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"Trio" was originally scheduled to open on November 8, 1944 at the Cort Theater, however theater owner Lee Shubert refused to rent it based on the play's themes of an older woman's feelings for a girl. Elmer Rice, lease-holder of the Belasco Theatre, allowed the production to open there, where it was still a subject of controversy. It was finally ordered to close by New York License Commissioner Paul Moss who refused to renew the Belasco's license if "Trio" remained open; it closed on February 24, 1945. In response, both Elmer Rice and fellow City Center board member Margaret Webster resigned from their positions, and producer Lee Sabinson began a lawsuit for a million dollars against Moss and others.
Belasco Theatre, (12/29/1944 - 2/24/1945)
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Opening Date: Dec 29, 1944    
Closing Date: Feb 24, 1945 Total Performances: 67

Category: Play, Original, Broadway
Description: A play in three acts
Setting: Pauline Maury's apartment and Ray Mackenzie's apartment.

Production Staff
Produced by Lee Sabinson
Written by Dorothy Baker and Howard Baker; Based on the novel by Dorothy Baker
Staged by Bretaigne Windust
Scenic Design by Stewart Chaney
General Manager: Philip Adler; Company Manager: Paul Groll
Stage Manager: James Gelb
Press Representative: Samuel J. Friedman
Henry GoonHouse Boy
Mary Alan HokansonMiss Hawley
Harry IrvineDean Harry Kennedy
Sara PerryMrs. Girard
Lydia St. ClairPauline Maury
Ken TowerRalph Hackett
Lois WheelerJanet Logan
Richard WidmarkRay MacKenzie
Kenneth WilliamsTed Gordon