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The American Way   

 
Center Theatre , (1/21/1939 - circa. 6/1939)
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Opening Date:Jan 21, 1939   
Closing Date:Jun 1939 Total Performances:164

Category: Play, Spectacle, Original
Setting: Ellis Island, 1896; Small American Town.


Production Staff
Produced by Sam H. Harris and Max Gordon
Written by George S. Kaufman and Moss Hart
Staged by George S. Kaufman
Scenic Design by Donald Oenslager; Costume Design by Irene Sharaff; Lighting Design by Hassard Short; Scene Technician for Mr. Oenslager: Isaac Benesch; Assistant to Miss Sharaff: Anna Hill Johnstone and Florence Keady
General Manager: Morris Jacobs; Company Manager: William G. Norton
Technical Director: Hassard Short; General Stage Manager: E. John Kennedy; Stage Manager: William McFadden; Assistant Stage Mgr: Franklin Heller, Henry Ephron, William Atlee, Barbara Adams and William Torpey
Conducted by Oscar Levant
Press Representative: John Peter Toohey; Associate Press Representative: Ben Kornzweig; Casting: Myra Hampton Streger; Advertising: Lawrence Weiner
Cast
Fredric March Martin Gunther
Florence Eldridge Irma Gunther
McKay Morris Samuel Brockton
Ruth Weston Winifred Baxter
Eve Abbott Ensemble
Albert Amato Ensemble
Jack Arnold Ed Lorenz
Suzanne Ashbrook Ensemble
Cathie Bailey Ensemble
Alan Bandler Ensemble
Bobby Barron A Boy
Child
Robin Batcheller Ensemble
Vivian Baule Child
Joseph Beale Ensemble
Walter Beck A Minister
Herman Belmonte Ensemble
Mary Bennett Ensemble
Ronald Bennett Ensemble
Evelyn Bernie Ensemble
Whitner Bissell Karl, Age 21
Milton Blumenthal Ensemble
Orin Borston Ensemble
Mary Brandon Mrs. Squires
Louise Buck Ensemble
Buddy Buehler Young Alex Hewitt
Child
Eileen Burns Mrs. Brockton
Joe Bush Ensemble
Hugh Cameron Mayor McEvoy
Eleanore Campsall Ensemble
Gloria Carey Child
Gerry Carr Tennis Girl
Eldridge Carson Ensemble
Kenneth Casey Child
Teddy Casey Young Karl Gunther
Child
Natalie Chilvers Ensemble
Laura Church Ensemble
Norma Clerc Young Lisa Gunther Alternate
Child
Beatrice Cole Ensemble
Daniel Conway Ensemble
Russell Conway Ensemble
George Cotton Ensemble
Alex Courtney Tommy Nelson
Ed Crosswell Ensemble
Harry Crox Ensemble
Tom Curley Ensemble
Robert Cushman Young Alex Hewitt Alternate
Child
Kenneth Dana Ensemble
Ethel Darling Ensemble
Gretchen Davidson Mary, Age 20
Bud Davis Ensemble
Celeste DeBellis Ensemble
Louis Delgado Ensemble
Sandford Dody Ensemble
Gene Douglas Child
Dorothy Downs Ensemble
Katherine Duncan Tennis Girl
Helen Edwards Ensemble
Marian Edwards Ruth
Clark Eggleston Ensemble
Edward Elliott Another Young Man
Ruth Enders Ensemble
Elsa Ersi Clara Heinrich
Herbert Everin Ensemble
Gilbert Fates Ensemble
Edward Fisher Factory Worker
Alice Fitzsimmons Child
Janet Fox Anna
Eugene Francis Ensemble
Vincent Gardiner Ensemble
Bob Gewald Child
Herbert Goff Ensemble
Brant Gorman Factory Worker
Carl Gose Ensemble
Sydney Grant Dr. Squires
Norma Green Ensemble
Claire Greenwood Ensemble
Donn Hagerty Ensemble
Gilbert Haggerty Ensemble
Ann Hagye Ensemble
Vernon Hammer Ensemble
Robert Hanley Ensemble
