1931 – 1939

The Streets of New York

transfer to NY, 48th Street Theater
by Dion Boucicault
music arranged by Dr. Sigmund Spaeth

with A.P. Kaye, Moffat Johnston, Romney Brent, Rollo Peters, Sam Wren, Frank Conlan, Mervin Williams, Philip S. Graham, Anton Bundsmann, Robert Turney, Winifred Johnston, Jessie Busley, Fania Marinoff, Dorothy Gish, Jane Alden, Russell Rhodes, Ronald Jones, John Baker, Godfrey MacDonald, Harold Ades, Jack Munro, Louis Massin, Jr., Barbara Childs, Ann Tewskbury, Elizabeth Howard, Cecelia Lenihan

The Comic Artist

by Susan Glaspell and Norman Matson
directed by Moffat Johnston

with Fania Marinoff, Armina Marshall, Moffat Johnston, Rollo Peters, Dorothy Gish, Frank Conlan, Mervin Williams, Cecilia Lenihan

Come What May

by Robert de Flers and G.A. de Caillaret
translated by Ruth Langner
directed by Vassili Kouchita

with A.P. Kaye, Moffat Johnston, Russell Rhodes, Mervin Williams, Frank Conlan, Romney Brent, Sam Wren, Anton Bundsmann, Jessie Busley, Armina Marshall, Dorothy Gish

The Bride the Sun Shines On

transfer to NY – Fulton Theatre
by Will Cotton
directed by Philip Loeb

with Dorothy Gish, Virginia Volland, Mervin Williams

The Cradle Song

by Martinez Sierra
translated by John Garrett Underhill

with Peggy Wood, Kathleen Comegys

As You Like It

by William Shakespeare
directed by Charles Jehlinger

with Armina Marshall, Rollo Peters, Romney Brent, Dorothy Gish, Winifred Lenihan, Moffat Johnston, Fania Marinoff, Frank Conlan, Edgar Stehli, Manart Kippen, Harold Redding, Robert Lowe, G. Albert Smith

The Pillars of Society

transfer to NY – 48th Street Theatre
by Henrik Ibsen
directed by Winifred Lenihan

with Moffat Johnson, Armina Marshall, Dorothy Gish, Rollo Peters, Romney Brent, Fania Marinoff, Cecilia Lenihan, Nancy McNight, Barbara Child, Jessie Busley, Robert Lowe, Leslie Bingham, Edgar Stehli, Frank Conlan, John Harmon, Sam Wren, Dudley Hawley, Manart Kippen, Jeanne Wardley, Ann Tewksbury, Russell Rhodes, Anton Bundsmann, Robert Turney, Mervin Williams, Ronald Jones, Jock Monro, Virginia Volland


by Doty Hobart
directed by Theresa Helburn

with Hugh Buckler, James Jolley, Osgood Perkins, Elizabeth Risdon, Blaine Cordner, Armina Marshall, Kathleen Comegys, June Walker, Jane Wyatt, Cecil Holm, J. Augustus Keogh

For Husbands Only

World Premiere
by Basil Lawrence (pseudonym for Lawrence Langner)


transfer to NY- Martin Beck Theatre
World Premiere
by Rose Albert Porter

Dear Mistress

World Premiere
by Kathryn McClure

School for Lovers

transfer to NY as School for Husbands – Empire Theater
World Premiere
adapted by Arthur Guiterman and Lawrence Langner from Moliere’s L’Ecole des Maris

The Man with a Load of Mischief

by Ashley Dukes
directed by Lawrence Langner

with Jane Cowl, John Buckler, Hugh Buckler, Marion Evensen, Albert G. Andrews, Alice Belmore Cliffe, James Jolley


by S.K. Lauren,
directed by Jose Ruben

with Laurette Taylor, Marcella Swanson, Lillian Tonge, Richie Ling, Alvin Barrett, Alice John, Kathleen Comegys, Geoffrey Wardwell, George Coulouris, Eleanor Eckstein, George Kinsey, Jock Munro, Russell Thayer, Elizabeth Robbins, Walter Osborne

The Other One

transfer to NY – Biltmore Theatre
by Henry Myers
staged by Harold Winston

with Helen Ford, George Baxter, Florence Vroom, Lida MacMillan, George Nash, Fuller Mellish, Frank Andrews


The Nobel Prize

by Hjalmar Bergman

with Otis Skinner, Owen Davis, Jr., Arthur Hughes, Armina Marshall, Elizabeth Love, Leona Roberts, Hunter Gardner

