criminal Courts Building in Chicago. 1928.
Revival Play Comedy

A Flag Is Born

OpeningSep 05, 1946
ClosingDec 14, 1946
Performances120
Original Play

Yours Is My Heart

OpeningSep 05, 1946
ClosingOct 05, 1946
Performances36
Original Musical Operetta

Gypsy Lady

OpeningSep 17, 1946
ClosingNov 23, 1946
Performances79
Original Musical Operetta

Hidden Horizon

OpeningSep 19, 1946
ClosingSep 28, 1946
Performances12
Setting: Egypt, on the Nile.
Original Play Drama Mystery

The Bees and the Flowers

OpeningSep 26, 1946
ClosingOct 19, 1946
Performances28
Original Play

Interplay

OpeningSep 30, 1946
ClosingNov 09, 1946
Revival Special Ballet Dance

Obsession

OpeningOct 01, 1946
ClosingOct 26, 1946
Performances31
Original Play Drama

Hear That Trumpet

OpeningOct 07, 1946
ClosingOct 12, 1946
Performances8
Setting: Dinger’s and Floyd’s rooms in Chicago
Original Play Drama

Cyrano de Bergerac

OpeningOct 08, 1946
ClosingMar 22, 1947
Performances193
Setting: Hotel de Bourgogne, Paris. Ragueneau’s pastry shop. Courtyard outside Roxanne’s house. Battlefield at the siege of Arras. Garden of a convent. 1640 – 1655.
Revival Play Drama

The Iceman Cometh

OpeningOct 09, 1946
ClosingMar 15, 1947
Performances136
Setting: Downtown West Side of New York City. Harry Hope’s bar. 1912
Original Play Drama

Mr. Peebles and Mr. Hooker

OpeningOct 10, 1946
ClosingOct 12, 1946
Performances4
Original Play Comedy

Lady Windermere’s Fan

OpeningOct 14, 1946
ClosingApr 26, 1947
Performances228
Setting: Morning-room of Lord Windermere’s house in Carleton Terrace, London. Drawing room in Lord Windermere’s house. Lord Darlington’s rooms.
Revival Play Comedy

The Duchess of Malfi

OpeningOct 15, 1946
ClosingNov 16, 1946
Performances38
Setting: The action takes place in Italy, early in the sixteenth century at Malfi, Rome, Ancona and elsewhere.
Original Play Tragedy

Loco

OpeningOct 16, 1946
ClosingNov 16, 1946
Performances37
Original Play Comedy

Lysistrata

OpeningOct 17, 1946
ClosingOct 19, 1946
Performances4
Setting: The Acropolis in Athens, 411 B.C.
Revival Play All Black Cast Comedy

Made in Heaven

OpeningOct 24, 1946
ClosingJan 11, 1947
Performances92
Original Play Comedy

The Playboy of the Western World

OpeningOct 26, 1946
ClosingJan 04, 1947
Performances81
Setting: Flaherty’s Public House near village on wild coast of County Mayo, Ireland
Revival Play Comedy

Present Laughter

OpeningOct 29, 1946
ClosingMar 15, 1947
Performances158
Setting: Garry Essendine’s studio in London. Spring 1939.
Original Play Comedy

Happy Birthday

OpeningOct 31, 1946
ClosingMar 13, 1948
Performances563
Setting: Jersey Mecca Cocktail Bar in Newark, New Jersey.
Original Play Comedy

Park Avenue

OpeningNov 04, 1946
ClosingJan 04, 1947
Performances72
Original Musical Comedy

King Henry VIII

OpeningNov 06, 1946
ClosingFeb 21, 1947
Performances40
Setting: England. 1521 to 1533.
Revival Play History

Bal Negre

OpeningNov 07, 1946
ClosingDec 22, 1946
Performances52
Original Special Dance Revue

What Every Woman Knows

OpeningNov 08, 1946
ClosingFeb 15, 1947
Performances21
Setting: The Wylie house in the village of Pans, Scotland; A Barber Shop, Glasgow; the Shand house in London; The Comtesse’s cottage in Surrey.
Revival Play Comedy

John Gabriel Borkman

OpeningNov 12, 1946
ClosingFeb 19, 1947
Performances21
Setting: The Rentheim family mansion outside the Norwegian capital. A winter evening in the late 1890s.
Revival Play Drama

The Haven

OpeningNov 13, 1946
ClosingNov 16, 1946
Performances5
Original Play Drama

Joan of Lorraine

OpeningNov 18, 1946
ClosingMay 10, 1947
Performances199
Setting: The stage of a theatre.
Original Play Drama History

The Fatal Weakness

OpeningNov 19, 1946
ClosingMar 01, 1947
Performances119
Original Play Comedy

Another Part of the Forest

OpeningNov 20, 1946
ClosingApr 26, 1947
Performances182
Setting: June 1880. The Alabama town of Snowden. The side terrace and the living room of the Hubbard house.
Original Play Drama

No Exit

OpeningNov 26, 1946
ClosingDec 21, 1946
Performances31
Original Play Drama

A Family Affair

OpeningNov 27, 1946
ClosingNov 30, 1946
Performances6
Original Play Comedy

Christopher Blake

OpeningNov 30, 1946
ClosingMar 08, 1947
Performances114
Original Play Drama

Years Ago

OpeningDec 03, 1946
ClosingMay 31, 1947
Performances206
Setting: Sitting room, 14 Elmwood Ave., Wollaston, Mass.
Original Play Comedy

If the Shoe Fits

OpeningDec 05, 1946
ClosingDec 21, 1946
Performances21
Original Musical Comedy

Land’s End

OpeningDec 11, 1946
ClosingDec 14, 1946
Performances5
Setting: St. Ives, Cornwall, England.
Original Play Drama

Ruth Mata, Eugene Hari

OpeningDec 11, 1946
ClosingApr 13, 1947
Performances2
Original Special Dance

Androcles and the Lion

OpeningDec 19, 1946
ClosingFeb 22, 1947
Performances40
Setting: A jungle; the outskirts of Rome; the Coliseum and Arena in Rome.
Revival Play Comedy

