Saturday, 11 February 2017

Street Scene (1929) written by Elmer Rice and produced at the Playhouse, New York, under the direction of William Brady, from January 1929 to June 1930

Some scenes from Street Scene (1929) written by the American playwright Elmer Rice (1892 - 1967) and produced at the Playhouse (founded in 1911), New York, under the direction of William Brady, from January 1929 to June 1930











"After returning to New York, Rice wrote the play The Sidewalks of New York, which formed the
basis for his successful play, Street Scene. The play was produced by William Brady in 1929 after being rejected by almost every producer in New York. Street Scene also marked Rice's directorial debut. He went on to direct most of his own productions and those of several notable playwrights including Robert Sherwood's Abe Lincoln in Illinois (1938), Maxwell Anderson's Journey to Jerusalem (1940), and S. N. Behrman's The Talley Method (1941) and Second Fiddle (1953). Considered his best artistic and commercial success, Street Scene won the Pulitzer Prize in 1929. Rice adapted the play into a film produced by United Artists in 1931, and a musical version, adapted by Rice with music by Kurt Weill and lyrics by Langston Hughes, opened in London in 1947."
"Street Scene
Play, Original
Written by Elmer Rice"
Jan 10, 1929 - Jun 1930

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