(1909- 1957). Active on Broadway
in the following productions:
(1909). Stage Play: The Happy Marriage. Comedy. Written by Clyde Fitch
credit during lifetime]. Directed by Clyde Fitch. Garrick Theatre: 12 Apr 1909- May 1909 (closing date unknown/24 performances). Cast: Edwin Arden, C.A. Chandos, Dudley Digges
, May Donahue, Frank Gheen, Grace Goodall, Albert Hackett
], Doris Keane, Milton Sills
. Produced by Charles Frohman
(1916). Stage Play: Just a Woman. Written by Eugene Walter
. 48th Street Theatre: 17 Jan 1916- May 1916 (closing date unknown/136 performances). Cast: George Stuart Christie, James Eagle, Robert Forrest, Robert Gaffney, Albert Hackett
, Will Howard, David Howell Lindley, Frank Monroe, John Sanders, Frank Torpey, Josephine Victor
, George Williams, Rose Winter. Produced by Lee Shubert and J.J. Shubert.
(1922). Stage Play: Up the Ladder. Drama. Written by Owen Davis
. Directed by Lumsden Hare
. Playhouse Theatre: 6 Mar 1922- Jun 1922 (closing date unknown/117 performances). Cast: Mary Brandon (as "Rosalind Henley"), Frederick Brennan (as "Dr. Maynard"), Nannette Comstock (as "Mary"), Claude Cooper
(as "Bert Muller"), Edward Donnelly (as "Joe Henley"), George Farren (as "Henry Smith"), Albert Hackett
(as "Jerry"), Grace Heyer (as "Ellen"), Mary Jeffery (as "Mrs. Muller"), Paul Kelly
(as "John Allen"), Doris Kenyon (as "Jane"), Adele Klaer (as "Eva Wilmers"), George Le Guere (as "Stanley Grant"), Anna Marston (as "Lucy"), Robert Middlemass
(as "Dick Wilmers"). Produced by William A. Brady
(1923). Stage Play: The Nervous Wreck. Comedy. Written by Owen Davis
. Based a story by E.J. Rath
. Directed by Addison Pitt. Sam H. Harris Theatre: 9 Oct 1923- Jun 1924 (closing date unknown/279 performances). Cast: Edward Arnold
, Joseph Brennan
, Hobart Cavanaugh
(as "Mort"), Albert Hackett
, Riley Hatch
, William Holden
, Otto Kruger
, J. Elmer Thomson, June Walker
, Winifred Wellington, Jay Wilson. Produced by Lewis (Albert Lewis) & Gordon (Max Gordon
credit]). Note: This served as the basis for the reworking of the 1928 Broadway
production of "Whoopee" and the film, Whoopee!
(1925). Stage Play: Twelve Miles Out. Melodrama/romance. Written by William Anthony McGuire. Directed by Ira Hards
and William Anthony McGuire
. Playhouse Theatre: 16 Nov 1925- Apr 1926 (closing date unknown/188 performances). Cast: Lance Burritt, F.H. Day, Mildred Florence, Gilbert Girard, Peter Chong Goe, Albert Hackett
(as "Charles Raymond, or Chuck, Jane's brother"), Alfred Hesse
[credited as Alfred A. Hesse], Frank Hilton, James P. Houston, Saul Z. Martell, Howard Morgan, Frank Shannon, John Westley
(as "John Burton"), Warren William
(as "Gerald Fay"). Produced by William Anthony McGuire.
(1927). Stage Play: Off-Key. Drama. Written by Arthur Caesar
. Belmont Theatre: 8 Feb 1927- Feb 1927 (closing date unknown/16 performances). Cast: Margaret Douglass, Florence Eldridge, Albert Hackett
(as "Tommy Neville"), Kenneth Hunter, McKay Morris, Katherine Revner, Lucile Watson. Produced by Robert V. Newman.
(1927). Stage Play: Ten Per Cent. Comedy. Written by Eugene Davis. Directed by Thomas E. Jackson
. George M. Cohan's Theatre: 13 Sep 1927- Oct 1927 (closing date unknown/23 performances). Cast: Roger Allen, Florence Arden, Violet Barney, Patricia Calvert, Frank Dae
(as "Frederick Merton"), Walter Ferrell, Albert Hackett
(as "Roy Tracey"), Myra Hampton
(as "Pearl"), Robert Leonard, Edward O'Connor
(as "The Character Man"), Walter Plimmer
, Clifton Self, Nancy Sheridan, John Williams
(as "James Depew"). Produced by Thomas E. Jackson and H.S. Kraft
(1928). Stage Play: Mirrors. Written by Milton Herbert Gropper
. Directed by Albert Lewis. Forrest Theatre: 18 Jan 1928- Jan 1928 (closing date unknown/13 performances). Cast: Patricia Barclay, Joan Brown, Dorothea Chard (as "Phyllis Langdon"), Bruce Evans, Franklyn Fox
(as "Donald Dean"), Gene Raymond
(as "Calvin Trask") [credited as Raymond Guion], Albert Hackett
(as "Roger King"), Hale Hamilton (as "Gilbert Norton"), Jack MacLennan, Marie Nordstrom, Lea Penman
(as "Mrs. Trask"), Gerald Phillips, Alan Purling, Sylvia Sidney
(as "Mary Norton"), Richard Sterling. Produced by Albert Lewis.
