Cafe Crown

Comedy - Original

Cort Theatre

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  • First Preview:
  • Opening Date: January 23, 1942
  • Closing Date: May 23, 1942
  • Previews: 0
  • Performances: 141

Playwright: H. S. Kraft


A variety of Yiddish theatrical types, most notably an impresario who plans to "improve" King Lear, gather regularly at a Second Avenue café.


Opening Night Cast

Morris Carnovsky David Cole
Sam Jaffe Hymie
Jay Adler Sam
Whitner Bissell Walter
John Brone Waiter
Solen Burry Beggar
Jed Cogut Rubin
Eduard Franz Toplitz
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Opening Night Production Credits

  H. S. Kraft Writer
Elia Kazan Elia Kazan Staging
  Boris Aronson Scenic Design
  Wil Washcoe Lighting Supervisor
  Milton Baron General Manager
  Peggy Phillips Press Representative
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