(1922- 1954). Performed on Broadway
in the following productions:
(1922). Stage Play: Kempy. Comedy. Written by J.C. Nugent
and Elliott Nugent
. Directed by Augustin Duncan. Belmont Theatre: 15 May 1922- Jun 1922 (closing date unknown/38 performances). Cast: Robert Lee Allen, Helen Carew
(as "Jane Wade") [Broadway debut
], Jessie Crommette, Grant Mitchell
, Elliott Nugent, Lotus Robb
(as "Katherine Bence"). Produced by Richard G. Herndon. Note: Filmed by MGM as Wise Girls
(1929) (Ms. Carew's role was taken by Leora Spellman
in the film version).
(1923). Stage Play: Roger Bloomer. Written by John Howard Lawson
. 48th Street Theatre: 1 Mar 1923- Apr 1923 (closing date unknown/50 performances). Cast: Halliam Bosworth (as "An Old Man/A Detective"), Alan Bunce (as "Office Assistant"), Frederick Burton (as "Elliott T. Rumsey"), Louis Calhern
(as "Eugene Poppin"), Helen Carew
(as "Another Salesgirl"), John Hammond Dailey
(as "A College Examiner"), Margaret Fareleigh (as "A Street Walker"), Robert H. Forsythe (as "Office Assistant"), Mary Fowler (as "Louise"), Harry Hahn (as "Office Assistant/Another Drug Clerk"), Mina Henderson (as "Creature in a Dream"), John C. Hickey (as "Mr. Poppin"), Isabel Hill (as "Mary, The Maid"), Emil Hoch
Attendant"), Henry Hull
(as "Roger Bloomer"), Thomas J. Keogh (as "A Judge"), Kate Morgan (as "Small Old Woman"), James G. Morton (as "Another Old Man"), Caroline Newcombe (as "Mrs. Bloomer"), Fletcher Norton
(as "A Ragged Man"), Julia Ralph
(as "A Landlady"), Rolph Ryan (as "Office Assistant"), Louis Segal (as "Creature in a Dream"), Helen Van Hoose (as "Miss Burns/Tall Old Woman"), Walter Walker (as "Everett Bloomer"), Charles Webster (as "Drug Clerk"), Sylvia Wiles (as "Creature in a Dream"), Adelaide Wilson (as "Emma, The Stenographer"). Produced by The Equity Players Inc.
(1942). Stage Play: Broken Journey. Drama. Written by Andrew Rosenthal. Directed by Arthur Hopkins
. Henry Miller's Theatre: 23 Jun 1942- 11 Jul 1942 (23 performances). Cast: Warner Anderson
(as "Dan Hardeen"), Edith Atwater
(as "Christina Landers"), Helen Carew
(as "Essie"), Zita Johann
(as "Rachel Thatcher Arlen") [final Broadway
role], Joan McSweeney (as "Trina"), Phyllis Povah
(as "Belle Newell"), Tom Powers
(as "Hale Thatcher"). Produced by Martin Burton.
(1954). Stage Play: The Traveling Lady. Music by Milton Davidson. Written by Horton Foote
. Directed by Vincent J. Donehue
. Playhouse Theatre: 27 Oct 1954- 20 Nov 1954 (30 performances). Cast: Helen Carew
(as "Clara Breedlove") [final Broadway
role], Lonny Chapman, Kathleen Comegys
(as "Mrs. Tillman"), Jack Lord
(as "Slim Murray"), Mary Perry, Brook Seawell, Tony Sexton, Katherine Squire, Kim Stanley
(as "Georgette Thomas"), Calvin Thomas. Produced by The Playwrights' Company (Maxwell Anderson
, S.N. Behrman
, Elmer Rice
, Robert E. Sherwood
, Sidney Howard
(1924). Stage Play: The Rising Son. Comedy. Written by J.C. Nugent
and Elliott Nugent
. Directed by J.C. Nugent. Klaw Theatre: 27 Oct 1924- Nov 1924 (closing date unknown/16 performances). Produced by Marc Klaw Inc.
(1925). Stage Play: Human Nature. Comedy. Written by Elliott Nugent
. Directed by J.C. Nugent
and Frederick Stanhope
. Liberty Theatre: 24 Sep 1925- Sep 1925 (closing date unknown/4 performances). Cast: Helen Carew
(as "Mrs. Dr. Langdon"), Frank Conroy (as "Phil Holt"), Mary Duncan (as "Bess Flanders"), Sue MacManamy (as "Mrs. Trayne"), John Marston (as "Jim Trayne"), Master Edwin Mills (as "Dicky Langdon"), Brandon Tynan
(as "Mr. Hale"), Fritz Williams (as "Dr. Langdon"). Produced by Gene Buck.
(January 24, 1939) She played Mrs. Webb in Thornton Wilder's play, "Our Town," at the Selwyn Theatre in Chicago, Illinois with Frank Craven (stage manager); James Spottswood (Dr. Gibbs); Evelyn Varden (Mrs. Gibbs); Thomas W. Ross (Mr. Webb); John Craven (George Gibbs); Dorothy McGuire (Emily Webb); Patricia Roe (Rebecca Gibbs); Raymond Rose; Tom Fadden; Charles Wiley Jr.; Walter O. Hill; Milton Parsons; Dora Merande; E. Irving Locke; Billy Redfield; William Wadsworth; and Edward P. Goodnow in the cast.
(January 5, 1939) She acted in Thornton Wilder's play, "Our Town," at the Hanna Theatre in Cleveland, Ohio with Frank Craven, Evelyn Varden, James Spottswood, Raymond Roe, Tom Fadden, John Craven, Patricia Roe, Charles Wiley Jr., Dorothy McGuire, Thomas W. Ross, Walter O. Hill, Alice Donaldson, Thomas Coley, Katharine Raht, Milton Parsons, William Roerick, Doro Merande, E. Irving Locke, Billy Redfield, William Wadsworth, and Edward P. Goodnow in the cast. Raymond Sovey was set designer. Helene Pons was costume designer. Jed Harris was producer and director.
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