(1928). Stage Play: Whoopee! Musical comedy. Material adaption by William Anthony McGuire
. Based on "The Nervous Wreck" by Owen Davis
. Music by Walter Donaldson
. Lyrics by Gus Kahn
. Musical Director: Gustave Salzer. Dialogue directed by William Anthony McGuire. Dances and Ensembles Staged by Seymour Felix. Directed by Seymour Felix. New Amsterdam Theatre: 4 Dec 1928- 23 Nov 1929 (407 performances). Cast included: Eddie Cantor
, Jean Ackerman, Josephine Adair, Sylvia Adam, Colette Ayers, Agnes Ayres, Mabel Baade, Peggy Bancroft, Elsie Behrens, Olive Brady, Ann Brown, Dorothy Brown, Sam Bunin, Katherine Burke, Spencer Charters
, Chief Caupolican, Frank Colletti, Marie Conway, Mary Coyle, Myrna Darby, Ruth Downey, Betty Dumbris, Madeline Dunbar, Buddy Ebsen
, Bill Erickson, Ruth Etting, Harold Ettos, Muriel Flood, Hazel Forbes, Bob Forte, Tamara Geva
, Jack Gifford, Gladys Glad, Betty Gray, Muriel Gray, Paul Gregory, Edouard Grobe, Francis Guinan, Albert Hackett
(as "Chester Underwood"), Vivian Hall, James P. Houston, Meredith Howard, Don Hudson, Tom Hughes, Yvonne Hughes, Elenor Hunt, George Huntington, Jack James, Mary Jane, Louise Joyce, Lillian Knight, David Labris, Wynne Lark, Helen Lehigh, Tom Leventhal, Jack Lewis, Olga Loft, Elaine Mann, Chas. Mayon, Freda Mierse, Frieda Mierse, Gwendolyn Milne, Joe Minitello, Louis Morrell, Catherine Moylan, Edward Nadeau, Pat O'Day, Agnes O'Laughlin, Lillian Ostrum, Connie Owens, Dorothy Paterson, Dorothy Patterson, Charles Pettinger, Will H. Philbrick, Valerie Raemier, Pauline Ray, Bob Rice, Rita Riecker, Marion Roberts, Waldo Roberts, Jerry Rogers, Irving Ross, Jack Rutherford, Jack Shaw, Ethel Shutta, Adele Smith, Frances Upton
, Helen Walsh, Matt Webster, Bobbe Weeks, Bobbie Wellsley, Gil White. Produced by Florenz Ziegfeld Jr.
(1930). Stage Play: Up Pops the Devil. Comedy. Written by Albert Hackett
and Frances Goodrich
. Directed by 'Worthington Miner'qv. Theatre Masque: 1 Sep 1930- Jan 1931 (closing date unknown/148 performances). Cast: Florence Auer, Spencer Barnes, Sally Bates, George W. Callahan, Brian Donlevy
(as "George Kent"), Albert Hackett (as "Biney"), Henry Howard, Jack Klendon, John Marston, Janet McLeay, Mabel Montgomery, James G. Morton, Roger Pryor, Mildred Wall. Produced by Lee Shubert.
(1931). Stage Play: Everybody's Welcome. Musical comedy. Music by Sammy Fain
credit]. Book by Lambert Carroll. Based on "Up Pops the Devil" by Frances Goodrich
and Albert Hackett
. Lyrics by Irving Kahal. Musical Director: Tom Jones. Additional music by Harry Revel, Herman Hupfeld
and Manning Sherwin
. Additional lyrics by Herman Hupfeld, Mack Gordon
, Edward Eliscu
, Arthur Lippmann and Milton Pascal
. Choreographed by William Holbrook, under the supervision of Albertina Rasch
. Scenic Design by Watson Barratt. Costume Design by Ernest Schrapps and Alison McLellan Hunter. Directed by William Mollison. Shubert Theatre: 13 Oct 1931- 13 Feb 1932 (139 performances). Cast: Spencer Barnes
(as "Laundryman"), Jack Barratt (as "Ensemble"), Mary Brooks (as "Dora/Ensemble"), Andrew Carr (as "Buddy Hill/Specialty Dancer"), Louise Carr (as "Specialty Dancer"), Gladys Carter (as "Ensemble"), Ruth Cook (as "Albertina Rasch Girl"), Virginia Davis (as "Ensemble"), Carl Duart (as "Ensemble"), Elsie Duffy (as "Jane/Ensemble"), Charles Garland (as "Mr. Platt/Ensemble") [final Broadway
role], Donald Gordon (as "Ensemble"), Louise Hansen (as "Premier Danseuse/Albertina Rasch Girl"), Thomas Harty (as "A Drunk"), Helen Hawkins (as "Ensemble"), Edna Hedin (as "Helen/Ensemble"), Dorothy Koster (as "Ensemble"), Ann Sothern
[credited as Harriette Lake] (as "Ann Cathway"), Beatrice Lauri (as "Albertina Rasch Girl"), Cecil Lean
(as "George Kent"), Bernice Lee (as "Grace"), Clark Leston (as "Ensemble"), Sally Lynne (as "Ensemble"), Charles McClelland (as "Ensemble"), Jack Moore (as "Ensemble"), Edwin Murray (as "Ensemble"), Hazzard Newberry (as "Ensemble"), Jean Newcombe
(as "Mrs. Geroge Kent"), Lucille Osborn (as "Mrs. Platt"), Naida Pahl (as "Trixie/Ensemble"), Tesha Pearson (as "Albertina Rasch Girl"), Ann Pennington
(as "Louella Carroll"), Una Ralph (as "Albertina Rasch Girl"), Evan Ritter (as "Ensemble"), Roy Roberts
(as "Gilbert Morrell"), Etna Ross (as "Ensemble"), Jack Ross (as "Kelly/Ensemble"), Oscar Shaw
(as "Steve Merrick"), Jack Sheehan
(as "Biny Hatfield"), Phoebe Wallace (as "Betty"), Frances Williams (as "Polly Bascom"). Produced by Lee Shubert and J.J. Shubert.
