Nicholas Ray Poster

Other Works

  • (1946) Stage Play: Beggar's Holiday. Musical. Music by 'Duke Ellington,'. Book by John La Touche. Lyrics by John La Touche. Musical Director: Max Meth. Orchestrations under personal supervision of Billy Strayhorn. Based on "The Beggar's Opera" by John Gay. Lyrics of "Brown Penny" based on poem by William Butler Yeats. Choreographed by Valerie Bettis. Production Design by Oliver Smith. Book Directed by Nicholas Ray [final Broadway credit]. Broadway Theatre: 26 Dec 1946- 29 Mar 1947 (111 performances). Cast: Alfred Drake (as "MacHeath"), Zero Mostel (as "Hamilton Peachum"), Hy Anzell (as "Customer") [Broadway debut], Marjorie Belle (as "The Lookout/The Girl/Lead Dancer"), Jack Bittner (as "Highbinder/Member of Mac's Gang"), Perry Bruskin (as "The Foot/Mooch/Member of Mac's Gang"), Marie Bryant (as "The Cocoa Girl"), Stanley Carlson (as "Fingersmith/Member of Mac's Gang"), Lewis Charles (as "A Drunk/Member of Mac's Gang"), William Dillard (as "The Horn/Member of Mac's Gang"), Malka Farber (as "Trixy Turner/Dancer"), Paul Godkin (as "Wire Boy/The Boy/Lead Dancer"), Thomas Gomez (as "The Pursued/The Other Eye/Dancer"), Doris Goodwin (as "Mrs. Trapes/Dancer"),Claire Hale (as "Baby Mildred/Dancer"), Leonne Hall (as "Betty Doxy"), Douglas Henderson (as "The Caser"), Lucas Hoving (as "Policeman/Strip/Dancer"), Dorothy Johnson (as "Mrs. Peachum"), Elmira Jones-Bey (as "Bessie Buns/Dancer"), Nina Korda (as "Minute Lou"), Avon Long (as "Careless Love"), Jet MacDonald (as "Polly Peachum"), Tommie Moore (as "Tawdry Audrey"), Gordon Nelson (as "O'Heister/Customer/Black Marketeer/Member of Mac's Gang"), Lavina Nielson (as "Dolly Trull/Dancer"), Bernice Parks (as "Jenny"), Albert Popwell (as "Plainclothesman/Slam/Dancer"), Herbert Ross (as "Policeman/Bartender/Dancer"), Archie Savage (as "Cop/Gunsel/Dancer"), Mildred Joanne (as "Smith Lucy Lockit"), Rollin Smith (as "Chief Lockit"), Pan Theodore (as "The Eye/Blenkinsop"), Royce Wallace (as "Annie Coaxer/Dancer"), Enid Williams (as "Flora/The Harpy/Dancer"). Replacement actor: Margaret Wilson (as "Betty Doxy"). Produced by Perry Watkins and John R. Sheppard Jr.
  • (1935 - 1947) Active on Broadway in the following productions:
  • (1935) Stage Play: The Young Go First. Comedy.

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