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Ballets: "The Guests"; "Cain".

Active on Broadway in the following productions:

Incidental music to the plays "Julius Caesar"; "Danton"; "Androcles and the Lion"; "Another Part of the Forest"; "King Lear"; "A Midsummer Night's Dream"; "A Winter's Tale"; and "Toys in the Attic".

Off-Broadway score for "No for an Answer".

Operas: "Regina" (Koussevitzky Foundation commission); One-act opera: "I've Got the Tune" (radio); "Triple Sec"; and "Harpies" (League of Composers commission). *

Translator and adaptor of "The Threepenny Opera" and "Mother Courage".

Works: "Piano Sonata"; "Serenade" (string quartet); "The Airborne Symphony"; "Freedom Morning" (symphonic poem); "Piano Concerto"; "This is the Garden" (cantata); "Six Elizabethan Songs"; and "From Marion's Book".

Juno (1959). Musical comedy. Book by Joseph Stein. Based on "Juno and the Paycock" by Sean O'Casey. Music by Marc Blitzstein. Lyrics by Marc Blitzstein. Musical Director: Robert Emmett Dolan. Music orchestrated by Robert Russell Bennett, Marc Blitzstein and Hershy Kay. Scenic Design by Oliver Smith. Costume Design by Irene Sharaff. Lighting Design by Peggy Clark. Choreographed by Agnes de Mille. Directed by José Ferrer. Winter Garden Theatre: 9 Mar 1959- 21 Mar 1959 (16 performances). Cast: Shirley Booth (as "Juno Boyle"), Melvyn Douglas (as "Captain Jack Boyle"), Monte Amundsen (as "Mary Boyle"), Nancy Andrews (as "Mrs. Brady"), Chuck Bennett (as "Dancer"), Clarice Blackburn (as "Mrs. Tancred"), Frank Carroll (as "Furniture Removal Man/Singer"), Tom Clancy (as "I.R.A. Man"), Gemze de Lappe (as "Molly"), Loren Driscoll (as "Jerry Devine"), Sharon Enoch (as "Dancer"), Anne Fielding (as "Singer"), Ted Forlow (as "Singer/Dancer"), Rico Froehlich (as "Sullivan/Policeman/Singer"), Cleo Fry (as "Singer"), Beulah Garrick (as "Miss Quinn"), Mickey Gunnerson (as "Dancer"), Earl Hammond (as "Charlie Bentham"), Pat Heyes (as "Dancer"), Curtis Hood (as "Dancer"), Robert Hoyem (as "I.R.A. Singer"), Pat Huddleston (as "Singer"), Scott Hunter (as "Dancer"), Gail Johnston (as "Singer"), Rosemary Jourdan (as "Dancer"), Gene Kelton (as "Dancer"), Liam Lenihan (as "Needle Nugent"), Barbara Lockard (as "Singer"), Betty Low (as "Mrs. Dwyer"), Annabelle Lyon (as "Dancer"), Jack MacGowran (as "Joxer Daly"), James Maher (as "Dancer"), Enrique Martinez (as "Dancer"), Jack Murray (as "I.R.A. Man/Singer"), Howard Parker (as "Dancer"), Julian Patrick (as "Paddy Coyne/Singer"), Tommy Rall (as "Johnny Boyle"), George Ritner (as "Furniture Removal Man/Singer"), Arthur Rubin (as "Foley"), Robert Rue (as "Michael Brady/Singer"), Pat Ruhl (as "Singer"), Jim Ryan (as "Dancer"), Diana Sennett (as "Singer"), Joanne Spiller (as "Singer"), Jean Stapleton (as "Mrs. Madigan"), Glen Tetley (as "Dancer"), Sada Thompson (as "Mrs. Coyne"), James Tushar (as "Singer"), Marjorie Wittmer (as "Dancer"), Jenny Workman (as "Dancer"). Understudues: Tom Clancy (as "Joxer Daly/Needle Nugent"), Anne Fielding (as "Mary Boyle"), Ted Forlow (as "Charlie Bentham/Johnny Boyle"), Cleo Fry (as "Mrs. Brady"), Sandra Kent (as "Juno Boyle"), Walter Kinsella (as "Captain Jack Boyle") [final Broadway role], Barbara Lockard (as "Miss Quinn/Mrs. Coyne"), Joanne Spiller (as "Mrs. Madigan/Mrs. Tancred"), James Tushar (as "Jerry Devine"), Jenny Workman (as "Molly"). Produced by The Playwright's Company (Maxwell Anderson [posthumous credit], S.N. Behrman, Elmer Rice, Robert E. Sherwood, Sidney Howard), Oliver Smith and Oliver Rea. Associate Producer: Lyn Austin.

