George Abbott

Director, Choreographer, Performer, Producer, Source Material, Writer

Also known as: George Francis Abbott

Male

Member of
Abbott-Dunning, Inc.

Born: June 25, 1887
Forestville, New York

Died: January 31, 1995
Miami Beach, Florida

 

Roles

Playbill Cover - The Pajama Game The Pajama Game
Feb. 23, 2006 - Jun. 17, 2006
Book
(Original)
Who's Who
Playbill Cover - The Boys from Syracuse The Boys from Syracuse
Aug. 18, 2002 - Oct. 20, 2002
Based on the Original Book by
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Playbill Cover - The 48th Annual Tony Awards - 1994 The 48th Annual Tony Awards - 1994
Jun. 12, 1994 - Jun. 12, 1994
Participating Artist Performer
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Playbill Cover - Damn Yankees Damn Yankees
Mar. 3, 1994 - Aug. 6, 1995
Book
(Original)
 
Playbill Cover - Three Men on a Horse Three Men on a Horse
Apr. 13, 1993 - May 16, 1993
Writer
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Playbill Cover - Broadway Broadway
Jun. 25, 1987 - Jun. 27, 1987
Director
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    Writer
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Playbill Cover - The 37th Annual Tony Awards - 1983 The 37th Annual Tony Awards - 1983
Jun. 5, 1983 - Jun. 5, 1983
Participating Artist Performer
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Playbill Cover - On Your Toes On Your Toes
Mar. 6, 1983 - May 20, 1984
Director
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    Book
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Playbill Cover - Music Is Music Is
Dec. 20, 1976 - Dec. 26, 1976
Director
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    Book
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Playbill Cover - Where's Charley? Where's Charley?
Dec. 19, 1974 - Feb. 23, 1975
Book
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Playbill Cover - The Pajama Game The Pajama Game
Dec. 9, 1973 - Feb. 3, 1974
Director
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    Book
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Playbill Cover - Not Now, Darling Not Now, Darling
Oct. 29, 1970 - Nov. 14, 1970
Director
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Playbill Cover - Norman, Is That You? Norman, Is That You?
Feb. 19, 1970 - Feb. 28, 1970
Director
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Playbill Cover - Three Men on a Horse Three Men on a Horse
Oct. 16, 1969 - Jan. 10, 1970
Director
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    Writer
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Playbill Cover - The Fig Leaves Are Falling The Fig Leaves Are Falling
Jan. 2, 1969 - Jan. 6, 1969
Director
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Playbill Cover - The Education of H*Y*M*A*N K*A*P*L*A*N The Education of H*Y*M*A*N K*A*P*L*A*N
Apr. 4, 1968 - Apr. 27, 1968
Director
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Playbill Cover - How Now, Dow Jones How Now, Dow Jones
Dec. 7, 1967 - Jun. 15, 1968
Director
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Playbill Cover - Agatha Sue, I Love You Agatha Sue, I Love You
Dec. 14, 1966 - Dec. 17, 1966
Director
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Playbill Cover - Help Stamp Out Marriage! Help Stamp Out Marriage!
Sep. 29, 1966 - Oct. 15, 1966
Director
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Playbill Cover - Anya Anya
Nov. 29, 1965 - Dec. 11, 1965
Director
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    Book
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Playbill Cover - Flora, the Red Menace Flora, the Red Menace
May 11, 1965 - Jul. 24, 1965
Director
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Who's Who
    Book
(Original)
Who's Who
Playbill Cover - Fade Out - Fade In Fade Out - Fade In
May 26, 1964 - Apr. 17, 1965
Director
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Playbill Cover - Never Too Late Never Too Late
Nov. 27, 1962 - Apr. 24, 1965
Director
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Playbill Cover - A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum
May 8, 1962 - Aug. 29, 1964
Director
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Playbill Cover - Take Her, She's Mine Take Her, She's Mine
Dec. 21, 1961 - Dec. 8, 1962
Director
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Playbill Cover - Let It Ride Let It Ride
Oct. 12, 1961 - Dec. 9, 1961
Based on Three Men on a Horse
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Playbill Cover - A Call on Kuprin A Call on Kuprin
May 25, 1961 - Jun. 3, 1961
Director
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Playbill Cover - Tenderloin Tenderloin
Oct. 17, 1960 - Apr. 23, 1961
Director
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    Book
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Playbill Cover - Fiorello! Fiorello!
Nov. 23, 1959 - Oct. 28, 1961
Book
(Original)
Who's Who
    Director
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Who's Who
Playbill Cover - Once Upon a Mattress Once Upon a Mattress
May 11, 1959 - Jul. 2, 1960
Director
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Playbill Cover - Drink to Me Only Drink to Me Only
Oct. 8, 1958 - Dec. 13, 1958
Director
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Playbill Cover - New Girl in Town New Girl in Town
May 14, 1957 - May 24, 1958
Director
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    Book
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The Skin of Our Teeth
Aug. 17, 1955 - Sep. 3, 1955
Mr. Antrobus Performer
(Original)
 
