Appeared (as "Harry Smithers, a Cockney"; Broadway debut) in "The Emperor Jones" on Broadway (revival). Written by Eugene O'Neill
. Directed by Charles Gilpin [credited as Charles S. Gilpin]. Mayfair Theatre: 10 Nov 1926-Jan 1927 (closing date unknown/61 performances). Cast: Arthur Ames (as "Lem, a Native Chief"), George Blue (...
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[on what later became "Lady in the Dark"] Kurt Weill
and I sat at a table in a little midtown [Manhattan] restaurant and told each other vehemently why we should not write a musical comedy. We were both completely uninterested in doing a show for the sake of doing a show, in Broadway parlance, and the tight little formula of the musical comedy stage held no interest for either of us . . . We ...
Had suffered at least one heart attack prior to his fatal one. This was on October 14, 1960, while in his hotel room in Toronto, where he was holding an out-of-town audition and generally working on revisions for the soon-to-open Alan Jay Lerner
and Frederick Loewe
Broadway musical "Camelot," which he was to direct.