Burlesque

OpeningDec 25, 1946
ClosingJan 10, 1948
Performances439
Setting: A Basement Dressing-room in a Mid-West Burlesque Theatre, the Living-room of a New York Hotel Suite, and the Stage of the Star Theatre, Paterson, N.J.
Revival Play Comedy

Lovely Me

OpeningDec 25, 1946
ClosingJan 25, 1947
Performances37
Setting: The living room of Natasha Smith’s Hotel Apartment on Central Park South, New York City
Original Play Comedy

Wonderful Journey

OpeningDec 25, 1946
ClosingJan 01, 1947
Performances9
Original Play Comedy

Beggar’s Holiday

OpeningDec 26, 1946
ClosingMar 29, 1947
Performances111
Original Musical

Toplitzky of Notre Dame

OpeningDec 26, 1946
ClosingFeb 15, 1947
Performances60
Original Musical Comedy

Temper the Wind

OpeningDec 27, 1946
ClosingJan 25, 1947
Performances35
Original Play Drama

Love Goes to Press

OpeningJan 01, 1947
ClosingJan 04, 1947
Performances5
Original Play Comedy

Jose Limon

OpeningJan 05, 1947
ClosingClosing date unknown
Original Special Dance

The Big Two

OpeningJan 08, 1947
ClosingJan 25, 1947
Performances21
Original Play Comedy

Street Scene

OpeningJan 09, 1947
ClosingMay 17, 1947
Performances148
Setting: A sidewalk in New York City.
Original Musical Drama

Finian’s Rainbow

OpeningJan 10, 1947
ClosingOct 02, 1948
Performances725
Setting: Rainbow Valley, Missitucky.
Original Musical Comedy

Ruth Draper

OpeningJan 12, 1947
ClosingFeb 23, 1947
Performances42
Original Special Sketches

Little A

OpeningJan 15, 1947
ClosingFeb 01, 1947
Performances21
Original Play Drama

Sweethearts

OpeningJan 21, 1947
ClosingSep 27, 1947
Performances288
Setting: Zilania.
Revival Musical Comedy

All My Sons

OpeningJan 29, 1947
ClosingNov 08, 1947
Performances328
Original Play Drama

It Takes Two

OpeningFeb 03, 1947
ClosingFeb 08, 1947
Performances8
Original Play Comedy

John Loves Mary

OpeningFeb 04, 1947
ClosingFeb 07, 1948
Performances423
Setting: Living Room of apartment of Senator James McKinley, in the St. Regis Hotel, New York.
Original Play Comedy Farce

The Story of Mary Surratt

OpeningFeb 08, 1947
ClosingFeb 15, 1947
Performances11
Setting: The living-room of Mary Surratt’s boarding house. Washington, D.C., 1865. An improvised courtroom in the old penitentiary building.
Original Play Drama

The Wanhope Building

OpeningFeb 09, 1947
ClosingFeb 16, 1947
Performances5
Setting: Michael’s Bar and Wanhope Building
Original Play Fantasy

Craig’s Wife

OpeningFeb 12, 1947
ClosingApr 12, 1947
Performances69
Setting: A room in Craig’s house
Revival Play Drama

King Lear

OpeningFeb 18, 1947
ClosingMar 08, 1947
Performances8
Setting: England
Revival Play Tragedy

As You Like It

OpeningFeb 20, 1947
ClosingMar 08, 1947
Performances4
Setting: In the Usurper’s Court and in the Forest of Arden.
Revival Play Comedy

The Merchant of Venice

OpeningFeb 22, 1947
ClosingMar 06, 1947
Performances6
Setting: Venice and on the Belmont.
Revival Play Comedy

O’Daniel

OpeningFeb 23, 1947
ClosingMar 02, 1947
Performances5
Original Play Drama

Martha Graham

OpeningFeb 24, 1947
ClosingClosing date unknown
Original Special Dance

Volpone

OpeningFeb 24, 1947
ClosingMar 06, 1947
Performances3
Setting: Venice at the time of the Renaissance
Revival Play Comedy

Hamlet

OpeningFeb 26, 1947
ClosingMar 07, 1947
Performances2
Setting: In and around Elsinore Castle in Denmark
Revival Play Tragedy

Yellow Jack

OpeningFeb 27, 1947
ClosingMar 15, 1947
Performances21
Setting: New York today, London in January of 1929, West Africa in June of 1927, Cuba in 1900, and London in September of 1929
Revival Play Drama History

Evening in Cathay

OpeningMar 02, 1947
ClosingMar 02, 1947
Performances1
Original Special

The Importance of Being Earnest

OpeningMar 03, 1947
ClosingMay 10, 1947
Performances81
Setting: Algernon Moncrieff’s rooms in Picadilly. The garden at the Manor House, Woolton. Morning-room at the Manor House, Woolton.
Revival Play Comedy

Parlor Story

OpeningMar 04, 1947
ClosingMar 22, 1947
Performances23
Original Play Comedy

The Mystery of Theodosia Burr

OpeningMar 09, 1947
ClosingClosing date unknown
Original Play Solo

As We Forgive Our Debtors

OpeningMar 09, 1947
ClosingMar 16, 1947
Performances5
Original Play Drama

Maurice Chevalier

OpeningMar 10, 1947
ClosingApr 19, 1947
Performances46
Original Special Concert

The Chocolate Soldier

OpeningMar 12, 1947
ClosingMay 10, 1947
Performances69
Setting: 1885, near the Dragoman Pass, Bulgaria
Revival Musical Operetta

Brigadoon

OpeningMar 13, 1947
ClosingJul 31, 1948
Performances581
Setting: The Scottish Highlands and New York City
Original Musical Comedy

The Eagle Has Two Heads

OpeningMar 19, 1947
ClosingApr 12, 1947
Performances29
Setting: The Queen’s Bedroom and Library.
Original Play Melodrama

