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(1925- 1953). Active on Broadway in the following productions:

(1925). Stage Play: The Critic. Comedy (revival). Written by Richard B. Sheridan. Directed by Agnes Morgan and Ian Maclaren. Neighborhood Playhouse: 8 May 1925- May 1925 (closing date unknown/17 performances). Cast: Vera Allen (as "Justice's Lady") [Broadway debut], William Beyer, George Heller, Otto Hulett [credited as Otto Hulicius], Whitford Kane (as "Mr. Dangle"), Adele Klaer, Marc Loebell, Ian Maclaren (as "Mr. Puff"), Philip Mann, Junius Matthews, Harold Minjir, Dorothy Sands, Anne Schmidt, Blanche Talmud, Paula Trueman, Charles Warburton, Charles Webster, Martin Wolfson (as "Sir Christopher Hatton").

(1925). Stage Play: Grand Street Follies. Musical revue. Music by Lily Hyland. Book by Agnes Morgan. Lyrics by Agnes Morgan. Featuring songs with lyrics by Marc Loebell and Dan Walker. Featuring songs by Dan Walker. Choreographed by Albert Carroll. Neighborhood Playhouse: 18 Jun 1925- 29 Nov 1925 (148 performances). Cast: Vera Allen, Helen Arthur, Michel Barroy, William Beyer, George Bratt, Albert Carroll, Edla Frankau, George Heller, George Hoag, Otto Hulett [credited as Otto Hulicius], Zita Johann, Whitford Kane, Edgar Kent, Irene Lewisohn, Marc Lobell, Lily Lubell, Helen Mack, Ian Maclaren, Philip Mann, Junius Matthews, Lewis McMichael, Harold Minjir, Esther Mitchell, Mae Noble, Madeline Ross, Dorothy Sands, Ann Schmidt, J. Blake Scott, Lois Shore, Sadie Sussman, Blanche Talmud, Thomas Tilton, Paula Trueman, Allen Vincent, Dan Walker, Polaire Weissmann. Produced by The Neighborhood Playhouse.

(1925). Stage Play: The Dybbuk. Drama. Written by S. Ansky. Translated by Henry G. Alsberg. Directed by David Vardi. Directed in association with Alice Lewisohn. Neighborhood Playhouse: 15 Dec 1925- Mar 1926 (closing date unknown/120 performances). Cast: Vera Allen (as "An Old Woman/Tsippe"), Sophie Bernsohn (as "Klippe"), George Bratt (as "Third Batlan/Nachman"), Albert Carroll (as "Channon"), Mary Ellis (as "Leah"), George Heller (as "Leyser"), George Hoag (as "Fishke"), Otto Hulett [credited as Otto Hulicius] (as "Henoch/Moysheh/Rabbi Shamshon"), Benson Inge (as "Shlemiel"), Edgar Kent (as "First Batlan/Rabbi Aesrael/The Tsadik"), Bernard Kugel (as "Musician"), Irene Lewisohn (as "Dresl"), Marc Loebell (as "Reb Sender"), Lily Lubell (as "Basye"), Helen Mack (as "Elke"), Ian Maclaren (as "Messenger"), Junius Matthews (as "Second Batlan/Mendal"), Lewis McMichael (as "Asher/Zeydl"), Harold Minjir (as "Menashe/Michael"), Dorothy Sands (as "Frade"), Edith Segal (as "Rachel"), Grace Stickney (as "Nechame"), Sadie Sussman (as "Neche"), Blanche Talmud (as "Rivke"), Paula Trueman (as "Gittel"), Harold West (as "Meir/Shamos").

(1926). Stage Play: The Romantic Young Lady. Written by Gregorio Martinez Sierra. Translated by Helen Granville-Barker and Harley Granville-Barker. Directed by Agnes Morgan. Neighborhood Playhouse: 4 May 1926- May 1926 (closing date unknown/25 performances). Cast: Vera Allen (as "Amalia Torralba"), Albert Carroll (as "Pepe"), Mary Ellis (as "Rosario"), George Hoag (as "Guillermo"), Otto Hulett [credited as Otto Hulicius] (as "Mario"), Marc Loebell (as "Emilio"), Ian Maclaren (as "The Apparition"), Harold Minjir (as "Don Juan Medina"), Dorothy Sands (as "Dona Barbarita"), Grace Stickley (as "Maria Pepa"), Paula Trueman (as "Irene").