(1947). Stage Play: The Cradle Will Rock. Musical/drama (revival). Book by Marc Blitzstein. Music and Lyrics by Marc Blitzstein. Musical Director: Howard Shanet. Directed by Howard Da Silva. Mansfield Theatre (moved to The Broadway Theatre from 28 Jan 1948- close): 26 Dec 1947- 7 Feb 1948 (34 performances). Cast: Jack Albertson (as "Yasha"), Lucretia Anderson (as "Chorus"), Leonard Bernstein (as "Clerk"), Howard Blaine (as "President Prexy"), Edward Bryce (as "Gent/Bugs"), Robert Burr (as "Chorus"), Taggart Casey (as "Cop"), Rex Coston (as "First Reporter"), Chandler Cowles (as "Dauber"), Stephen West (as "Downer Steve"), Alfred Drake (as "Larry Foreman"), Brooks Dunbar (as "Editor Daily"), John Fleming (as "Chorus"), Ray Fry (as "Professor Scoot"), Will Geer (as "Mr. Mister"), Edmund Hewitt (as "Professor Mamie"), Gil Houston (as "Second Reporter"), Jo Hurt (as "Sister Mister"), Dennis King Jr. (as "Junior Mister"), Marie Leidal (as "Sadie Polock"), Leslie Litomy (as "Professor Trixie"), Estelle Loring (as "Moll"), Harold Patrick (as "Reverend Salvation"), Robert Pierson (as "Doctor Specialist"), Michael Pollock (as "Chorus"), Germaine Poulin (as "Chorus"), Napoleon Reed (as "Chorus"), Walter Scheff (as "Gus Polock"), Hazel Shermet (as "Attendant's Voice"), Muriel Smith (as "Ella Hammer"), David Thomas (as "Harry Druggist"), Vivian Vance (as "Mrs. Mister"), Gwen Ward (as "Chorus'), 'Jesse White' (as "Dick"). Produced by Michael Myerberg.

(1956) Bertolt Brecht, Kurt Weill and his musical, "The ThreePenny Opera", was performed at the Royal Court Theatre in London, England with Bill Owen in the cast. Sam Wanamaker was the director. Berthold Goldschmidt was the musical director.

(1946). Stage Play: A Pound on Demand/Androcles and the Lion [production played in repertory with King Henry VIII, What Every Woman Knows, John Gabriel Borkman]. International Theatre: 19 Dec 1946- 22 Feb 1947 (40 performances). A Pound on Demand. Drama: Written by Sean O'Casey. Scenic Design and Costume Design by Wolfgang Roth. Directed by Victor Jory. Cast: Philip Bourneuf (as "Jerry"), Cavada Humphrey (as "Girl in Charge"), Eugene Stuckmann (as "Policeman"), Ernest Truex (as "Sammy"), Margaret Webster (as "Woman"). Androcles and the Lion. Comedy: Written by George Bernard Shaw. Incidental music by Marc Blitzstein. Scenic Design and Costume Design by Wolfgang Roth. Directed by Margaret Webster. Cast: Don Allen (as "Ensemble"), Emery Battis (as "Christian"), John Becher (as "Lion"), John Behney (as "Ensemble"), Philip Bourneuf (as "Caesar"), Angus Cairns (as "Metellus"), Michel Corhan (as "Ensemble"), June Duprez (as "Lavinia"), Marion Evenson (as "Megaera"), Thomas Grace (as "Ensemble'), Raymond Greenleaf' (as "Editor"), Bart Henderson (as "Ensemble"), Cavada Humphrey (as "Christian"), Fred Hunter (as "Ensemble"), Anne Jackson (as "Christian"), Victor Jory (as "Ferrovius"), Arthur Keegan (as "Beggar/Call-boy"), Donald Keyes (as "Christian"), Robert Leser (as "Ensemble"), Gerald McCormack (as "Ensemble"), Mary Alice Moore (as "Christian"), Robert Rawlings (as "Ox-driver"), John Straub (as "Centurian"), Eugene Stuckmann (as "Lentulus"), Theodore Tenley (as "Christian"), Ernest Truex (as "Androcles"), Gloria Valborg (as "Christian"), Eli Wallach (as "Spintho"), Richard Waring (as "Captain"), William Windom (as "Retiarius"), Ed Woodhead (as "Menagerie Keeper"), Efrem Zimbalist Jr. (as "Secutor"). Produced by The American Repertory Theatre.

