The Front Page

Comedy - Original

Times Square Theatre

Data not verified
  • First Preview:
  • Opening Date: August 14, 1928
  • Closing Date: April 13, 1929
  • Previews: 0
  • Performances: 276

Playwright: Ben Hecht, Charles MacArthur


A managing editor of a Chicago newspaper fights to keep his star reporter on the story of a condemned anarchist's jailbreak, when the reporter is ready to quit and get married.


Opening Night Cast

Walter Baldwin Bensinger
George Barbier The Mayor
Violet Barney Mrs. Schlosser
Eduardo Ciannelli Diamond Louis
Frank Conlan Mr. Pincus
Claude Cooper Sheriff Hartman
Jessie Crommette Mrs. Grant
Matthew Crowley Carl
See Full Opening Night Cast

Opening Night Production Credits

  Ben Hecht Writer
  Charles MacArthur Writer
George S.  Kaufman George S. Kaufman Staging
  Raymond Sovey Scenic Design
  Whitsker Ray General Manager
  Richard Maney Press Representative
See Full Opening Night Production credits
See More

Shows That Opened That Season: 1928 - 1929

See entire season
You are submitting a comment about: The page you are currently on: The Front Page on Broadway - Information, Cast, Crew, Synopsis and Photos - Playbill Vault
The website in general
What are you writing about?
Who are you?
Explain your reason for writing to us