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John Street Theatre, (4/16/1787 - 5/12/1787)
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Opening Date: Apr 16, 1787    
Closing Date: May 12, 1787 Total Performances: 4

Category: Play, Comedy, Original, Broadway
Comments: Considered to be the first American play ever professionally produced. This production had four performances: April 16, April 18, May 2, and May 12, 1787.



Production Staff
Written by Royall Tyler
Cast
Lewis Hallam
Mr. Billy Dimple
Mrs. Harper
Maria Van Rough
Van Rough's daughter
Joseph Harper
Jessamy
Billy Dimple's waiter and servant
John Henry
Colonel Henry Manly
Mrs. Kenna
Letitia
Owen Morris
Van Rough
Mrs. Owen Morris
Charlotte
Colonel Manly's sister
Eliza Tuke
Jenny
Maria Van Rough's waiter and servant
Thomas Wignell
Jonathan
Colonel Manly's waiter and servant