(1938). Stage Play: Danton's Death. Drama (revival). Music by Marc Blitzstein. Written by Geoffrey Dunlop. Based on the German of Georg Buchner. Scenic Design by Jan Tichacek. Directed by Orson Welles. (1938). Mercury Theatre: 2 Nov 1938- Nov 1938 (closing date unknown/21 performances). Cast: William Alland (as "Servant to Danton"), Ellen Andrews (as "Voice in the Street"), Richard Baer (as "Convention Attendant"), Fay Baker (as "Voice in the Street"), Edgar Barrier (as "Camille Desmoulins"), John Berry (as "Gaoler"), Joseph Cotten (as "Barrere"), Helen Coule (as "Voice in the Street"), George Duthie (as "1st Old Man/President of the Convention"), Ross Elliott (as "Convention Attendant"), Morgan Farley (as "Heralut De Sechelles"), Ruth Ford (as "Rosalie"), Arlene Francis (as "Marion"), Martin Gabel (as "Danton"), Sparke Hastings (as "Member of the Convention"), Arthur Hoffe (as "Voice in the Street"), Guy Kingsley (as "Lacroix"), William Mowry (as "Member of the Convention"), Edgerton Paul (as "Servant to Danton"), Stanley Poss (as "Servant to Danton"), Stephen Roberts (as "Member of the Convention"), Erskine Sanford (as "Philppeau/2nd Old Man"), Sanford Siegel (as "Voice in the Street"), Vladimir Sokoloff (as "Robespierre"), Anna Stafford (as "Julie"), Fred Thompson (as "Voice in the Street"), Evelyn Wahl (as "Lucile"), Orson Welles (as "St. Just"), Mary Wickes (as "Christine"), Richard Wilson (as "Legendre"), Eustace Wyatt (as "Fouquier"). Produced by Orson Welles and John Houseman.

(1956). Stage Play: King Lear. Tragedy (revival). Written by William Shakespeare. Musical score by Marc Blitzstein. Associate Director: Emerson Crocker. Directed by Orson Welles. City Center: 12 Jan 1956- 29 Jan 1956 (21 performances). Cast: Orson Welles (as "King Lear of Britain"), Art Alisi (as "Knight/Officer"), David Anthony (as "Knight/Officer"), Jack Aronson (as "Tenant to Gloucester/Gentleman"), Julian Barry (as "Knight/Officer"), Robert Blackburn (as "King of France"), Sorrell Booke (as "Duke of Albany"), Robert Burr (as "Servant to Cornwall/Captain"), Francis Carpenter (as "Oswald, Goneril's Steward"), Tom Clancy (as "Curan"), John Colicos (as "Edmund, Gloucester's Bastard Son"), Thayer David (as "Duke of Cornwall"), Roy Dean (as "Earl of Kent"), Richard Edelman (as "Knight/Officer"), Alvin Epstein (as "Fool"), Geraldine Fitzgerald (as "Goneril, Lear's Daughter"), Robert Fletcher (as "Edgar, Gloucester's Son"), Richard Hill (as "Knight/Officer"), Viveca Lindfors (as "Cordelia,Lear's Daughter"), Walter Mathews (as "Duke of Burgundy/Doctor"), Kenneth Mays (as "Knight/Officer"), Thomas Newman (as "Knight/Officer"), Lou Perri (as "Knight/Officer"), James T. Pritchett (as "Knight/Officer"), Don Ratka (as "Knight/Officer"), Lester Rawlins (as "Earl of Gloucester"), Sylvia Short (as "Regan, Lear's Daughter"), Robert Weaver (as "Knight/Officer"), Michael Yuda (as "Knight/Officer"). Understudy: Anne Meacham. Produced by New York City Center Theatre Company (Jean Dalrymple: Director). Produced by arrangement with Martin Gabel and Henry M. Margolis.

(October 22, 2001) His musical, "No for An Answer," was performed in an American Conservatory Theatre production in San Francisco, California. Carey Perloff was director.

(November 14, 1938) He wrote sketches for the musical revue, "Pins and Needles," in the Labor Stage Players production national tour at the Hanna Theatre in Cleveland, Ohio. Arthur Arent, Emmanuel Eisenberg, Charles Friedman, David Gregory, Joseph Schrank, Arnold B. Horwitt, John LaTouche, and Harold Rome wrote sketches to the revue. Katherine Dunham was choreographer. Harold Rome also wrote music and lyrics.

(December 1, 1940) He wrote sketches for the musical revue, "Pins and Needles," win the National Tour of the Labor Stage Players production at the Hanna Theatre in Cleveland, Ohio. Harold Rome wrote the music and lyrics. Max Danish devised the title. Arthur Arent wrote additional sketches. Katherine Dunham was choreographer.

(October 17, 1960) He composed music for William Shakespeare's play, "A Midsummer's Night Dream," in an American Shakespeare Festival production at the Hanna Theatre in Cleveland, Ohio with Bert Lahr, Mitchell Agruss, Rae Allen, Clayton Corzatte, Will Geer, John Harkins, Mariette Hartley, William Hickey, Patrick Hines, Margaret Phillips, Richard Waring, Douglas Watson, Christopher Agruss, Alexandra Berlin, Constance Bollinger, John Dorman, Ellen Geer, Sheila Handelman, Joseph Klimowski, Alfred Lavorato, Christopher Lloyd, Susan Ludlow, Arthur Malet, David Margulies, Suzanne Osborne, Billy Partello, Howard Poyrow, Robert Reilly, George Sampson, Stephen Strimpell, Alex Viespi, and Wisner Washam in the cast. David Hays and Peter Wexler were set designer. Thea Neu and Dorothy Jeakins were costume designers. George Balanchine and Diane Forhan were choreographers. Jack Landau was director.

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