Bathsheba

OpeningMar 26, 1947
ClosingApr 19, 1947
Performances29
Original Play Drama

The Whole World Over

OpeningMar 27, 1947
ClosingJun 21, 1947
Performances100
Original Play Comedy

The Great Campaign

OpeningMar 30, 1947
ClosingApr 07, 1947
Performances5
Original Play Drama

Tenting Tonight

OpeningApr 02, 1947
ClosingMay 10, 1947
Performances46
Original Play Comedy

Barefoot Boy With Cheek

OpeningApr 03, 1947
ClosingJul 05, 1947
Performances108
Setting: The Campus of the University of Minnesota.
Original Musical Comedy

Alice in Wonderland

OpeningApr 05, 1947
ClosingJun 28, 1947
Performances100
Setting: Wonderland
Revival Play Fantasy Play with music

Virginia Reel

OpeningApr 13, 1947
ClosingApr 20, 1947
Performances5
Original Play Comedy

Message for Margaret

OpeningApr 16, 1947
ClosingApr 19, 1947
Performances5
Original Play Drama

The Flies

OpeningApr 17, 1947
ClosingMay 1947
Performances21
Original Play

Barbara

OpeningApr 20, 1947
ClosingClosing date unknown
Original Special Dance

Miracle in the Mountains

OpeningApr 25, 1947
ClosingApr 26, 1947
Performances3
Original Play

A Young Man’s Fancy

OpeningApr 29, 1947
ClosingFeb 14, 1948
Performances335
Setting: In a boys’ bunkhouse at Camp Freedom in Connecticut
Revival Play Comedy

The Telephone

OpeningMay 01, 1947
ClosingNov 01, 1947
Performances212
Original Musical

Heads or Tails

OpeningMay 02, 1947
ClosingMay 31, 1947
Performances35
Original Play Comedy

Portrait in Black

OpeningMay 14, 1947
ClosingJul 05, 1947
Performances61
Original Play Drama

Love for Love

OpeningMay 26, 1947
ClosingJul 05, 1947
Performances48
Setting: London, 1695. Valentine’s Lodgings and Foresight’s House.
Revival Play Comedy

Nataraj Vashi, Pra-Veena

OpeningMay 26, 1947
ClosingClosing date unknown
Original Special Dance

Icetime of 1948

OpeningMay 28, 1947
ClosingApr 03, 1948
Performances422
Original Special Revue

Louisiana Lady

OpeningJun 02, 1947
ClosingJun 04, 1947
Performances4
Original Musical Comedy

Open House

OpeningJun 03, 1947
ClosingJun 07, 1947
Performances7
Original Play Comedy

Laura

OpeningJun 26, 1947
ClosingAug 02, 1947
Performances44
Setting: Living Room of Laura Hunt’s Apartment in New York City.
Original Play Drama

The Magic Touch

OpeningSep 03, 1947
ClosingSep 13, 1947
Performances12
Original Play Comedy

Anna Lucasta

OpeningSep 22, 1947
ClosingOct 18, 1947
Performances32
Setting: The Lucasta living room in Pennsylvania and Noah’s Bar in Brooklyn. Early 1941.
Revival Play

I Gotta Get Out

OpeningSep 25, 1947
ClosingSep 27, 1947
Performances4
Original Play Comedy

Our Lan’

OpeningSep 27, 1947
ClosingNov 01, 1947
Performances41
Original Play

The Heiress

OpeningSep 29, 1947
ClosingSep 18, 1948
Performances410
Setting: The front parlor of Doctor Sloper’s house in Washington Square. 1850.
Original Play Drama

How I Wonder

OpeningSep 30, 1947
ClosingNov 22, 1947
Performances63
Setting: The roof-top of the home of Professor Lemuel Stevenson.
Original Play

Command Decision

OpeningOct 01, 1947
ClosingSep 18, 1948
Performances409
Setting: The office of Brigadier General KC. Dennis at the Headquarters of the 5th American Bombardment Division, Heavy, in England.
Original Play

Music in My Heart

OpeningOct 02, 1947
ClosingJan 24, 1948
Performances124
Original Musical

Under the Counter

OpeningOct 03, 1947
ClosingOct 25, 1947
Performances27
Original Musical Comedy

Dear Judas

OpeningOct 05, 1947
ClosingOct 18, 1947
Performances17
Original Play Drama

Duet for Two Hands

OpeningOct 07, 1947
ClosingOct 11, 1947
Performances7
Original Play Drama

Man and Superman

OpeningOct 08, 1947
ClosingJun 19, 1948
Performances295
Setting: England, Sierra Nevada, Granada. 1905.
Revival Play Comedy

High Button Shoes

OpeningOct 09, 1947
ClosingJul 02, 1949
Performances727
Setting: New Brunswick, New Jersey. Atlantic City.
Original Musical Comedy

Angel in the Wings

OpeningDec 11, 1947
ClosingSep 04, 1948
Performances308
Original Musical Revue

Crime and Punishment

OpeningDec 22, 1947
ClosingJan 24, 1948
Performances40
Setting: A lodging house in St. Petersburg. Summer of 1860.
Revival Play Drama

The Cradle Will Rock

OpeningDec 26, 1947
ClosingFeb 07, 1948
Performances34
Setting: Steeltown, U.S.A. During a Union Drive.
Revival Musical

Topaze

OpeningDec 27, 1947
ClosingDec 27, 1947
Performances1
Setting: The Pension Muche, the home of Suzy Courtois, and the office of M. Castel-Benac
Revival Play Comedy

Ruth Draper

OpeningDec 28, 1947
ClosingFeb 01, 1948
Performances27
Original Special Sketches

The Mikado

OpeningDec 29, 1947
ClosingApr 24, 1948
Performances40
Setting: Courtyard of Ko-Ko’s official residence. Ko-Ko’s garden in Titipu.
Revival Musical Operetta

Lament for Ignacio Sanches Mejias

OpeningJan 04, 1948
ClosingClosing date unknown
Original Special Dance

Skipper Next to God

OpeningJan 04, 1948
ClosingMar 27, 1948
Performances93
Setting: The Captain’s cabin of the steamship “The Young Nelly” as the ship is lying in a South American port and just off the United States coast, 1938.
Original Play

