(1924) Stage: Wrote "The Firebrand", produced on Broadway
. Comedy. Morosco Theatre: 15 Oct 1924-May 1925 (closing date unknown/261 performances). Cast: Hortense Alden
(as "Emelia"), Dorothy Bicknell, Nana Bryant
, Kenneth Dana, Eleanor Ewing, Wallace Fortune, George Drury Hart, Marie Haynes, Scott Hirschberg, Allyn Joslyn
(as "Polverino"), J. Ellis Kirkman, Florence Mason, Charles McCarthy, Frank Morgan
(as "Alessandro, the Duke of Florence"), Philip Niblette, Edward Quinn, Edward G. Robinson
(as "Ottaviano"), Joseph Schildkraut
(as "Benvenuto Cellini"), Wilbert Shields, Roland Winters
(as "Gentleman of the Court" / "Soldier"). Produced by Laurence Schwab
, Horace Liveright and Frank Mandel
. NOTE: filmed as The Affairs of Cellini
(1934), "Broadway Television Theatre: The Firebrand (#2.25)"
(1940) Playwright: "Sunrise in My Pocket" Described as "an American saga," this story of Davy Crockett was announced for Broadway
but was eventually produced in Texas.
(1945) Stage: Wrote "The Firebrand of Florence", produced on Broadway
. Musical comedy. Music by / music arranged by / music orchestrated by 'Kurt Weill' (v). Lyrics by Ira Gershwin. Book by Edwin Justus Mayer
(based on his play "Firebrand") and Ira Gershwin
. Musical Director: Maurice Abravanel. Book directed by John Haggott. Choreographed by Catherine Littlefield. Lighting / Scenic Design by Jo Mielziner
. Directed by John Murray Anderson
. Alvin Theatre: 22 Mar 1945-28 Apr 1945 (43 performances). Cast: Lynn Alden, Paul Best, Mary Alice Bingham, Doris Blake, Hubert Bland, John Cassidy, Perdita Chandler, Melville Cooper
(as "Duke"), James Dobson, Rose Marie Elliot, Bert Freed
, Norma Gentner, Walter Graf, Marion Green, Jean Guelis, Yvette Heap, Boyd Heathen, Ferdi Hoffman, Marya Iverson, Eric Kristen, Kenneth Le Roy, Lotte Lenya
(as "Duchess"), Don Marshall, Allen Noel, Gedda Petry, Walter Rinner, Charles Sheldon, Frank Stevens, Gloria Story, Randolph Symonette, Beverly Tyler
, William Vaux, Billy Williams, Earl Wrightson. Produced by Max Gordon
(1922) Played minor role in John Barrymore's "Hamlet" at the Sam H. Harris Theater.
(1930) Author of stage play "Children of Darkness," a comedy set in London's Newgate Prison
set in 1725. Produced in New York.
(1955) Author of "The Last Love of don Juan," described as a travesty with a moral,which was produced in Texas.
(1952) Author of the thriller, "A Night at Mme. Tussaud's," which was produced in Texas.
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