(1925). Stage Play: The Jazz Singer. Comedy/drama. Written by Samson Raphaelson
credit]. Musical Director: Al Sater. Scenic Design by Nicholas Yellenti. Directed by Albert Lewis. Fulton Theatre: 14 Sep 1925- Jun 1926 (closing date unknown/303 performances). Cast: George Jessel
(as "Jack Robin"), Ted Athley, Irma Block, Paul Byron, Rita Crane, Frances Dippel, Barney Fagan, Phoebe Foster, Nathaniel Freyer, Grace Fuller, Ruth Holden, Joseph Hopkins, Arthur Stuart Hull
, Sam Jaffe
, Mildred Jay, Tom Johnstone, Tony Kennedy, Arthur Lane, Howard Lang, Mildred Leaf, Richard Mansfield, Dorothy Raymond, Robert Russell, Eleanor Ryan, George Schaeffer, Betty Wilton. Produced by Lewis and Gordon. Produced in association with Sam Harris
. Note: This was a major hit of the 1925- 26 Broadway
season, attracting the attention of Warner Brothers (specifically Sam Warner
) who deemed it perfect a property to showcase the Vitaphone synchronized sound-on-disk process (see The Jazz Singer
(1927) for trivia). Jessel's salary demands for the film were deemed excessive and the pivotal role of "Jack Robin" passed to Al Jolson
(1927) Stage: Wrote "The Jazz Singer", produced on Broadway
. Comedy/drama (revival). Century Theatre: 18 Apr 1927-May 1927 (closing date unknown/16 performances). Cast: Aborn Adler, Edward Arnold
(as "Harry Lee"), Ted Athley, Imogene Bethune, Betty De Pascue, Robert Fradola, Joseph Hopkins, Sam Jaffe
(as "Yudelson"), George Jessel
(as "Jack Robin"), Tom Johnstone, Tony Kennedy, Arthur Lane, Robert Milford, Dorothy Raymond, Maxwell Selser, George Shafer, Jacob Shoengold (as "Cantor Rabinowtiz"), Sam Silverbush, Lillian Taiz. Produced by Albert Lewis. Produced in association with Sam Harris
(1928). Stage Play: Young Love. Comedy. Written by Samson Raphaelson
. Scenic Design by Watson Barrett. Directed by George Cukor
. Theatre Masque: 30 Oct 1928- Jan 1929 (closing date unknown/87 performances). Cast: Tom Douglas (as "David Hallowell"), Dorothy Gish
(as "Fay Hilary"), James Rennie
(as "Peter Bird"), Catherine Willard (as "Nancy Bird "). Produced by Kenneth MacGowan and Sidney Ross.
(1934) Stage: Wrote "Accent on Youth", produced on Broadway
. Comedy. Scenic Design by Jo Mielziner
. Directed by Benn W. Levy
. Plymouth Theatre: 25 Dec 1934-6 Jul 1935 (229 performances). Cast: William Carpenter (as "Chuck"), Ernest Cossart
(as "Flogdell"), Constance Cummings
(as "Linda Brown"), Nicholas Hannen (as "Steven Gaye"), Eleanor Hicks (as "Miss Darling"), Ernest Lawford
(as "Frank Galloway"), Al. Moore, Theodore Newton (as "Dickie Reynolds"), Irene Purcell
(as "Genevieve Lang"). Produced by Crosby Gaige.
(1936). Stage Play: White Man. Written by Samson Raphaelson
. Directed by Melville Burke
. National Theatre: 17 Oct 1936- Oct 1936 (closing date unknown/7 performances). Cast: Adolph Aiken (as "Negroes of Harlem"), Eddie Baer (as "Negroes of Harlem"), George Baxter (as "Richard Arlington"), Sam Byrd (as "Paul Grimm"), Louise Campbell (as "Mary Nile"), Nancy Cushman
(as "Greta") [Broadway debut
], Clarence Evans (as "Negroes of Harlem"), Sylvia Field
(as "Pansy Washington"), Harold Gould
(as "Rufus Nile"), William Coley Grant (as "Archie"), Mary Jeffery (as "A Nurse"), Edward Mathews (as "Negroes of Harlem"), Patsy Ruth Miller
(as "Lucy Arlington"), Jessamine Newcombe (as "Countess Fillipe"), Louise Reynolds (as "Negroes of Harlem"), Frank Swift (as "Negroes of Harlem"), William Walker (as "Stanley"), Marietta Warren (as "Archie's Wife"), Leigh Whipper
(as "A Negro Minister"). Produced by Sam Byrd.
(1942). Stage Play: Jason. Drama. Written by Samson Raphaelson. Scenic Design by John Root. Directed by Samson Raphaelson
. Hudson Theatre: 21 Jan 1942- 9 May 1942 (125 performances). Cast: Nicholas Conte (as "Messenger"), Raymond Greenleaf (as "George Bronson"), Ellen Hall (as "Miss Crane"), Abraham Knox (as "Nick Wiggins"), Alexander Knox
, E.G. Marshall
], Eulabelle Moore
(as "Violet"), William Niles (as "Bill Squibb"), Tom Tully (as "Mr. Kennedy"), Helen Walker
(as "Lisa Otis"), Edna West (as "Mrs. Kennedy"). Produced by George Abbott
(1944). Stage Play: The Perfect Marriage.
(1950). Stage Play: Wrote "Hilda Crane", produced on Broadway
. Drama. NOTE: Filmed as Hilda Crane
(2009) Stage: Wrote "Accent on Youth", produced on Broadway
. Comedy (revival).
(????) Novel/play: "Skylark" (filmed as Skylark
(1935) His play, "Accent on Youth," was performed at the Cape Playhouse in Dennis, Massachusetts with Donald Brien and Tamara Geva in the cast.
(1939) His play, "Skylark," was performed at the Cape Playhouse in Dennis, Massachusetts with Gertrude Lawrence and Donald Cook in the cast.
(October 2, 1939) His play, "Skylark," was performed at the Hanna Theatre in Cleveland, Ohio with Gertrude Lawrence in the cast.
(July 1, 1935) His play, "Accent on Youth," was performed at the Ogunquit Playhouse in Ogunquit, Maine with Libby Holman in the cast.
(August 1949) His play, "Accent on Youth," was performed at the Ogunquit Playhouse in Ogunquit, Maine with Paul Lucas in the cast.
(1983-1984 season) His play, "Accent on Youth," was performed at the Long Wharf Theatre (Mainstage) in New Haven, Connecticut. Kenneth Frankel was director. David Jenkins was set designer. David Murin was costume designer. Pat Collins was lighting designer. Tom Fay was composer.
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