The Pirates of Penzance

OpeningJan 05, 1948
ClosingMar 13, 1948
Performances16
Setting: A rocky seashore on the coast of Cornwall. A ruined chapel by moonlight.
Revival Musical Comedy Operetta

Iva Kitchell

OpeningJan 11, 1948
ClosingClosing date unknown
Original Special Dance

Harvest of Years

OpeningJan 12, 1948
ClosingJan 24, 1948
Performances16
Original Play

Iolanthe

OpeningJan 12, 1948
ClosingApr 03, 1948
Performances16
Setting: An Arcadian Landscape. Palace Yard, Westminster. Between 1700 and 1882.
Revival Musical Operetta

Power Without Glory

OpeningJan 13, 1948
ClosingFeb 07, 1948
Performances31
Original Play

Strange Bedfellows

OpeningJan 14, 1948
ClosingJul 31, 1948
Performances229
Original Play Comedy

Make Mine Manhattan

OpeningJan 15, 1948
ClosingJan 08, 1949
Performances429
Original Musical Revue

The Men We Marry

OpeningJan 16, 1948
ClosingJan 17, 1948
Performances3
Original Play

Cox and Box

OpeningJan 19, 1948
ClosingFeb 28, 1948
Performances16
Setting: Furnished room in Bouncer’s house, Bloomsbury, London.
Revival Musical Operetta

The Survivors

OpeningJan 19, 1948
ClosingJan 24, 1948
Performances8
Setting: Decker City, Missouri. Summer, 1865.
Original Play

The Gondoliers

OpeningJan 26, 1948
ClosingMar 06, 1948
Performances16
Setting: The Piazetta, Venice. Pavilion in the Palace of Barataria.
Revival Musical Operetta

The Last Dance

OpeningJan 27, 1948
ClosingJan 31, 1948
Performances7
Original Play

Look, Ma, I’m Dancin’!

OpeningJan 29, 1948
ClosingJul 10, 1948
Performances188
Original Musical

The Yeomen of the Guard

OpeningFeb 02, 1948
ClosingMar 27, 1948
Performances16
Setting: Tower Green. 16th Century.
Revival Musical Operetta

Kathleen

OpeningFeb 03, 1948
ClosingFeb 10, 1948
Performances7
Original Play

A Long Way From Home

OpeningFeb 08, 1948
ClosingFeb 15, 1948
Performances6
Original Play

Patience

OpeningFeb 09, 1948
ClosingMar 20, 1948
Performances16
Setting: Exterior of Bunthorne Castle. A glade.
Revival Musical Operetta

John Bull’s Other Island

OpeningFeb 10, 1948
ClosingFeb 14, 1948
Performances8
Revival Play

Doctor Social

OpeningFeb 11, 1948
ClosingFeb 14, 1948
Performances5
Original Play

Ghosts

OpeningFeb 16, 1948
ClosingFeb 21, 1948
Performances9
Setting: Mrs. Alving’s country house, beside one of the large fjords in Western Norway.
Revival Play Drama

Martha Graham

OpeningFeb 17, 1948
ClosingFeb 29, 1948
Original Special Dance

The Old Lady Says “No!”

OpeningFeb 17, 1948
ClosingFeb 22, 1948
Performances8
Original Play

Mister Roberts

OpeningFeb 18, 1948
ClosingJan 06, 1951
Performances1157
Setting: Aboard the U.S. Navy Cargo Ship, AK 601, operating in the back areas of the Pacific. A few weeks before VE Day until a few weeks before VJ Day.
Original Play

Family Album

OpeningFeb 20, 1948
ClosingMar 13, 1948
Performances26
Setting: The Drawing Room of the Featherways’ House in Kent in the Autumn in the Year 1860.
Revival Play Comedy Play with music One Act

Hedda Gabler

OpeningFeb 24, 1948
ClosingMar 06, 1948
Performances15
Setting: The home of George and Hedda Tesman, Christiania, Norway, near the turn of the twentieth century.
Revival Play Drama

Where Stars Walk

OpeningFeb 24, 1948
ClosingMar 06, 1948
Performances14
Original Play Comedy

Emlyn Williams as Charles Dickens

OpeningApr 20, 1953
ClosingMay 09, 1953
Performances24
Revival Play Solo

Don Juan Tenorio

OpeningNov 19, 1953
ClosingDec 12, 1953
Performances31
Revival Play

El Alcalde de Zalamea

OpeningNov 19, 1953
ClosingDec 12, 1953
Performances31
Revival Play

La Vida es Sueño

OpeningNov 19, 1953
ClosingDec 12, 1953
Performances31
Original Play

Reinar Duspués de Morir

OpeningNov 19, 1953
ClosingDec 12, 1953
Performances31
Original Play

El Cardenal

OpeningNov 19, 1953
ClosingDec 12, 1953
Performances31
Revival Play

Cyrano de Bergerac

OpeningNov 19, 1953
ClosingDec 12, 1953
Performances31
Setting: Hotel de Bourgogne, Paris. Ragueneau’s pastry shop. Courtyard outside Roxanne’s house. Battlefield at the siege of Arras. Garden of a convent. 1640 – 1655.
Revival Play Drama

La Otra Honra

OpeningNov 19, 1953
ClosingDec 12, 1953
Performances31
Original Play

The Azuma Kabuki Dancers and Musicians

OpeningFeb 22, 1954
ClosingMar 21, 1954
Performances32
Original Special Dance Kabuki Sketches

A Midsummer Night’s Dream

OpeningSep 21, 1954
ClosingOct 17, 1954
Performances29
Setting: Athens, and a wood near it.
Revival Play Comedy

Once Over Lightly

OpeningMar 1955
ClosingClosing date unknown
Revival Musical

The Changeling

OpeningOct 29, 1964
ClosingDec 23, 1964
Performances32
Setting: Alicant, a Valencian seaport on the east coast of Spain; near the harbor of the city; in the rooms of Vermandero’s castle; in the madhouse of Alibius. The seventeenth century.
Original Play