Playbill Cover - Damn Yankees Damn Yankees
May 5, 1955 - Oct. 12, 1957
Director
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    Book
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Playbill Cover - On Your Toes On Your Toes
Oct. 11, 1954 - Dec. 4, 1954
Producer
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    Staging
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    Book
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Playbill Cover - The Pajama Game The Pajama Game
May 13, 1954 - Nov. 24, 1956
Director
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    Book
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Playbill Cover - Me and Juliet Me and Juliet
May 28, 1953 - Apr. 3, 1954
Director
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Playbill Cover - Wonderful Town Wonderful Town
Feb. 25, 1953 - Jul. 3, 1954
Director
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Playbill Cover - In Any Language In Any Language
Oct. 7, 1952 - Nov. 15, 1952
Director
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    Producer
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Playbill Cover - The Number The Number
Oct. 30, 1951 - Jan. 12, 1952
Staging
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Playbill Cover - A Tree Grows in Brooklyn A Tree Grows in Brooklyn
Apr. 19, 1951 - Dec. 8, 1951
Producer
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    Book
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    Director
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Playbill Cover - Where's Charley? Where's Charley?
Jan. 29, 1951 - Mar. 10, 1951
Director
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    Book
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Playbill Cover - Out of This World Out of This World
Dec. 21, 1950 - May 5, 1951
Additional Direction
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Playbill Cover - Call Me Madam Call Me Madam
Oct. 12, 1950 - May 3, 1952
Director
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Playbill Cover - Touch and Go Touch and Go
Oct. 13, 1949 - Mar. 18, 1950
Presenter
(Original)
 
Playbill Cover - Mrs. Gibbons' Boys Mrs. Gibbons' Boys
May 4, 1949 - May 7, 1949
Producer
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    Staging
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Playbill Cover - Where's Charley? Where's Charley?
Oct. 11, 1948 - Sep. 9, 1950
Book
(Original)
 
    Director
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Look, Ma, I'm Dancin'!
Jan. 29, 1948 - Jul. 10, 1948
Choreographer
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    Director
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    Producer
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Playbill Cover - High Button Shoes High Button Shoes
Oct. 9, 1947 - Jul. 2, 1949
Director
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Playbill Cover - Barefoot Boy with Cheek Barefoot Boy with Cheek
Apr. 3, 1947 - Jul. 5, 1947
Producer
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    Staging
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It Takes Two
Feb. 3, 1947 - Feb. 8, 1947
Director
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    Producer
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The Dancer
Jun. 5, 1946 - Jun. 8, 1946
Producer
(Original)
 
Playbill Cover - Billion Dollar Baby Billion Dollar Baby
Dec. 21, 1945 - Jun. 29, 1946
Director
(Original)
Who's Who
Playbill Cover - On the Town On the Town
Dec. 28, 1944 - Feb. 2, 1946
Director
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Playbill Cover - Snafu Snafu
Oct. 25, 1944 - Mar. 10, 1945
Producer
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    Staging
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Playbill Cover - A Highland Fling A Highland Fling
Apr. 28, 1944 - May 20, 1944
Producer
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    Staging
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Get Away Old Man
Nov. 24, 1943 - Dec. 4, 1943
Director
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    Producer
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Playbill Cover - Kiss and Tell Kiss and Tell
Mar. 17, 1943 - Jun. 23, 1945
Producer
(Original)
 
    Staging
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Playbill Cover - Sweet Charity Sweet Charity
Dec. 28, 1942 - Jan. 2, 1943
Director
(Original)
 
Playbill Cover - Beat the Band Beat the Band
Oct. 14, 1942 - Dec. 12, 1942
Producer
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    Book
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    Director
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Playbill Cover - Three Men on a Horse Three Men on a Horse
Oct. 9, 1942 - Oct. 31, 1942
Writer
(Original)
 
