(1926- 1963). Active on Broadway
in the following productions:
(1926). Stage Play: Hello, Lola. Musical comedy. Book by Dorothy Donnelly. From "Seventeen" by Booth Tarkington
. Based on the stage adaptation of "Seventeen" by Hugh Stanislaus Stange
and Stannard Mears
. Music by William Kernell
. Lyrics by Dorothy Donnelly
. Musical Director: Charles Sieger. Directed by Seymour Felix
. Eltinge 42nd Street Theatre: (moved to Maxine Elliott's Theatre from 8 Feb 1926 to close): 12 Jan 1926- 20 Feb 1926 (47 performances). Cast: Avis Adair, Earl Atkinson, Edythe Baker, Sylvia Carol, Dorothy Casey, Kittye Casey, Lillian Clerke, Cullen Clewis, Elisha Cook Jr.
[credited as Elisha Cook] (as "Joe Bullitt") [Broadway debut
], George Crouch, Don DeFrancis, Nanette Flack, Jay C. Flippen
(as "Genesis"), Ben Franklin, Bert Gardner, Ben Hendricks, Richard Keene, Constance Lahleet, Nancy Lea, Frances Mildern, Albert Miller, Betty Noi, Dorothy Palmer, Virginia Ray, Diddie Read, Beatrice Reiss, Wyn Richmond (as "May Parcher"), Howard Shea, Cora Stephens, Wally Stewart, George E. Stone
[credited as Georgie Stone] (as "Johnnie Watson"), Margaret Brooke Sullivan, Larry Vale, Katherine Vercelle, Louise Vercelle, Marjorie White
, Harry Wood, Emma Wyche. Produced by Lee Shubert and J.J. Shubert.
(1926). Stage Play: Henry-Behave. Comedy/farce. Written by Lawrence Langner
. Directed by Gustav Blum. Nora Bayes Theatre: 23 Aug 1926- Nov 1926 (closing date unknown/96 performances). Cast: Walton Butterfield
(as "Clement Courtney"), Elisha Cook Jr.
(as "Dick Wilton"), Charlyne Courtland (as "Lavinia Courtney"), John Cumberland (as "Henry Wilton"), Charles De Bevoise (as "Archibald Musgrove"), Gail De Hart (as "Blanche Wilton"), Waldo Edwards
(as "Arthur Courtney"), Violet Hill (as "Susan"), Loraine Lally (as "Beatrice Beamish"), Gladys Lloyd (as "Evelyn Hollis"), Beresford Lovett
(as "Alton B. Stevens"), James Newcombe (as "Frank Adair"), Pat O'Brien
(as "Anthony Alexander"), Edward G. Robinson
(as "Westsott P. Bennett"), Darrell Starnes (as "Policeman"), Mary Walsh (as "Geraldine Tussant"), Justina Wayne (as "Kate Wilton"), Carrie Weller (as "Mrs. Huxley"), Irene Young (as "Adelaide Musgrove"), Jacob Zollinger (as "George"). Produced by Gustav Blum.
(1928). Stage Play: Her Unborn Child.
(1928). Stage Play: The Kingdom of God.
(1930). Stage Play: Many a Slip. Comedy. Comedy. Written by Edith Fitzgerald and Robert Riskin
. Directed by Robert Riskin. Little Theatre: 3 Feb 1930- Mar 1930 (closing date unknown/56 performances). Cast: Tom Brown
(as "Ted Coster"), Elisha Cook Jr.
(as "Stan Price"), Malcolm Duncan
(as "William Coster"), Maude Eburne
(as "Smithy"), Douglass Montgomery
(as "Jerry Brooks"), Dorothy Sands, Sylvia Sidney
(as "Patsy Coster"). Produced by Lew Cantor
(1931). Stage Play: Privilege Car. Melodrama.
(1932). Stage Play: Lost Boy.
(1932). Stage Play: Merry-Go-Round.
(1932). Stage Play: Chrysalis. Written by Rose Albert Porter. Directed by Theresa Helburn
. Martin Beck Theatre: 15 Nov 1932- Dec 1932 (closing date unknown/23 performances). Cast: Arling Alcine, Wihelmina Barton, Humphrey Bogart
(as "Don Ellis"), Fannie Bourke
[credited as Fan Bourke] (as "Blondie") [final Broadway
credit], Lalive Brownell, Lily Cahill, Kathleen Comegys
(as "Mrs. Haron"), Elisha Cook Jr.
(as "Honey Rogers"), Gilberte Frey, Jessie Graham, Georgie Lee Hall, Thurston Hall
(as "Judge Halman"), Hazel Hanna, Florence Heller, Henrietta Kaye, Elia Kazan
(as "Louis") [Broadway debut
], George Kinsey, Frank Layton, Phyllis Loughton, Jean MacIntyre, Kathryn McClure, Jock Munro, Mary Orr, Osgood Perkins
(as "Michael Haverill"), Beta Rothafel, Toni Sorel, Harry D. Southard, Margaret Sullavan
(as "Lyda Cose"), Russell Thayer, June Walker
(as "Eve Haron"), Harold Woodall, Edmund Ziman. Produced by Martin Beck
. Produced in association with Lawrence Langner
and Theresa Helburn.