Incident at Vichy

OpeningDec 03, 1964
ClosingMay 07, 1965
Performances99
Setting: September 1942. A detention room in Vichy, France.
Original Play Drama

Tartuffe

OpeningJan 14, 1965
ClosingMay 22, 1965
Performances74
Setting: Orgon’s home in 17th century Paris.
Original Play Comedy Farce

Man of La Mancha

OpeningNov 22, 1965
ClosingJun 26, 1971
Performances2328
Setting: A dungeon in Seville, at the end of the 16th century and various places in the imagination of Miguel de Cervantes.
Original Musical Drama

Rachael Lily Rosenbloom and Don’t You Ever Forget It

OpeningNever Officially Opened
ClosingDec 01, 1973
Performances0
Original Musical

Truckload

OpeningNever Officially Opened
ClosingSep 11, 1975
Performances0
Setting: An open road
Original Musical

Me Jack, You Jill

OpeningNever Officially Opened
ClosingMar 14, 1976
Performances0
Setting: The empty stage of a Broadway Theatre. The present.
Original Play Mystery

Béjart: Ballet of the Twentieth Century

OpeningMar 22, 1977
ClosingApr 03, 1977
Original Special Ballet

One Night Stand

OpeningNever Officially Opened
ClosingOct 25, 1980
Performances0
Setting: The present, 8 to 10:30 PM. The bare stage of the Nederlander Theatre between bookings.
Original Musical

La Tragedie de Carmen

OpeningNov 17, 1983
ClosingApr 28, 1984
Performances187
Original Musical Foreign Lang. Opera

Marilyn

OpeningNov 20, 1983
ClosingDec 03, 1983
Performances17
Original Musical

Doonesbury

OpeningNov 21, 1983
ClosingFeb 19, 1984
Performances104
Setting: Walden, an off-off-campus house. Graduation weekend.
Original Musical Comedy

The Glass Menagerie

OpeningDec 01, 1983
ClosingFeb 19, 1984
Performances92
Setting: An Alley in St. Louis. Now and the Past.
Revival Play Drama

Baby

OpeningDec 04, 1983
ClosingJul 01, 1984
Performances241
Original Musical

Heartbreak House

OpeningDec 07, 1983
ClosingFeb 05, 1984
Performances65
Setting: 1914, Sussex, England.
Revival Play Comedy

Noises Off

OpeningDec 11, 1983
ClosingApr 06, 1985
Performances553
Setting: The living room of the Brents’ country home; Wednesday afternoon. (Played on the stages of Grand Theatre, Weston-Super-Mare; Theatre Royal, Goole; and Municipal Theatre, Stockton-on-Tees from January through April.)
Original Play Comedy Farce

Peg

OpeningDec 14, 1983
ClosingDec 17, 1983
Performances5
Original Musical

Patti LaBelle on Broadway: The ‘Look to the Rainbow’ Tour

OpeningSep 11, 1984
ClosingSep 16, 1984
Performances8
Original Special Concert

Long Day’s Journey Into Night

OpeningJun 14, 1988
ClosingJul 23, 1988
Performances28
Setting: The Tyrones Summer house. August, 1912.
Revival Play Drama

An Evening with Robert Klein

OpeningJun 19, 1988
ClosingJun 27, 1988
Performances3
Original Special Solo

Juno and the Paycock

OpeningJun 21, 1988
ClosingJul 02, 1988
Performances12
Setting: The living apartment of a two-roomed tenancy of the Boyle family, in a tenement house in Dublin, in 1922.
Revival Play Drama

Ah, Wilderness!

OpeningJun 23, 1988
ClosingJul 23, 1988
Performances13
Setting: Sitting room of the Miller home in a small town in Connecticut, July 4, 1906.
Revival Play Comedy

The Night of the Iguana

OpeningJun 26, 1988
ClosingSep 04, 1988
Performances81
Setting: The Costa Verde Hotel in Puerto Barrio, on the west coast of Mexico. Summer, 1940.
Revival Play Drama

Canciones de mi Padre

OpeningJul 12, 1988
ClosingJul 30, 1988
Performances18
Original Musical Revue

Checkmates

OpeningAug 04, 1988
ClosingDec 31, 1988
Performances172
Setting: Detroit, or just about any other American metropolis. The present.
Original Play Comedy

The Georgian State Dance Company

OpeningAug 16, 1988
ClosingSep 04, 1988
Performances24
Original Special Dance

Paul Robeson

OpeningSep 28, 1988
ClosingOct 09, 1988
Performances11
Revival Play Solo Play with music

Michael Feinstein in Concert: “Isn’t It Romantic”

OpeningOct 05, 1988
ClosingNov 06, 1988
Performances39
Original Special Concert

Kenny Loggins on Broadway

OpeningNov 01, 1988
ClosingNov 06, 1988
Performances8
Original Special Solo Concert

Spoils of War

OpeningNov 10, 1988
ClosingDec 10, 1988
Performances36
Setting: The 1950’s. New York City.
Original Play

The Devil’s Disciple

OpeningNov 13, 1988
ClosingFeb 19, 1989
Performances113
Setting: Websterbridge, New Hampshire, 1777.
Revival Play Comedy

Rumors

OpeningNov 17, 1988
ClosingFeb 24, 1990
Performances535
Setting: A house in Sneden’s Landing, New York. An evening in June.
Original Play Comedy Farce

Our Town

OpeningDec 04, 1988
ClosingApr 02, 1989
Performances136
Setting: 1901 to 1913. Grover’s Corners, New Hampshire.
Revival Play Drama

Legs Diamond

OpeningDec 26, 1988
ClosingFeb 19, 1989
Performances64
Original Musical

Eastern Standard

OpeningJan 05, 1989
ClosingMar 25, 1989
Performances92
Setting: Spring and summer, 1987. A restaurant, midtown Manhattan and Stephen’s summer house.
Original Play

Senator Joe

OpeningNever Officially Opened
ClosingJan 07, 1989
Performances0
Setting: In and around the minds of Joe McCarthy and those involved with him
Original Musical

Black and Blue

OpeningJan 26, 1989
ClosingJan 20, 1991
Performances829
Original Musical Revue

Born Yesterday

OpeningJan 29, 1989
ClosingJun 11, 1989
Performances153
Setting: Washington, DC. September 1945.
Revival Play Comedy

Shirley Valentine

OpeningFeb 16, 1989
ClosingNov 25, 1989
Performances324
Original Play Solo

Cafe Crown

OpeningFeb 18, 1989
ClosingMar 26, 1989
Performances45
Setting: The Cafe Crown, Second Avenue and 12th Street in New York City. An Autumn Evening. 1940.
Revival Play Comedy

Hizzoner!

