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