Lola Harris Ensemble
Michael Harvey Ensemble
William Hawes Ensemble
James Hayes Ensemble
George Herndon John Williams
Alan Hewitt Alex Hewitt
Nina Hill Ensemble
Mary Hoban Ensemble
Cynthia Holbrook Ensemble
Danny Hood Child
Claire Howard Mary Hewitt, Age 10
Martin Gunther's grandchild
Child
Carol Hulings Ensemble
Bradford Hunt Judge Hewitt
Buddy Irving Young Karl Gunther Alternate
Child
Carl Johnson Ensemble
Peter Johnson Ensemble
Marilyn Jolie Child
Curtis Karpe Ensemble
Allen Kearns Jeff
Walter Kelly Tommy
Child
John Kerr Ensemble
Robert Kerr Ensemble
Lila King Ensemble
Dorothy Knox Ensemble
William Layton Ensemble
Kenneth Le Roy Child
Michael Leonard Ensemble
Tommy Lewis Bobby
Child
Richard Lloyd A Political Speaker
Audrey Lodge Child
Constance Lodge Child
Virginia Lodge Young Lisa Gunther Alternate
Child
John Long Antonio Coletti
Child
John Lorenz The Chairman
Betty MacDonald Ensemble
James MacDonald Immigration Official
Marvel MacInnis Ensemble
Edward Mann Ensemble
Jules Mann Ensemble
Adrienne Marden Lisa Gunther
Jean Martel Ensemble
Remi Martel Ensemble
Gaylord Mason Ensemble
Buddy Matthews Child
Gordon Merrick Ensemble
Dorothy Miller Ensemble
Gordon Mills Ensemble
Patricia Minty Child
Carman Mitchell Ensemble
Lois Montgomery Ensemble
James Moore Another Political Speaker
Mona Moray Tennis Girl
Mary Murray A School Teacher
May Muth Ensemble
Florrie Nadel Ensemble
Edna Nagy Ensemble
Cecil Natapoff Ensemble
Doris Newcomb Ensemble
Donald O'Day Child
Grace O'Malley Ensemble
Le Roi Operti Dr. MacFarlane
Margaret Owens Ensemble
Melvin Parks Ensemble
Judy Parrish Ensemble
Lee Parry Ensemble
Albert Patterson Ensemble
Charles Payne Ensemble
Jeannie Belle Perry Ensemble
Martha Pickens Ensemble
Gloria Pierre Ensemble
Elinor Pittis Julia Hewitt, Age 11
Martin Gunther's grandchild
Child
Philip Pollard Ensemble
Jean Porter Ensemble
Janet Regan Young Lisa Gunther
Child
Ronald Reiss Child
George Repp Ensemble
Robert Rhodes A Political Speaker
Eric Roberts Child
James Roland Child
Mary Romano Ensemble
Peggy Romano Child
Sylvia Roseman Ensemble
James Russo Factory Worker
Nathaniel Sack Ensemble
Stephen Sandes Mandolin Player
Ray Santos Ensemble
Lesley Savage Ensemble
Dora Sayers Helen
Louise Segal Ensemble
Nat Seigal Ensemble
Jeanne Shelby Mrs. Hewitt
Thomas Speidel Ensemble
Don Starr Ensemble
Mary Stevenson Ensemble
Rodney Stewart Ensemble
Sidney Stone Factory Worker
Elliott Stranger Ensemble
Ruth Strome Tennis Girl
Daphne Sylva Ensemble
Jerry Sylvon Ensemble
Ward Tallman Henry Courtney
John Thomas Ensemble
Jerome Thor Ensemble
Frances Thress Ensemble
Harry Todd Ensemble
Carl Urbont Ensemble
Grace Valentine Mrs. White
Dickie Van Patten Karl Gunther, Age 9
Martin Gunther's grandchild
Child
Joan Vitez Ensemble
Julia Walsh Ensemble
George Ward Child
Jeanne Wardley Mrs. Kennedy
David Wayne Karl Gunther
William Welch Child
Maurice Wells Otto Heinrich
Peggy Wells Ensemble
Alan Wenfield Ensemble
Bob White Another Boy
Child
Albert Whitley Ensemble
Nancy Whitman Ensemble
Lynn Whitney Ensemble
Mary Williamson Ensemble
Lois Winston Ensemble
Janice Winter Ensemble
Barbara Wooddell Julia, Age 21
Gene Yell Ensemble