Understanding Women

by Frank Mandel
staged by Philip Loeb

with Dorothy Gish, Glenn Anders, Roger Pryor, Jesse Royce Landis, Harold DeBecker, Harold Vermilyea

The Yellow Jacket

by George Hazelton & Benrimo

with Charles Coburn, Iva Wills, Louise Groody, Rex O’Malley, Mary Hutchinson, Schuyler Ladd, Kathleen Comegys

The Pursuit of Happiness

transfer to NY- Avon Theater
by Alan Child and Isabelle Loudon

with Tonio Selwart, Peggy Conklin, Walter Slezak, Charles Waldron

Present Laughter

by Charles Brackett
directed by Antoinette Perry

with Roger Pryor, Rose Hobart

Lady Godiva

World Premiere

by Lawrence Langner
directed by Lawrence Langner and Jose Ruben

with Violet Heming, Kathleen Comegys, Alexander Clark, John Daly Murphy, Montagu Love, Peggy Conklin, Herbert Rawlison, Charles Bryant


by Edward Childs Carpenter
directed by Julius Evans

with Rex O’Malley, Elena Miramova, Charles Wagenheim, David Vivian, Robert Salter, Frances Diamond, William Mercer, Jane Hamilton, Gavin Muir, James MacColl, Edouard La Roche, Harriet Eells, René Roberti, Phyllis Adair, Ralph Locke, Victor Morley, Edward Trevor, John Thomas

How’s Your Code?

by Gene Lockhart

with Mitzi, Gene Lockhart, Kathleen Lockhart, Vandy Cape, Woods Miller, Rita Gould, Asya Kaz, George Rasely, Mabel Miller Downs, Thalia Zanou

Heat Lightning

transfer to NY – Booth Theater
by Leon Abrams & George Abbott

with Jean Dixon, Robert Gleckler, Emily Lowry, Robert Sloane, Rosamund Pinchot, Coburn Goodwin

Gaily I Sin

by Guido Nadzo
directed by Antoinette Perry

with Helen Menken

Die Fledermaus – Champagne Sec

World Premiere
transfer to NY – Morosco Theatre
adapted from Johann Strauss’ Die Fledermaus
book adapted by Lawrence Langner
lyrics adapted by Robert A. Simon
staged by Monty Woolley

with Peggy Wood, Helen Ford, George Meader, Jack Hazzard, Myron Duncan, Edward Lay, William J. McCarthy, Kitty Carlisle, Howard Philips, Olive Jones

The Chimes of Corneville

music by Robert Planquette in rhymed version by Arthur Guiterman
directed by Lina Arabanell

with Helen Ford, George Meader, Lucy Monroe, A.P. Kaye, James Jolley, John Cherry

The Bride of Torozko

by Otto Indig
adapted by Ruth Langner
directed by Herman Shumlin

with Jean Arthur, Sam Jaffe, Francis Pierlot, Joseph Spurin-Calleia, J. Brainard Daniels, Eric Kalkhurst, Van Heflin, Rose Keane, Harry M. Cook, John Thomas, Phyllis Langer, Connie Ernst

Tight Britches

transfer to NY – Avon Theatre
by John Taintor Foote and Hubert Hayes
directed by Miriam Doyle

with Jean Dixon, Kathleen Comegys, Joanna Roos, John Miltern, Shepperd Strudwick, Pierre de Ramey, Arthur Hughes, William Ingersoll, Mary Orr

Love on an Island

by Helen Deutsch
directed by Alfred de Laigre Jr.

with James Rennie, Samuel Zolotow, Betty Starbuck, Ellen Lowe, Millard Mitchell, Ross Forrester, Rachel Hartzell, Walter N. Greaza, Raymond Bramley, Honera Wilson, Janet Fox, Daisy Belmore, Phyllis Langer, Mark Schweid, Louis Sorin, St. Clair Bayfield, Jack Donaldson, Edward Collins, John Thomas, Wyman Cane, Gerard Lewis, John Lebor, Alan MacCracken, Lee Baker, Edward Darby, Martin Gabel, Philip Remer, John Swan, Sid Bernhart, Drina Hill, Aleeta Livingston, Norma Taylor