OpeningFeb 23, 1989
ClosingMar 05, 1989
Performances12
Setting: The office of Mayor Fiorello H. LaGuardia in City Hall, New York City. His last day in office in 1945.
Original Play Solo

Jerome Robbins’ Broadway

OpeningFeb 26, 1989
ClosingSep 01, 1990
Performances633
Original Musical Revue Dance

Joan Jett and the Blackhearts on Broadway

OpeningMar 01, 1989
ClosingMar 05, 1989
Performances5
Original Special Concert

Lend Me a Tenor

OpeningMar 02, 1989
ClosingApr 22, 1990
Performances476
Setting: A hotel suite in Cleveland, Ohio in 1934.
Original Play Comedy Farce

Metamorphosis

OpeningMar 06, 1989
ClosingJul 01, 1989
Performances97
Original Play

Run for Your Wife

OpeningMar 07, 1989
ClosingApr 09, 1989
Performances39
Setting: The Wimbledon flat of John and Mary Smith and, simultaneously, in the Streatham flat of John and Barbara Smith.
Original Play

The Heidi Chronicles

OpeningMar 09, 1989
ClosingSep 01, 1990
Performances622
Setting: New York, Chicago, Manchester, New Hampshire, Ann Arbor Michigan. 1965-1989.
Original Play

Chu Chem

OpeningApr 07, 1989
ClosingMay 14, 1989
Performances45
Setting: China. Six hundred years ago.
Original Musical

Welcome to the Club

OpeningApr 13, 1989
ClosingApr 22, 1989
Performances12
Setting: A New York City jail exclusively for alimony delinquents. The present.
Original Musical

Barry Manilow at the Gershwin

OpeningApr 18, 1989
ClosingJun 10, 1989
Performances44
Original Special Concert

Starmites

OpeningApr 27, 1989
ClosingJun 18, 1989
Performances60
Setting: Earth and Innerspace. The Present.
Original Musical Comedy

Ghetto

OpeningApr 30, 1989
ClosingMay 28, 1989
Performances33
Setting: 1941, Lithuania.
Original Play Play with music

Largely New York

OpeningMay 01, 1989
ClosingSep 02, 1989
Performances144
Original Play Comedy

Mandy Patinkin in Concert: “Dress Casual”

OpeningJul 25, 1989
ClosingSep 16, 1989
Performances62
Original Special Concert Solo

Orpheus Descending

OpeningSep 24, 1989
ClosingDec 17, 1989
Performances97
Setting: A general dry-goods store and part of the connecting “confectionary” in a small Southern town, during the rainy season, from January to Easter Sunday.
Revival Play Drama

Mastergate

OpeningOct 12, 1989
ClosingDec 10, 1989
Performances69
Setting: Washington, D.C. The Morning After.
Original Play Comedy Satire

Dangerous Games

OpeningOct 19, 1989
ClosingOct 21, 1989
Performances4
Original Musical

The Secret Rapture

OpeningOct 26, 1989
ClosingNov 04, 1989
Performances12
Setting: England, the present day.
Original Play

Love Letters

OpeningOct 31, 1989
ClosingJan 21, 1990
Performances96
Original Play

Sid Caesar & Company

OpeningNov 01, 1989
ClosingNov 04, 1989
Performances5
Original Play Comedy Revue

Meet Me in St. Louis

OpeningNov 02, 1989
ClosingJun 10, 1990
Performances252
Setting: In and around the Smith family home, 5135 Kensington Avenue, St. Louis – from Summer 1903 to the Spring of 1904 and the opening of the Louisiana Purchase Exposition.
Original Musical Comedy

3 Penny Opera

OpeningNov 05, 1989
ClosingDec 31, 1989
Performances65
Setting: London. The nineteenth century.
Revival Musical Drama

Prince of Central Park

OpeningNov 09, 1989
ClosingNov 11, 1989
Performances4
Setting: Various locations in and around Central Park. The Present.
Original Musical

Grand Hotel

OpeningNov 12, 1989
ClosingApr 25, 1992
Performances1017
Setting: Grand Hotel, Berlin. 1928.
Original Musical Drama

A Few Good Men

OpeningNov 15, 1989
ClosingJan 26, 1991
Performances497
Setting: Various locations in Washington, DC, and on the United States Naval Base in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. Summer 1986.
Original Play Drama

Gypsy

OpeningNov 16, 1989
ClosingJul 28, 1991
Performances581
Setting: Various cities throughout the U.S. From the 1920s to the 1930s.
Revival Musical Drama

The Circle

OpeningNov 20, 1989
ClosingMay 20, 1990
Performances208
Setting: Dorset, England
Revival Play Romantic Comedy

Artist Descending a Staircase

OpeningNov 30, 1989
ClosingDec 31, 1989
Performances36
Setting: Begins on a summer afternoon in 1972 and goes back in time to 1914, then reverses and comes back to 1972.
Original Play

The Victor Borge Holiday Show on Broadway

OpeningDec 05, 1989
ClosingDec 10, 1989
Performances7
Original Special Comedy

The Tenth Man

OpeningDec 10, 1989
ClosingJan 14, 1990
Performances41
Setting: An Orthodox Synagogue in Mineola, Long Island. 1959.
Revival Play

City of Angels

OpeningDec 11, 1989
ClosingJan 19, 1992
Performances879
Setting: Los Angeles in the late 1940s.
Original Musical Comedy

Peter, Paul & Mary “A Holiday Celebration”

OpeningDec 12, 1989
ClosingDec 17, 1989
Performances6
Original Special Concert

Face Value

OpeningNever Officially Opened
ClosingMar 14, 1993
Performances0
Original Play Comedy Play with music

Company

OpeningApr 11, 1993
ClosingApr 12, 1993
Performances2
Setting: New York City. Now.
Revival Special Drama

Gray’s Anatomy

OpeningJun 05, 1994
ClosingJun 27, 1994
Performances8
Original Special

Hedda Gabler

OpeningJul 10, 1994
ClosingAug 07, 1994
Performances33
Setting: The home of George and Hedda Tesman, Christiania, Norway, near the turn of the twentieth century.
Revival Play Drama

Philadelphia, Here I Come!