(1926). Stage Play: Grand Street Follies. Musical revue. Music by Lily Hyland, Arthur Schwartz and Randall Thompson. Book by Agnes Morgan. Lyrics by Agnes Morgan. Music orchestrated by Randall Thompson. Musical Director: Howard Barlow. Featuring songs with lyrics by Albert Carroll, Robert A. Simon and Theodore Goodwin. Additional music by Walter Haenschen. Choreographed by Albert Carroll, Blanche Talmud and Irene Lewisohn. Directed by Agnes Morgan. Neighborhood Playhouse: 15 Jun 1926- 8 Aug 1926 (55 performances). Cast: Vera Allen, Helen Arthur, William Beyer, Wesley Boynton, Grover Burgess, Albert Carroll, Frances Cowles, Jessica Dragonette, Edla Frankau, Juliette Gauthier, George Heller, George Hoag, Otto Hulett [credited as Otto Hulicius], George Knisely, Marc Loebell, Lily Lubell, Ian Maclaren, Lewis McMichael, Harold Minjir, Agnes Morgan, Tom Morgan, Mae Noble, John Francis Roche, Dorothy Sands, J. Blake Scott, Lois Shore, Sadie Sussman, Blanche Talmud, Paula Trueman. Produced by The Neighborhood Playhouse.

(1926). Stage Play: Slaves All. Written by Edward Percy. Directed by Lumsden Hare. Bijou Theatre: 6 Dec 1926- Dec 1926 (closing date unknown/8 performances). Cast: Marion Abbott (as "Julia Rigordan"), Vera Allen (as "Ann Rigordan"), Herbert Ashton (as "Captain Sheamus Blagdon"), Lionel Atwill (as "John Rigordan"), Stanley Drewitt (as "Squitch"), Halliwell Hobbes (as "Rev. Matthew Holdsworth"), Nancie Halliwell Hobbes (as "Charlotte Holdsworth"), Marguerite Mosier (as "Jenny Venn"), Thomas Wigney Percyval (as "Dr. Felix Burn"), Reginald Sheffield (as "George Squitch "). Produced by William A. Brady.

(1927). Stage Play: Sinner. Comedy. Written by Thompson Buchanan. Directed by Alan Dinehart. Klaw Theatre: 7 Feb 1927- May 1927 (128 performances). Cast: Vera Allen (as "Estelle Pemberton"), Alan Dinehart (as "Tom Page"), Claiborne Foster (as "Cynthia Pemberton"), Geoffrey Harwood (as "Billy Lawrence"), Hugh Huntley (as "Jimmy La Farge"), Daniel Kelly (as "Ebenezer Standish"), Merle Maddern (as "Mrs. John Pemberton Sr."), William Stone, Richard Temple (as "John Pemberton Sr."), Raymond Walburn (as "John Pemberton Jr."). Produced by Richard Herndon. Produced by arrangement with W. Herbert Adams.

(1928). Stage Play: Elmer Gantry. Written by Patrick Kearney. Based on the novel by Sinclair Lewis. Directed by Lumsden Hare. Playhouse Theatre: 7 Aug 1928- Sep 1928 (closing date unknown/48 performances). Produced by Joseph E. Shea.

(1928). Stage Play: Grand Street Follies. Musical revue. Book by Agnes Morgan. Lyrics by Agnes Morgan. Music by Max Ewing, Lily Hyland, Serge Walter. Directed by Agnes Morgan. Booth Theatre: 28 May 1928- Oct 1928 (closing date unknown/144 performances). Cast: Vera Allen, George Bratt, Hal Brogan, James Cagney, Albert Carroll, Frances Cowles, Jean Crittenden, Laura Emond, Richard Ford, Edla Frankau, Harold Hecht, George Heller, George Hoag, Otto Hulett, Milton Le Roy, Marc Loebell, Lily Lubell, Ruth McConkie, Michael McCormick, Harold Minjir, Mae Noble, Joanna Roos, John Rynee, Dorothy Sands, Blake Scott, Paula Trueman, Mary Williams. Produced by Actors-Managers, Inc.

(1930). Stage Play: Hamlet. Tragedy (revival). Written by William Shakespeare. Directed by Fritz Leiber. Shubert Theatre: 24 Mar 1930- unknown (unknown performances).