(1932). Stage Play: Bridal Wise. Comedy. Written by Albert Hackett
and Frances Goodrich
. Directed by Frank Craven. Cort Theatre: 30 May 1932- Sep 1932 (closing date unknown/128 performances). Cast: Victor Beecroft, Raymond Bishop, Blythe Daly, Ella Gordon, Jackie Kelk, Madge Kennedy
(as "Joyce Burroughs"), Ben Lackland
(as "Gordon"), Thelma Marsh, Lew Payton, Sara Perry, James Rennie, Raymond Walburn
(as "Gidney Weems"), George Wright, Jr. Produced by Sigourney Thayer.
(1941). Stage Play: Mr. and Mrs. North. Written by Owen Davis
, from the stories by Frances Lockridge and Richard Lockridge. Scenic Design by Jo Mielziner
. Directed by Alfred De Liagre Jr.
Belasco Theatre: 12 Jan 1941- 31 May 1941 (163 performances). Cast: Wylie Adams, William Barry, Carter Blake, Peggy Conklin (as "Mrs. North"), Horace Cooper (as "Fuller Brush Man"), Owen Davis Jr., Gordon Duff, Harold Grau
, Albert Hackett
(as "Mr. North"), Don Haggerty, Stanley Jessup
(as "Inspector O'Malley"), Catherine Lawrence, Lex Lindsay, Joan Marlowe, Lewis Martin, Millard Mitchell
(as "Detective Mullins"), Philip Ober
, Tito Vuolo, Fank Wilcox, Barbara Woodell. Produced by Alfred De Liagre Jr.
(1942). Stage Play: The Great Big Doorstep. Comedy. Written by Frances Goodrich
and Albert Hackett
. Based on the novel by E.P. O'Donnell. Directed by Herman Shumlin
. Morosco Theatre: 26 Nov 1942- 19 Dec 1942 (28 performances). Cast: Louis Calhern
(as "Commodore"), Dorothy Gish
(as "Mrs. Crochet"), Ralph Bell, Nat Burns, Clay Clement
(as "Dewey Crochet"), Robert Crawley, Joy Geffen, Jack Manning, Gerry Matthews, Dick Monahan, John Morny, Jeanne Perkins Smith, Morton Stevens
(as "Beaumont Crochet"). Produced by Herman Shumlin.
(1955). Stage Play: The Diary of Anne Frank. Drama. Produced by Kermit Bloomgarden.
(2014-2015 Season) Frances Goodrich and his stage adaptation of "The Diary of Anne Frank," was performed at the Writers Theatre in Chicago, Illinois. Jack Magaw was scenic designer. Josh Schmidt was sound designer.
(1937) Frances Goodrich and his play, "Western Union, Please," was performed at the Cape Playhouse in Dennis, Massachusetts with Percy Kilbride in the cast.
(October 6, 1941) Frances Goodrich and his play, "Father's Day," was performed in a world premiere at the Hanna Theatre in Cleveland, Ohio.
(January 27, 1958) He and Frances Goodrich adapted Anne Frank's diary, "The Diary of Anne Frank," at the Hanna Theatre in Cleveland, Ohio with Joseph Schildkraut in the cast
(March 3 to April 2, 1977) Frances Goodrich and his dramatization of the memoir, "Anne Frank: Diary of A Young Girl," was performed at the Actors Theatre of Louisville (Mainstage) in Louisville, Kentucky with Bob Burrus (Mr. Frank); Nan Wray (Miep); Adale O'Brien (Mrs. Van Daan); John H. Fields (Mr. Van Daan); Harry Groener (Peter Van Daan); Deborah Trissel (Mrs. Frank); Darian Haley Harris (Margot Frank); Marcel Rosenblatt (Anne Frank); Joseph Costa (Mr. Kraler) and Earle Edgerton (Mr. Dussel) in the cast. Israel Hicks was director.
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