OpeningSep 08, 1994
ClosingOct 22, 1994
Performances52
Setting: The living quarters behind the general store of County Councillor S.B. O’Donnell in Ballybeg, Ireland
Revival Play

Show Boat

OpeningOct 02, 1994
ClosingJan 05, 1997
Performances947
Setting: Natchez, on the Mississippi River, on the Cotton Blossom, and Chicago. 1887-1927.
Revival Musical Drama

State Fair

OpeningMar 27, 1996
ClosingJun 30, 1996
Performances110
Setting: Five days in late August of 1946 on the Frake farm in Brunswick, Iowa and at the Iowa State Fair in Des Moines.
Original Musical Comedy

Seven Guitars

OpeningMar 28, 1996
ClosingSep 08, 1996
Performances188
Setting: Pittsburgh, the Hill District. Spring 1948.
Original Play Drama

A Midsummer Night’s Dream

OpeningMar 31, 1996
ClosingMay 26, 1996
Performances65
Setting: Athens, and a wood near it.
Revival Play Comedy

The Last Night of Ballyhoo

OpeningFeb 27, 1997
ClosingJun 28, 1998
Performances556
Setting: Adolph Freitag’s house, at the Standard Club and aboard the Crescent Limited. Atlanta, Georgia. December, 1939.
Original Play Comedy

Mandy Patinkin in Concert

OpeningMar 01, 1997
ClosingMar 23, 1997
Performances16
Original Special Concert Solo

Play On!

OpeningMar 20, 1997
ClosingMay 11, 1997
Performances61
Setting: The Magical Kingdom of Harlem. The Swingin’ 40s.
Original Musical

Barrymore

OpeningMar 25, 1997
ClosingNov 02, 1997
Performances236
Setting: One month before John Barrymore’s death. 1942.
Original Play

Annie

OpeningMar 26, 1997
ClosingOct 19, 1997
Performances239
Setting: December 11-25, 1933. New York City.
Revival Musical Comedy

The Young Man from Atlanta

OpeningMar 27, 1997
ClosingJun 08, 1997
Performances84
Setting: Spring, 1950. Houston, Texas.
Original Play

A Doll’s House

OpeningApr 02, 1997
ClosingAug 31, 1997
Performances150
Setting: The Helmers’ Living Room. A small Norwegian town. 1879.
Revival Play Drama

Dream

OpeningApr 03, 1997
ClosingJul 06, 1997
Performances109
Setting: Savannah, Rainbow Room, Hollywood Canteen, Academy Awards.
Original Musical Revue

An American Daughter

OpeningApr 13, 1997
ClosingJun 29, 1997
Performances89
Setting: A Georgetown living room, Washington, D.C. The Present.
Original Play

The Gin Game

OpeningApr 20, 1997
ClosingAug 31, 1997
Performances145
Setting: Time: Present.
Revival Play

Titanic

OpeningApr 23, 1997
ClosingMar 21, 1999
Performances804
Setting: Between April 10 and 15, 1912.
Original Musical

Steel Pier

OpeningApr 24, 1997
ClosingJun 28, 1997
Performances76
Setting: Time: August 1933. Place: Steel Pier, Atlantic City.
Original Musical

The Life

OpeningApr 26, 1997
ClosingJun 07, 1998
Performances466
Setting: Around 42nd Street. Then.
Original Musical

The Little Foxes

OpeningApr 27, 1997
ClosingJun 15, 1997
Performances57
Setting: The living room of the Giddens house in a small town in Alabama. The spring of 1900.
Revival Play Drama

Jekyll & Hyde

OpeningApr 28, 1997
ClosingJan 07, 2001
Performances1543
Setting: In and around London.
Original Musical Drama

Candide

OpeningApr 29, 1997
ClosingJul 27, 1997
Performances104
Setting: All around the world.
Revival Musical Comedy

London Assurance

OpeningApr 30, 1997
ClosingJun 29, 1997
Performances72
Setting: London and Gloucestershire, 1841
Revival Play Comedy

King David

OpeningMay 18, 1997
ClosingMay 23, 1997
Performances6
Original Special Concert

Forever Tango

OpeningJun 19, 1997
ClosingAug 02, 1998
Performances332
Original Special Dance

1776

OpeningAug 14, 1997
ClosingJun 14, 1998
Performances333
Setting: A single setting representing the Chamber and an Anteroom of the Continental Congress, a Mall, High Street, and Thomas Jefferson’s Room, in Philadelphia; and certain reaches of John Adams’ mind. May, June and July, 1776.
Revival Musical Comedy History

Side Show

OpeningOct 16, 1997
ClosingJan 03, 1998
Performances91
Original Musical

Triumph of Love

OpeningOct 23, 1997
ClosingJan 04, 1998
Performances85
Setting: The garden retreat of the philosopher Hermocrates, an 18th century Greco-French topiary labyrinth.
Original Musical

The Cherry Orchard

OpeningOct 30, 1997
ClosingNov 09, 1997
Performances12
Setting: Ranevskaya’s estate
Revival Play Comedy

Proposals

OpeningNov 06, 1997
ClosingJan 11, 1998
Performances77
Setting: Near a resort in the Pocono Mountains, Pennsylvania.
Original Play Comedy