(1931). Stage Play: Lean Harvest. Drama. Written by Ronald Jeans. Directed by Leslie Banks. Forrest Theatre: 13 Oct 1931- Nov 1931 (closing date unknown/31 performances). Cast: Vera Allen (as "Celila Hardman"), Leslie Banks (as "Nigel"), Paula Bauersmith (as "Carmen Bracegirdle") [Broadway debut], Lillian Bronson (as "Gladys/Miss Moggs"), Nigel Bruce (as "Philip Downes"), Patricia Calvert (as "Anne"), Charles Esdale [erroneously credited as Charles Edsale on opening night] (as "Duckitt"), Alfred Flanders (as "Jack Crabb"), Peggy Hovenden (as "Leila Perrett"), John Hoyt [credited as John Hoysradt] (as "Dr. Plumtree/Mr. McGowan"), A.C. Fotheringham-Lysons (as "Mr. A. Tellworthy/Dr. Fisher"), Edwin Mills (as "Richard"), Evelyn Mills (as "Ann"), Warren Mills (as "Tommy"), Leonard Mudie (as "Steven"), Molly Pearson (as "Mrs. Trent"), Ada Potter (as "Mrs. Tellworthy"), Harry Sothern (as "Mr. Featherstone"), Joaquin Souther (as "Porteous"). Produced by Kenneth Macgowan and Joseph Verner Reed.

(1932). Stage Play: Money in the Air.

(1933). Stage Play: Strange Gods. Drama.

(1933). Stage Play: I Was Waiting for You. Comedy. Written by Melville Baker. Adapted from the French of Jacques Natanson. Scenic Design by Jo Mielziner. Directed by Arthur J. Beckhard. Booth Theatre: 13 Nov 1933- Nov 1933 (closing date unknown/8 performances). Cast: Vera Allen (as "Madeleine Jadain"), Frieda Altman [erroneously credited as Freda Altman] (as "Maid"), Glenn Anders (as "Pierre Fromelin"), Clarence Bellair, Kenneth Berry, William E. Blake, Helen Brooks, Myra Brooks, Joshua Logan (as "Edouard"), Charles Maillard, Myron McCormick (as "Gaston Marchezais"), James Moreno, Frederick Roland, Harry Selby, Beverly Stigreaves, Margaret Swope, Iris Whitney (as "Young Girl") [Broadway debut], Bretaigne Windust (as "Jean Favieres"). Produced by Edward Choate.

(1935). Stage Play: At Home Abroad. Musical revue. Music by Arthur Schwartz. Lyrics by Howard Dietz. Based on material by Howard Dietz. General Musical Direction by Al Goodman. Music orchestrated by Russell Bennett, David Raksin, [error], Don Walker, Phillip Walsh and Russell Wooding. Vocal arrangements by Charles Henderson. Choreographed by Gene Snyder and Harry Losee. Directed by Vincente Minnelli (also scenic design). Dialog directed by Thomas Mitchell. Winter Garden Theatre (moved to The Majestic Theatre from 20 Jan 1936 to close): 19 Sep 1935- 7 Mar 1936 (198 performances). Cast: Beatrice Little, Eleanor Powell, Ethel Waters, Herb Williams, Joanna Allen, Vera Allen (as "Babushka," "Henrietta" and "The Woman"), Frank Baker, Mary Bay, Regina Beck, Helen Bennett, Cliff Billings, Hazel Boffinger, Theodor Bonn, Mildred Borst, Jane Burks, Mary Ann Carr, Jean Carson, Andre Charise, Geri Chopin, Douglas Daniels, Wilbur Daniels, Helene Ecklund, Eddie Foy Jr., Peggy Gallimore, Reginald Gardiner, Marjorie Gayle,, Paul Haakon, Helen Hannen, Pearl Harris, Sue Hasting's Marionettes, Julie Jenner, Neville Landor, Jane Lane, Arnold Lenhart, Rose Lieder, Fred Locke, Gene Martel, James McColl, June McNulty, Joseph Meyers, Woods Miller, John Payne, Polly Rose, Virgil Scoggins, Claire Scott, Anne St. George, Craig Stevens, Sally Warren, Leo Watson, Wildred Webb, Ruth White, Nina Whitney. Produced by Lee Shubert and J.J. Shubert.

