Play - Original

Maxine Elliott's Theatre

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  • Opening Date: December 7, 1947
  • Closing Date: December 14, 1947
  • Previews: 0
  • Performances: 6

Lyrics: Albert Brush

Playwright: Bertolt Brecht

Music: Stanley Silverman, Hanns Eisler


The astronomer Galileo battles the Catholic Church for his right to express his theory of how the planets move around the sun.


Opening Night Cast

Wesley Addy Old Cardinal
Capt. Sidney Bassler Senator I
A Monk
Leonard Bell A Monk
Harris Brown Ballade Singer
Frank Campanella A Scholar
Senator II
Mary Grace Canfield Elderly Lady
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Opening Night Production Credits

Bertolt Brecht Bertolt Brecht Writer
  Charles Laughton Translation
  Hanns Eisler Music
  Albert Brush Lyrics
  Joseph Losey Director
  Lotte Goslar Choreographer
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