Catherine Was Great

Play - Original

Shubert Theatre (August 02, 1944 - September 30, 1944)
Royale Theatre (October 02, 1944 - January 13, 1945)
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  • Opening Date: August 2, 1944
  • Closing Date: January 13, 1945
  • Previews: 0
  • Performances: 191

Playwright: Mae West


Current-day soldiers ponder what Catherine the Great was like and imagine her dealings with both international and romantic problems as Empress of Russia.


Opening Night Cast

Mae West in Catherine Was Great Mae West Catherine II
Joel Ashley Corporal Joe
Prince Potemkin
Gene Barry Lieutenant Bunin
Frank Baxter Vanya
Michael Bey Ivan VI
Ray Bourbon Florian
Phillip C. Jones Captain Dronsky
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Opening Night Production Credits

Mae West Mae West Writer
  Roy Hargrave Staging
  Margaret Sande Choreographer
  Howard Bay Scenic Design
  Mary Percy Schenck Costume Design
  Ernest Schrapps Costume Design
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