Dream Child

transfer to NY – Vanderbilt Theatre
by J.C. Nugent

with J.C Nugent, Ruth Nugent, Alan Bunce

Hide and Seek

by Richard Macaulay & Lawrence Schwab
staged by Robert Sinclair

with Burgess Meredith, Harold Flick, Barton MacLane, Helen Buck, June Martel, Jane Seymour, Dudley Clements, Dorothy Vernon, Frank Conlan, Edward Acuff, Robert Williams, Jack Stone, Millard Mitchell, Thomas Coffin Cooke, Damian O’Flynn, Clyde Franklin, Lou Polan, Roy Gordon

Kill That Story

transfer to NY – Booth Theatre
by Harry Madden and Philip Dunning
directed by George Abbott

with James Bell, Emily Lowry, Matt Briggs, William Foran, Royal Dana Tracy, Buford Armitage, Alfred Webster, Thomas F. Tracey, Claire Carleton, William Lynn, Joyce Arling, Eleanor Audley, James Lane, Fred Kaufman, Gloria Grafton, Wyrley Birch, Oliver Barbour, William Wadsworth, George Carleton


by Frederic Arnold Kummer
staged by Harry Wagstaff Gribble

with Lenore Ulric

For Love or Money

by Lawrence Langner and Armina Marshall
staged by Worthington Miner

with Phoebe Foster, William Harrington, Carol Stone, Percy Kilbride, Louis Jean Heydt, Edward MacNamara, Claire Woodbury

Lady Jane

by H.M. Harwood
directed by H.M. Harwood

with Frances Starr, Lila Lee, Paul McGrath, Frank Elliot, Lowell Gilmore, Frieda Inescort, Reginald Mason, Alan Marshall, Henry Vincent, Florence Selwyn

The Country Wife

transfer to NY – Henry Miller’s Theatre
by William Wycherley
staged by Lawrence Langner

with Ruth Gordon, Tom Powers, McKay Morris, Ruth Weston, Frances Fuller, Alan Hewitt, Robert Williams, Victor Morley, Jacqueline de Wit, Charles Romano, Louis Hector, Phyllis Langner, Helen Gardner, Kathleen Comegys, Ruth Chapman, Jane Keith, Marion O’Neill, Craig Livingston, David Morgan, Lee Baker, Edward Padula, Lucien Wolfe

Ode to Liberty

by Michael Duran
adapted by Sidney Howard

with Ina Claire, Nicholas Joy, Paul Macgrath, Allen Fagan, Jess Barker, Alan Hewitt, Michelette Burani, Kirk Ames

The Coward

American Premiere
by Henri-Renee Leonormand
staged by Worthington Miner

with Frances Fuller, Tom Powers, Robert Williams, George Coulouris, Kathleen Comegys, McKay Morris, Patricia Calvert, Ann Manclair, Felicia Sorel, Alan Hewitt, Edith Van Cleve

The Long Frontier

by Mildred Knopf
staged by Robert B. Sinclair

with Katherine Alexander, Nance O’Neil, Gloria Holden, Alan Bunce, Claire Carleton, Jesses Graham, Sydney G. Smith, Charles Henderson, Frank Fenton, Thomas Findlay, Bill Strauss, William Grier

If This be Treason

transfer to NY – Music Box Theatre)
by John Haynes Holmes & Reginald Lawrence
staged by Harry Wagstaff Cribble

with McKay Morris, Tom Powers, Ruth Weston, Glenn Anders, George Coulouris, Armina Marshall

You Never Can Tell

by George Bernard Shaw
staged by Philip Loeb

with Florence Britton, John Litel, Phyllis Langer, Catheryn Laughlin, Leon Janney, Jean Adair, Hugh Buckler, Horace Sinclair, Harry Mestayer, Boyd Davis, George Spelvin

Love for Love

by William Congreve

with Eva LeGallienne, Dennis King

The Difficulty of Getting Married

by Louis Vernuil

with Grace George

Dr. Knock

by Jules Romains
adapted by Lawrence Langner and Armina Marshall
directed by Phillop Loeb

with Claudia Morgan, Richard Whorf, Morton L. Stevens, Frank Conlan, Kathleen Comegys, William Foran, Francis Pierlot, John Hamilton, Charles Kuhn, Ralph Riggs, Eda Heinemann, Edith King, Alan Hewitt, Robert X. Williams, Armina Marshall, Catherin Laughlin, Lawrence Forsythe, Jane Keith, Barbara Baehrm, Kat Freney, Constance Friend, Marjory Fonarton, Kathleen Kent, Jane Williams, Lee Baker, David Evans, Tom Jones

