The Teahouse of the August Moon. Comedy. Written by John Patrick
. Based on the novel by Vern J. Sneider
. Music composed by Dai-Keong Lee. Scenic Design and Lighting Design by Peter Larkin
. Directed by Robert Lewis. Martin Beck Theatre: 15 Oct 1953- 24 Mar 1956 (1027 performances). Cast: John Forsythe
(as "Capt. Fisby"), David
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[on his job as producer of Shakespeare plays for the "Hallmark Hall of Fame"]: Our job is to lead public taste, not play to what is thought to be public taste.
During World War II, he presented a pared-down 90-minute "Hamlet" that became known as the "G.I. Hamlet" as many service members took in the play. Ironically, his first "Hamlet" on Broadway was the first time the play had been presented uncut on the Great White Way.
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