Jackie

OpeningNov 10, 1997
ClosingMar 01, 1998
Performances128
Original Play

The Lion King

OpeningNov 13, 1997
ClosingPresent
Performances9302
UpdatedMarch 15, 2020
Original Musical Puppets Spectacle

Eugene Onegin

OpeningNov 19, 1997
ClosingNov 23, 1997
Performances7
Original Special Opera

Ivanov

OpeningNov 20, 1997
ClosingJan 04, 1998
Performances51
Setting: In a province in Central Russia in the late 1880s.
Revival Play

Street Corner Symphony

OpeningNov 24, 1997
ClosingFeb 01, 1998
Performances79
Original Musical Revue

Paul McKenna’s Hypnotic World

OpeningMar 08, 1998
ClosingApr 27, 1998
Performances16
Original Special Hypnotism Comedy

The Beauty Queen of Leenane

OpeningApr 23, 1998
ClosingMar 14, 1999
Performances365
Setting: Leenane, a small town in Connemara, County Galway.
Original Play Drama

Side Man

OpeningJun 25, 1998
ClosingOct 31, 1999
Performances517
Setting: New York City, 1985-1953
Original Play Drama

Twelfth Night

OpeningJul 16, 1998
ClosingAug 30, 1998
Performances53
Setting: Illyria
Revival Play Comedy

An Evening with Jerry Herman

OpeningJul 28, 1998
ClosingAug 23, 1998
Performances28
Original Musical Revue

Jerry Seinfeld: Live On Broadway

OpeningAug 05, 1998
ClosingAug 09, 1998
Performances10
Original Play Solo

Colin Quinn — An Irish Wake

OpeningAug 27, 1998
ClosingSep 19, 1998
Performances22
Original Play Solo

Metamorphoses

OpeningMar 04, 2002
ClosingFeb 16, 2003
Performances400
Original Play Drama Comedy

The Smell of the Kill

OpeningMar 26, 2002
ClosingApr 28, 2002
Performances40
Original Play Comedy

Topdog / Underdog

OpeningApr 07, 2002
ClosingAug 11, 2002
Performances144
Setting: Here. Now.
Original Play Comedy Drama

Private Lives

OpeningApr 28, 2002
ClosingSep 01, 2002
Performances127
Setting: The terrace of a hotel in Deauville, France; Amanda’s flat in Paris. Mid-1930s.
Revival Play Comedy Romantic Comedy

I’m Not Rappaport

OpeningJul 25, 2002
ClosingSep 08, 2002
Performances53
Setting: A bench near a path at the edge of the lake in Central Park. Early October, 1982.
Revival Play Comedy

Frankie and Johnny in the Clair de Lune

OpeningAug 08, 2002
ClosingMar 09, 2003
Performances243
Setting: Frankie’s apartment on 53rd Street and 10th Avenue in New York City.
Original Play Drama

Hairspray

OpeningAug 15, 2002
ClosingJan 04, 2009
Performances2642
Setting: Baltimore. 1962.
Original Musical Comedy

Movin’ Out

OpeningOct 24, 2002
ClosingDec 11, 2005
Performances1303
Setting: Long Island in the 60’s; Vietnam; others.
Original Musical Dance

La Bohème

OpeningDec 08, 2002
ClosingJun 29, 2003
Performances228
Setting: Paris.
Revival Musical Drama Foreign Lang. Opera Tragedy

Pure Yanni

OpeningMay 28, 2019
ClosingJun 02, 2019
Performances5
Original Special Concert

Mel Brooks on Broadway

OpeningJun 17, 2019
ClosingJun 18, 2019
Performances2
Original Special Comedy

Regina Spektor: Live On Broadway

OpeningJun 20, 2019
ClosingJun 26, 2019
Performances5
Original Special Concert

Criss Angel Raw – The Mindfreak Unplugged

OpeningJul 02, 2019
ClosingJul 07, 2019
Performances7
Original Special Magic

Sea Wall

OpeningAug 08, 2019
ClosingSep 29, 2019
Performances60
Original Play Drama One Act

Linda Vista

OpeningOct 10, 2019
ClosingNov 10, 2019
Performances37
Setting: Various locations in San Diego.
Original Play Comedy

Tina

OpeningNov 07, 2019
ClosingPresent
Performances143
UpdatedMarch 15, 2020
Original Musical

My Name is Lucy Barton

OpeningJan 15, 2020
ClosingFeb 29, 2020
Performances47
Original Play Solo

Grand Horizons

OpeningJan 23, 2020
ClosingMar 01, 2020
Performances45
Original Play

Take Me Out

OpeningApr 2020
ClosingJun 14, 2020
Revival Play Comedy Drama

American Utopia

OpeningSep 2020
ClosingJan 17, 2021

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Upload a Play

Anyone can upload a play to the CR/I catalog. Those in the public domain (published before 1924) will be posted as submitted; CR/I explicitly restricts access to copyrighted works to a single reading by a small group of readers (no audience, no money changing hands). Since our goal is to regenerate public interest in live theatre and dramatic literature by reading plays, we hope to justify Fair Use of protected material.

By submitting a play, you agree to this condition for yourself and those with whom you read.

Please don’t abuse this privilege.
You (and we) may be liable.

Author Posts

CR/I authors can submit plays in PDF format as blog posts.  Simply

    1. Click the Write tab at the top right of any page to return an Add New  Post screen.
    2. Enter the title in the Title block.
    3. Re-write the title in the text area, and select it.
    4. Click the Add (or Add Media) tab in the functions block to return the Media page.
    5. Click Add New (or Add Media) tab at the top. Your computer’s files appear.
    6. Select the the title of your play, and click Open. The Media page uploads the file.
    7. Click Insert (or Insert in Post). The Add New Post screen appears, with the link to your script.
    8. Add any descriptive information you wish to include.
    9. Click Publish (twice if called for). We’ll take it from there.

Visitor Posts

Anyone can email a script to coldreads@earthlink.net, SUBJECT: Script Upload. PDF format is preferred, but DOC is acceptable. We will create a post for it and include it in our catalog, and publish it pending Admin review.