The Compromisers

by Armina Marshall and Lawrence Langner
directed by Worthington Miner

with McKay Morris, Frances Fuller, Margalo Gilmore, John O’Shaughnessy, Morton L. Stevens, Phyllis Langner, Jean Adair, Anne Mauclair, Arthur Hughes, Cathryn Laughlin, Tom Ewell

Fanny’s First Play

by Bernard Shaw
directed by Harry Wagstaff Gribble

with McKay Morris, Claudia Morgan, David Evans, Francis Pierlot, Catheryn Laughlin, Harry Plimmer, William Post Jr., Stephen Kerr Appleby, Robert X. Williams, Kathleen Comegys, Morton L. Stevens, Alan Hewitt, Phyllis Langner, Viola Roache, Victor Morley, Edward Trevor, David Vivian

The Would-Be Gentleman

by Moliere
directed by Phillip Loeb

with Jimmy Savo, Ruth Weston, Albert Carrol, Morton L. Stevens, Harry Plimmer, Louis Hector, Edith King, Paul McGrath, Ralph Riggs, Phyllis Langner, Catheryn Laughlin, the Ballet Caravan

As We Forgive Our Debtors

by Tillman Breiseth
directed by Eddie Sobol

with Dorothy Hall, Ben Smith, Eda Heinemann, Ruth Chorpenning

Russet Mantle

by Lynn Riggs
directed by Lawrence Langner

with Dorothy Gish, Jay Fassett, William Cragin, Viola Roache, Margaret Douglass, Phyllis Langner, Robert Bentley, Ben Smith, Claire Woodbury, He-ne-ah-ha-non-ton, Robert Williams


by Alexandre Dumas

with Eva LeGallienne, Richard Waring, Averelle Harris, George Graham, Guy Moneypenney, Leslie Austen, Eva Leonard Boyne, Doris Richo Liberty

The Mistress of the Inn

by Carlo Goldoni

with Eva LeGallienne, Frederic Tozere


Retreat from Folly

by Amy Gould Kennedy

with McKay Morris, Margaret Anglin

Petticoat Fever

by Mark Reed

with Harry Ellerbe

Busman’s Honeymoon

by Dorothy Sayers

with Mildred Natwick, Clarence Derwent, John Emery


by Aristophanes
staged by Day Tuttle

with Vera Allen, Myron McCormick, Elizabeth Love, Phyllis Welch, Helen Goodhue, Leslie Gorall, Carl Rodgers, Walter Klavun, Rachel Sewall, Virginia Gregori, Mary Lawrence, Kathryn Northrop, Walter Hanna, Eleanor Williams, Phyllis Langner, Janet Apolant, Elizabeth Cooley Camp, Wanda Graham, Nina Gabrilowisch, Margaret Tallichet, Ted Tenley, William Blood, Dan Duryea, Louis Marsh, Jules Schmidt, Russell Thorson, Robert Engles, Robert Bergman, Leveritt Wright, Maxine Trevor, Florence Odets, Mary Dallas, Elizabeth Friend, Anna Erskine, Marian Chance, Ann Green, Louis Nagel, Mary Williams, Karel Veya, Willard Christensen, Arthur Hodgson, James Kelley, Robert Taylor, John Wilson

At Mrs. Beam’s

by C.K. Munro
staged by Harry Ellerbe

with Frances Farmer, Mildred Natwick, Kathleen Comegys, Alan Hewitt, H. H. Bratsburgh, Richard Shattuck, Victor Beecroft, Lillian Brennard Tonge, Valerie Cossart, Ruth Perrott, Elfrida Derwent

Princess Turandot

Adapted by John Gerard and Lawrence Langner

with Anna May Wong, McKay Morris, Vincent Price, Clarence Derwent, Frederic Tozere, Ted Tenley, St. Blair Bayfield, Jack Cole, Virginia Miller, Jules Schmidt, Ray Dennis, Phyllis Langner, Anga Kuczak, Rachel Sewall, Larmar Clark, William Browning, Fred Honsha, G. Ogsbury, P. Klavun

The Virginian

a dramatization of the Owen Wister novel
staged by Day Tuttle

with Henry Fonda, Margaret Tallichet, Alan Hewitt, Dan Duryea, Harry (Henry) Morgan, Richard Shattuck, Harry Bratsburg, Genevieve Cheney, John Winthrop, Boyd Davis, Jules Schmidt, Kathleen Comegys


by Edward Sheldon

with Eugenie Leontovich, McKay Morris, Harry Ellerbe, Phyllis Langner, Vincent Price, Clarence Derwent