(1933). Stage Play: Ah, Wilderness! Comedy. Written by Eugene O'Neill
. Scenic Design by Robert Edmond Jones. Directed by Philip Moeller
. Guild Theatre: 2 Oct 1933- Jun 1934 (closing date unknown/289 performances). Cast: George M. Cohan
(as "Nat Miller, owner of the Evening Globe"), Adelaide Bean
(as "Mildred Miller") [final Broadway
role], John Butler (as "Salesman"), Ruth Chorpenning (as "Norah"), Elisha Cook Jr.
(as "Richard Miller"), Ruth Gilbert (as "Muriel McCmber"), Eda Heinemann
(as "Lily Miller"), Ruth Holden (as "Belle"), Gene Lockhart
(as "Sid Davis, Essie's brother"), Majorie Marquis, Donald McClelland (as "Bartender"), William Post Jr. (as "Arthur Miller"), Richard Sterling (as "David McComber, a dry-goods merchant"), Walter Vonnegut Jr. (as "Tommy Miller"), John Wynne (as "Wint Selby, a classmate of Arthur's"). Produced by The Theatre Guild. Note: One of the biggest hits of the dismal 1933-34 Broadway
(1935). Stage Play: Crime Marches On. Farce.
(1936) Stage: Appeared (as "Bird") in "Come Angel Band" on Broadway
. Drama. Written by Dudley Nichols
and Stuart Anthony
. Directed by Melville Burke
. 46th Street Theatre: 18 Feb 1936-Feb 1936 (closing date unknown/2 performances). Cast: Arthur Barrows, Burke Clarke, Frank Conlan
, Curtis Cooksey
(as "Fate Shannon"), Clarice Cornell, J. Hammond Dailey, Joseph Eggerton, Victor Esker, Elvin Field, Joyce Gates, Arthur Griffin, J. Louis Johnson, Lester Lonergan III, Eleanor Lynn, Frederick Maynard, Edgar Nelson, Robert Pitkin, Robert Taber, George R. Taylor, Walter Wagner, Iris Whitney
(as "Beulah Shannon"), Frank Wilcox
(as "Sheriff Garr"), Robert Woods. Produced by Eugene Walter
(1963). Stage Play: Arturo Ui. Written by Bertolt Brecht
(from "The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui"). Book adapted by George Tabori
. Incidental music by Jule Styne
. Music orchestrated by Ray Ellis. Production Design by Rouben Ter-Arutunian
. Make-up Supervisor: Mitchell Erickson. Lighting Assistant: Martin Aronstein. Directed by Tony Richardson
. Lunt-Fontanne Theatre: 11 Nov 1963- 16 Nov 1963 (8 performances + 5 previews that began on 6 Nov 1963). Cast: Christopher Plummer
(as "Arturo Ui"), Michael Constantine
(as "Dogsborough"), Elisha Cook
(as "Giuseppe Givola"), Roger De Koven
(as "The Actor"), Hugh Franklin (as "Clark"), Henry Lascoe (as "Butcher"), Lionel Stander
(as "Manuele Giri"), Murvyn Vye
(as "Ernesto Roma"), Sandy Baron
(as "Bowl" / "Priest" / "Ensemble"), Leonardo Cimino
(as "Fish" / "Ensemble"), Oliver Clark
(as "Young Dogsborough"), James Coco
(as "O'Casey" / "Ensemble"), George Cotton
(as "Mulberry"), James Frawley
(as "Flake" / "Ensemble"), Harold Gary (as "Arturo Ui's Bodyguard"), Louis Guss
(as "Ragg" / "Ensemble"), Chuck Haren (as "Inna" / "Ensemble"), Diane Higgins (as "Ensemble"), Dossie Hollingsworth (as "Dockdaisy"), Bobby Dean Hooks (as "Ensemble"), John Karlen
(as "Shorty" / "Ensemble"), Frank Loren (as "Ensemble"), Gubi Mann (as "Ensemble"), John Marriott (as "Jim Crocket" / "Ensemble"), Paul Michael (as "The Barker" / "Goodwill"), David O'Brien (as "Defense Counsel" / "Ensemble"), Tom Pedi
(as "Arturo Ui's Bodyguard"), Antony Ponzini
(as "Ensemble"), Beah Richards
(as "The Woman"), Madeleine Sherwood
(as "Betty Dullfeet"), William Shust (as "Sheet" / "Ensemble"), Jim Stark (as "Ensemble"), Glenn Stensel (as "Doctor" / "Ensemble"), Warren Wade (as "Gaffles" / "Judge"), Robert Weil
(as "Ignatius Dullfeet"). Produced by David Merrick
. Associate Producer: Neil Hartley.
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