Playbill Cover - Jason Jason
Jan. 21, 1942 - May 9, 1942
Producer
(Original)
 
Playbill Cover - Banjo Eyes Banjo Eyes
Dec. 25, 1941 - Apr. 12, 1942
Based on "Three Men on a Horse"
(Original)
 
Playbill Cover - Best Foot Forward Best Foot Forward
Oct. 1, 1941 - Jul. 4, 1942
Director
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    Producer
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Playbill Cover - Pal Joey Pal Joey
Dec. 25, 1940 - Nov. 29, 1941
Producer
(Original)
 
    Staging
(Original)
 
Goodbye in the Night
Mar. 18, 1940 - Mar. 23, 1940
Producer
(Original)
 
    Staging
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Playbill Cover - The Unconquered The Unconquered
Feb. 13, 1940 - Feb. 17, 1940
Producer
(Original)
 
    Staging
(Original)
 
Ring Two
Nov. 22, 1939 - Nov. 25, 1939
Producer
(Original)
 
    Staging
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Playbill Cover - Too Many Girls Too Many Girls
Oct. 18, 1939 - May 18, 1940
Producer
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    Staging
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Playbill Cover - See My Lawyer See My Lawyer
Sep. 27, 1939 - Apr. 6, 1940
Producer
(Original)
 
Playbill Cover - Mrs. O'brien Entertains Mrs. O'brien Entertains
Feb. 8, 1939 - Mar. 1, 1939
Producer
(Original)
 
    Staging
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Playbill Cover - The Primrose Path The Primrose Path
Jan. 4, 1939 - May 1, 1939
Staging
(Original)
 
    Producer
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Playbill Cover - The Boys from Syracuse The Boys from Syracuse
Nov. 23, 1938 - Jun. 10, 1939
Director
(Original)
 
    Producer
(Original)
 
    Book
(Original)
 
Playbill Cover - What a Life What a Life
Apr. 13, 1938 - Jul. 8, 1939
Director
(Original)
 
    Producer
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Playbill Cover - All That Glitters All That Glitters
Jan. 19, 1938 - Mar. 1, 1938
Staging
(Original)
 
    Producer
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Playbill Cover - Brown Sugar Brown Sugar
Dec. 2, 1937 - Dec. 4, 1937
Producer
(Original)
 
    Staging
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Playbill Cover - Angel Island Angel Island
Oct. 20, 1937 - Nov. 1, 1937
Producer
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    Staging
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Playbill Cover - Room Service Room Service
May 19, 1937 - Jul. 16, 1938
Staging
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Playbill Cover - Brother Rat Brother Rat
Dec. 16, 1936 - Apr. 23, 1938
Director
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    Producer
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Sweet River
Oct. 28, 1936 - Nov. 1, 1936
Producer
(Original)
 
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    Writer
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Playbill Cover - On Your Toes On Your Toes
Apr. 11, 1936 - Jan. 23, 1937
Book
(Original)
 
Playbill Cover - Boy Meets Girl Boy Meets Girl
Nov. 27, 1935 - Jun. 19, 1937
Producer
(Original)
 
    Staging
(Original)
 
Jumbo
Nov. 16, 1935 - Apr. 18, 1936
Director
(Original)
 
Playbill Cover - Three Men on a Horse Three Men on a Horse
Jan. 30, 1935 - Jan. 9, 1937
Writer
(Original)
 
    Staging
(Original)
 
Page Miss Glory
Nov. 27, 1934 - Jan. 19, 1935
Staging
(Original)
 
Playbill Cover - Ladies' Money Ladies' Money
Nov. 1, 1934 - Dec. 1, 1934
Staging
(Original)
 
    Writer
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Playbill Cover - Small Miracle Small Miracle
Sep. 26, 1934 - Jan. 5, 1935
Staging
(Original)
 
Playbill Cover - Kill That Story Kill That Story
Aug. 29, 1934 - Dec. 15, 1934
Staging
(Original)
 
    Producer
Abbott-Dunning, Inc.
(Original)
 
Playbill Cover - John Brown John Brown
Jan. 22, 1934 - Jan. 1, 1934
Staging
(Original)
 
    Producer
(Original)
 
    John Brown Performer
(Original)
 
Playbill Cover - The Drums Begin The Drums Begin
Nov. 24, 1933 - Dec. 1, 1933
Producer
(Original)
 