(1936). Stage Play: The Show is On. Musical revue. Sketches by David Freedman. "Mr. Gielgud Passes By" by Moss Hart. Music mostly by Vernon Duke. Lyrics mostly by Ted Fetter. Additional music by Hoagy Carmichael, Arthur Schwartz, George Gershwin, Harold Arlen, Herman Hupfeld, Will Irwin and Richard Rodgers. Additional lyrics by Stanley Adams, Howard Dietz, Ira Gershwin, E.Y. Harburg, Herman Hupfeld, Norman Zeno and Lorenz Hart. Music orchestrated by Gordon Jenkins. Additional orchestrations by Robert Russell Bennett and Hans Spialek. Production Design by Vincente Minnelli. Conceived by Vincente Minnelli. Sketches directed by Edward C. Lilley. Choreographed by Robert Alton. "Casanova" choreographed by Harry Losee. Directed by Vincente Minnelli. Winter Garden Theatre: 25 Dec 1936- 17 Jul 1937 (236 performances). Cast: Marion Allen, Vera Allen (as "Desdemona"), Gene Ashley, Gracie Barrie, Hazel Boffinger, Kenneth Bostock, Roy Campbell's Continentals, Mary Ann Carr, Marie Carroll, Andre Charise, Dorothy Daly, Doris Donaldson, Helen Ecklund, Hugh Ellsworth, Peggy Gallimore, Reginald Gardiner (as "Shakespeare"), Paul Haakon, Pearl Harris, Irene Kelly, Jerrie Koban, Bert Lahr (as "Ronald Taylor"), Jane Lane, Beatrice Lillie (as "Go Go Benuti"), Mitzi Mayfair, June McNulty, Gertrude Medwin, Jean Moorehead, Marion Murray, Gifford Nash, Fred Nay, Mortimer O'Brien, Paul Owen, Mary Phillips, Mischa Pompianov, Ralph Riggs, Harry Rogue, Polly Rose, Richard Satterfield, Robert Shafer, Sherry Stuart, Evelyn Thawl, Willem Van Loon, Charles Waters, Mildred Webb, Duke Williams. Produced by Lee Shubert and J.J. Shubert.

(1937). Stage Play: Susan and God. Drama. Written by Rachel Crothers. Scenic Design by Jo Mielziner. Plymouth Theatre: 7 Oct 1937- Jun 1938 (closing date unknown/288 performances). Cast: Gertrude Lawrence (as "Susan Trexel'), 'Vera Allen' (as "Irene Burroughs"), Edith Atwater (as "Leonora Stubbs"), Eleanor Audley (as "Charlotte Marley"), David Byrne, Katherine Deane, Frank Fenton, Nancy Kelly (as "Blossom Trexel"), Fred Leslie (as "Hutchins Stubbs"), Paul McGrath (as "Barrie Trexel"), Bigelow Sayre. Produced by John Golden.

(1938). Stage Play: A Woman's a Fool - to Be Clever. Comedy.

(1938). Stage Play: Glorious Morning. Drama.

(1939). Stage Play: The Philadelphia Story. Comedy. Written by Philip Barry. Directed by Robert B. Sinclair. Directed by Robert B. Sinclair. Shubert Theatre: 28 Mar 1939- 30 Mar 1940 (417 performances). Cast: Vera Allen, Lorraine Bate, Shirley Booth (as "Elizabeth Imbrie"), Owen Coll (as "Thomas"), Joseph Cotten, Frank Fenton, Philip Foster, Van Heflin, Katharine Hepburn, Nicholas Joy, Lenore Lonergan, Hayden Rorke, Forrest Orr (as "William Tracy/Uncle Willy"), Myrtle Tannehill, Dan Tobin. Produced by The Theatre Guild. Note: Filmed as The Philadelphia Story (1940).

(1940). Stage Play: The Burning Deck. Comedy. Written by Andrew Rosenthal. Incidental music by Lillian Wood Krob. Directed by Robert Milton. Maxine Elliott's Theatre: 1 Mar 1940- 2 Mar 1940 (3 performances). Cast: Vera Allen (as "Cornelia Lauren"), George Calvert (as "A Native Boy"), Frank Downing (as "Raphael"), Gregory Gaye (as "Niki De Vobourg"), Russell Hardie (as "Jeffrey Brandt"), Alfred Hesse (as "Don Juan"), Dennis Hoey (as "Captain Applegate"), Mary Howes (as "Ava Andrus"), Zita Johann (as "Nina Brandt"), Edith King (as "Margaret Eaves"), George Lloyd (as "Roby Lauren"), Marion Mill (as "Baroness Maude De Rossi"), Onslow Stevens (as "Rex Wolfson"), Ivan Triesault (as "Nicholas"). Produced by Jack Small.