Petrified Forest

by Robert E. Sherwood

with Frances Farmer, Philips Holmes, Boyd Davis

Fool’s Hill

by Robert Wetzel

with Rosemary Ames, Onslow Stevens, Theodore Newton

Accent on Youth

by Samuel Raphaelson

with Sylvia Sidney, Richard Hale, Kathleen Comegys, Boyd Davis, Joseph Cotton, Alfred Kappelar, Dorothy Mathews, Edward Potter, Bruce MacLain

Dame Nature

by Andre Birabeau
adapted by Patricia Collinge
directed by Worthington Miner

with Glen Anders, Onslow Stevens, Rosemary Ames, Theodore Newton, Jessie Royce Landis, Lois Hall, Montgomery Clift

Ned McCobb’s Daughter

by Sidney Howard

with Mildred Natwick, Van Heflin, Dorothy Mathews

The Inner Light

by Hugo Osergo
adapted by Worthington Minor

with Frances Fuller, Onslow Stevens, Theodore Newton

The Constant Wife

by W. Somerset Maugham

directed by Lawrence Langner and Armina Marshall

with Ethel Barrymore, Alice John, John Flynn, Audrey Ridgewell, Dorothy Francis, Madeleine Oliver, Boyd Davis, McKay Morris, Alfred Kappelerr

Audiences streaming into the Playhouse in the 1930s

Susannah and the Elders

World Premiere
transfer to Broadway – Morosco Theatre
by Lawrence Langner & Armina Marshall

with Uta Hagen, Onslow Stevens, Hugh Marlow, Theodore Newton and Edmond O’Brien


adapted by Robert E. Sherwood from the French of Jacques Deval
directed Lawrence Langner and Armina Marshall

with Eugenie Leontovich, McKay Morris, Mildred Dunnock, John Clarke, George Graham, Alfred Kappeler, Dorothy Francis, William David, Emma Wilcox, Don Stevens, Augusta Wallace, Alexander McDougall, Kathleen Comegys, Adora Andrews, Boyd Davis

The Millionairess

American Premier
by George Bernard Shaw
directed by Harry Wagstaff Gribble

with Jesse Royce Landis, Onslow Stevens, Barry Thompson, Phillipa Bevans, Wilton Graff

A Mirror for Children

by Merrill Rogers

with Katherine Alexander, Onslow Stevens


by John Colton and Clemence Randolph

with Sally Rand, Theodore Newton, Richard Hale, Mildred Dunnock, Dan Duryea

Anna Christie

by Eugene O’Neill
directed by Harry Wagstaff Gribble

with Glenda Farrell, Nance O’Neil, John Adair, Jack O’Connor, William B. Blood, Morgan James, Zack Scott, Ralph Cullinan, Anthony Ross

Here Today

by George Oppenheimer
directed by William Miles

with Ruth Gordon, Emmett Rogers, Marietta Canty, Alan Hewitt, Helen Brooks, Etherl Wilson, King Calder, John D. Seymour

The Circle

by W. Somerset Maugham
directed by William Miles

with Florence Reed, J.W. Austin, Oswald Marshall

Easy Virtue

by Noel Coward
directed by Harry Wagstaff Gribble

with Jane Cowl, John Adair, Kathleen Comegys, Thais Lawton, Mary Newnham, Richard Temple, Mimi Doyle, Zack Scott, Stephen Ker Appleby, Patricia Calvert, Harry Wagstaff Gribble, John O’Connor, Morgan James, Katherine Murphy, Annie H. Burton, Elaine Anderson, Florence Cummings, William Blood, Vincent Donahue, Iris Manley, Olive Montgomery

Arms and the Man

by George Bernard Shaw
directed by John Haggott

with Jose Ferrer, Kent Smith and Claudia Morgan, John Emery, John O’Connor


by Henrik Ibsen
staged by Alla Nazimova
directed by Harry Ellerbe

with Alla Nazimova, Harry Ellerbe, Helen Beverley, Perry Ivins, Hunter Gardner

Outward Bound

by Sutton Vane

with Laurette Taylor, Kent Smith, Bramwell Fletcher, Muriel Starr, John Cromwell, Eloise Sheldon, J.W. Austin

Private Lives

by Noel Coward

with Rex O’Malley, Eva LeGalliene

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A musical revue
staged by John Haggott

with Gene Kelly, John O’Connor, Sheila Barrett, the Revuers (Betty Comden, Judith Tuvin, Al Hammer, Adolph Green, John Frank), John Hoystadt, Hildegarde Halliday, Francis Carlyle, Mimi Doyle

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