The First Born. Melodrama. Written by Francis Powers
[earliest Broadway credit]. Directed by David Belasco
. Manhattan Theatre: 5 Oct 1897- unknown (unknown performances). Cast: Charles Bryant
(as "Man Low Yek") [Broadway debut], Carrie E. Powers (as "Chan Lee"), Francis Powers (as "Chan Wang"). Produced by David Belasco
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G. Charles Bryant
Did You Know?
(1912-1925) Lived with legendary actress Alla Nazimova
in a "lavender marriage" to protect from rumors of both their sexualities. His actual marriage in 1925 revealed that his "marriage" to Nazimova had been a sham, resulting in a great deal of damaging publicity for her.