(1943). Stage Play: The Moon Vine. Comedy. Written by Patricia Coleman. Scenic Design and Costume Design by Lucinda Ballard. Directed by John Cromwell. Morosco Theatre: 11 Feb 1943- 27 Feb 1943 (20 performances). Cast: Robert W. Albury (as "Larkin"), Vera Allen (as "Mrs. Meade, Miss Eloise"), Ruth Anderson (as "Mattie"), Philip Bourneuf (as "Ovid Carter"), Yul Brynner (as "Andre"), Grace Coppin (as "Strother Meade"), Robert Crawley (as "Porter"), Drop Dead (as "Drop Dead"), Biddy Fleet (as "Nic"), Arthur Franz (as "Danny Hatfield"), Will Geer (as "Uncle Yancey Sylvaine"), A. Winfield Hoeny (as "Brother Walt Littlejohn"), Kate McComb (as "Miss Lucy Telfair, Aunt Lullah"), John McKee (as "Rev. Dr. Randolph Hatfield"), Michael Road (as "Fane"), Elmer Snowden (as "Pic"), Haila Stoddard (as "Mariah Meade"), Mary Lou Taylor (as "Ellen Hatfield"), Phyllis Tyler (as "Miss Francie Taylor"), Richard Tyler (as "Zack Meade"), Agnes Scott Yost (as "Mrs. Sylvaine, Miss Bessie"). Produced by Jack Kirkland.

(1944). Stage Play: The Two Mrs. Carrolls. Comedy. Written by Martin Vale. Scenic Design by Frederick Fox. Costume Design by Grace Houston. Directed by Reginald Denham. Booth Theatre: 14 Aug 1944- 3 Feb 1945 (585 performances). Cast: Elisabeth Bergner (as "Sally"), Vera Allen (as "Harriet"), Stiano Broggiotti (as "Pennington"), Michelette Burani (as "Clemence"), Victor Jory (as "Geoffrey"), Margery Maude (as "Mrs. Latham"), Philip Tonge (as "Dr. Tuttle"), Irene Worth (as "Cecily Harden"). Produced by Robert Reud and Paul Czinner. Note: Filmed by Warner Bros. as The Two Mrs. Carrolls (1947).

(1945). Stage Play: Strange Fruit. Written by Lillian Smith. Based on the novel by Lillian Smith. Directed by José Ferrer. Royale Theatre: 29 Nov 1945- 19 Jan 1946 (60 performances). Cast: Vera Allen (as "Alma Deen"), Doris Block, Alonzo Bozan, Dorothy Carter, Stephen Chase, Robert T. Daggett, Phyllis De Bus, Hanson W. Elkins, Mel Ferrer (as "Tracy Deen"), Mary Fletcher, Peter Griffith, Murray Hamilton (as "A Mill Hand"), Juan Jose Hernandez, Juano Hernandez, Earle C. Jones, Herbert Junior, Charlotte Keane, Betty Lou Keim (as "Young Laura Deen"), Francis Letton, Ralph Meeker (as "Chuck"), Jay Norris, George B. Oliver, Eugenia Rawls, Ken Renard, Esther Smith, Robinson Stone, Ralph Theodore, Edna Thomas (as "Mamie McIntosh"), Frank Tweddell, Jane White, Richard Williams, Ellsworth Wright, Ted Yaryan. Produced by José Ferrer.

(1953). Stage Play: The Ladies of the Corridor. Written by Dorothy Parker and Arnaud d'Usseau. Scenic Design and Lighting Design by Ralph Alswang. Directed by Harold Clurman. Longacre Theatre: 21 Oct 1953- 28 Nov 1953 (45 performances). Cast: Vera Allen (as "Mrs. Lauterbach") [final Broadway role], Margaret Barker (as "Constance Mercer"), Edna Best (as "Lulu Ames"), Clement Brace (as "Robert Ames"), Lonny Chapman (as "Harry"), Louis Criss (as "Casey"), Betty Field (as "Mildred Tynan"), Kate Harkin (as "Irma"), Harriet E. MacGibbon (as "Mary Linscott"), Walter Matthau (as "Paul Osgood"), Donald McKee (as "Tom Linscott"), Frances Starr (as "Mrs. Nichols"), Shepperd Strudwick (as "Charles Nichols"), Tassle (as "Sassy"), Robert Van Hooton (as "Mr. Humphries"), June Walker (as "Mrs. Gordon"), Carol Wheeler (as "Betsy Ames"). Produced by Walter Fried.

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