    Staging
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Playbill Cover - Heat Lightning Heat Lightning
Sep. 15, 1933 - Oct. 1, 1933
Producer
Abbott-Dunning, Inc.
(Original)
 
    Writer
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    Staging
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Playbill Cover - Twentieth Century Twentieth Century
Dec. 29, 1932 - May 20, 1933
Producer
(Original)
 
    Staging
(Original)
 
Playbill Cover - The Great Magoo The Great Magoo
Dec. 2, 1932 - Dec. 10, 1932
Staging
(Original)
 
Playbill Cover - Lilly Turner Lilly Turner
Sep. 19, 1932 - Oct. 1, 1932
Writer
(Original)
 
    Staging
(Original)
 
    Producer
Abbott-Dunning, Inc.
(Original)
 
Playbill Cover - Louder, Please Louder, Please
Nov. 12, 1931 - Jan. 1, 1932
Staging
(Original)
 
Playbill Cover - Those We Love Those We Love
Feb. 19, 1930 - Apr. 1, 1930
Director
(Original)
 
    Frederick Williston Performer
(Original)
 
    Writer
(Original)
 
Playbill Cover - Poppa Poppa
Dec. 24, 1928 - Mar. 1, 1929
Staging
(Original)
 
Playbill Cover - Ringside Ringside
Aug. 29, 1928 - Sep. 1, 1928
Staging
(Original)
 
    Writer
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Playbill Cover - Gentlemen of the Press Gentlemen of the Press
Aug. 27, 1928 - Dec. 15, 1928
Staging
(Original)
 
Playbill Cover - Bless You, Sister Bless You, Sister
Dec. 26, 1927 - Jan. 1, 1928
Director
(Original)
 
Playbill Cover - Coquette Coquette
Nov. 8, 1927 - Sep. 15, 1928
Director
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    Writer
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Playbill Cover - Four Walls Four Walls
Sep. 19, 1927 - Jan. 1, 1928
Director
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    Writer
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Playbill Cover - Spread Eagle Spread Eagle
Apr. 4, 1927 - Jun. 1, 1927
Staging
(Original)
 
Playbill Cover - Chicago Chicago
Dec. 30, 1926 - May 28, 1927
Director
(Original)
 
Broadway
Sep. 16, 1926 - Feb. 11, 1928
Director
(Original)
 
    Writer
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Playbill Cover - Love 'em and Leave 'em Love 'em and Leave 'em
Feb. 3, 1926 - Jun. 1, 1926
Director
(Original)
 
    Writer
(Original)
 
A Holy Terror
Sep. 28, 1925 - Oct. 1, 1925
Dirk Yancey Performer
(Original)
 
    Writer
(Original)
 
The Fall Guy
Mar. 10, 1925 - Aug. 29, 1925
Writer
(Original)
 
Processional
Jan. 12, 1925 - Mar. 1, 1925
Dynamite Jim Performer
(Original)
 
Playbill Cover - Lazybones Lazybones
Sep. 22, 1924 - Nov. 1, 1924
Steve Tuttle Performer
(Original)
 
Hell-Bent Fer Heaven
Jan. 4, 1924 - May 10, 1924
Sid Hunt Performer
(Original)
 
White Desert
Oct. 18, 1923 - Oct. 27, 1923
Sverre Peterson Performer
(Original)
 
Zander the Great
Apr. 9, 1923 - Jun. 1, 1923
Texas Performer
(Original)
 
The Broken Wing
Nov. 29, 1920 - Apr. 1, 1921
Sylvester Cross Performer
(Original)
 

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Awards


Drama Desk Award

Year Category Production Winner/Nominee
1983 Outstanding Director of a Musical On Your Toes Winner

New York Drama Critics' Circle

Year Category Production Winner/Nominee
1960 Best Musical Fiorello! Winner

Outer Critics Circle

Year Category Production Winner/Nominee
1962 Special Award A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum Winner

Pulitzer Prize

Year Category Production Winner/Nominee
1960 Pulitzer Prize for Drama Fiorello! Winner

Tony Award

Year Category Production Winner/Nominee
1987 Special Award Winner
1976 Lawrence Langer Award Winner
1968 Direction of a Musical How Now, Dow Jones Nominee
1963 Direction of a Musical A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum Winner
1963 Direction of a Play Never Too Late Nominee
1960 Direction of a Musical Fiorello! Winner
1955 Musical The Pajama Game Winner
1955 Author of a Musical The Pajama Game Winner
 
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