A Flag Is Born

Play - Original

Alvin Theatre (September 05, 1946 - October 05, 1946)
Adelphi Theatre (October 07, 1946 - October 19, 1946)
Music Box Theatre (October 21, 1946 - November 16, 1946)
Broadway Theatre (November 18, 1946 - December 14, 1946)
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  • First Preview:
  • Opening Date: September 5, 1946
  • Closing Date: December 14, 1946
  • Previews: 0
  • Performances: 120

Playwright: Ben Hecht


Two aging survivors of the Holocaust journey to Palestine, encountering the spirits of Biblical heroes and a younger survivor who becomes inspired to join the Zionist cause.


Opening Night Cast

Celia Adler Zelda
William Allyn David the King
John Baragrey Young One
George Baxter Saul
Mario Berini The Singer
Marlon Brando in A Flag Is Born Marlon Brando David
Jefferson Coates 2nd English Statesman
Harold Gary 3rd Soldier
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Opening Night Production Credits

  Ben Hecht Writer
  Luther Adler Director
  Zamira Gon Choreographer
  Robert Davison Scenic Design
  John Boyt Costume Design
  American League for a Free Palestine Producer
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