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Little Millionaire (The) (1911-09-George M. Cohan's Theatre-Broadway)

Type de série: Original
Théâtre: George M. Cohan's Theatre (Broadway - Etats-Unis)
Durée : 5 mois 2 semaines
Nombre : 192 représentations
Première Preview : Monday 25 September 1911
Première : Monday 25 September 1911
Dernière : Saturday 09 March 1912
Mise en scène : George M. Cohan • James Corman
Chorégraphie :
Producteur : George M. Cohan • Sam H. Harris
Avec : Maud Allen (Miss Primper), Earl Benham (Danny Wheeler), George M. Cohan (Robert Spooner), Helen F. Cohan (Mrs. Prescott), Jerry J. CohanDonald Crisp (Edward Plumber (Rudolph)), William Ford (Starter at the "Beaux Arts"), Sydney Jarvis (Roscoe Handover), Jack Klendon (Reverend H. Henry Dodge), Tom Lewis (Bill Costigan), Amy Mortimer (Mary), George Parsons (George Russell), Julia Ralph (Berdina Busby), Lila Rhodes (Goldie Gray), Dore Rogers (Policeman), Charles W. Weil (Page Boy), Josephine Whittell (Bertha Burnham)
Presse : "Again George M. Cohan has dared and won. An inveterate perpetrator of dramatic tricks and surprises, in "The Little Millionaire" he has so far disdained the traditions of musical comedy as to present an entire act without a note of music or without a suggestion of the chorus-the old reliable life saver of so many a piece of its class. He has done more; he has, so far as opportunities go, made not himself but Tom Lewis the star. And what was still more daring, in the new piece he gives the best ballad, a serious love duet, to the two villains of the play. And as served to the audience at the Cohan last evening these startling innovations please, tickled and incited the audience to thunderous applause. No one but George Cohan would have dared these violations of the conventions and doubtless no one but Cohan would have made them acceptable." (Rennold Wolf, The Morning Telegraph)
"The success of such an entertainment as "The Little Millionaire" - and of course its success is no doubt - is due to the fact that Mr. Cohan knows his little book from the first page to the last and, as he might say, then some, maybe." (The New York Times)
"One must concede that George M. Cohan has talent. He has nimble legs, and he writes neat jingles of the popular kind. He also knows how to sing his ditties in a way that sends his numerous followers into ecstasies of admiration. This granted, Mr. Cohan has received about all the credit coming to him. No - we forgot - he is also a specialist in the art of rolling up his eyes and talking through his nose, talents which have earned for him the title "Yankee-doodle Comedian" (whatever that may mean), a distinction shrewdly helped along by the adoption of the United States flag as the trade mark of this particular actor.
All these peculiarities and characteristics have endeared George M. Cohan to his special public. For there is a Cohan public just as there is a John Drew public and a Maude Adams public, only it is not quite so select. The Cohanites are not exacting in their demands. They'll applaud anything, accept anything, so long as it bears the Cohan stamp. Plenty of noise, wild waving of the stars and stripes, a slim comedian full of impudent self-assurance, his eyes half clos ed, hopping about the stage, and they'll yell themselves hoarse. Otherwise, how explain the vogue of "The Little Millionaire," which some enthusiastic scribes have declared the best thing George has ever done? It is not. If Cohan's reputation rested on this piece, he would never have come to own his own theater on Broadway. It is the usual Cohan musical salad, only with a little less dressing than usual. To recount the plot were to waste the reader's time. It is hackneyed nonsense, with scenes thrown together in the crudest manner. The chorus is unattractive, and has little to do. Interest is lacking from the start, and the auditor yawns long before the end is reached. When the star himself holds the center of the stage the piece moves along. A human dynamo of nervous energy, Cohan keeps things hustling in his own characteristic style, but what of it? What does all the fooling, the stereotyped scenes and commonplace dialogue amount to if the play has, so to speak, not a leg to stand upon? The best part in the piece, that of the fat man who stumbles into everybody's way, is capitally acted by Tom Lewis, who has practically all the second act to himself. Lila Rhodes, a graceful and pleasing young lady, is Mr. Cohan's dancing partner." (Theater Magazine - November 1911)

Version 2

Red Widow (The) (1911-11-Astor Theatre-Broadway)

Type de série: Original
Théâtre: Astor Theatre (Broadway - Etats-Unis)
Durée : 3 mois 2 semaines
Nombre : 128 représentations
Première Preview : Monday 06 November 1911
Première : Monday 06 November 1911
Dernière : Saturday 24 February 1912
Mise en scène : Fred G. Latham • James Corman
Chorégraphie :
Producteur : George M. Cohan • Sam H. Harris
Avec : Joseph Allen (Baron Maximilian Scareovich), Donald Archer (Chorus), Sophye Barnard (Anna Varvara), William Barube (Chorus), Poney CantorLee Carriere (Chorus), Stanley Carter (Adyk), Helen Cheevers (Chorus), Harry Clarke (Oswald Butts), Sylvia Clarke (Chorus), Mona Clifford (Chorus), Dorothy Courtney (Chorus), Fay Darling (Chorus), Kitty Devere (Chorus), D. Dickson (Chorus), Dorothy Dickson (Chorus), Martin Enwright (Chorus), Tempe Evans (Chorus), Marie Fanning (Chorus), Stanley Fields (Kirglig), Mary Gordon (Chorus), Glory Gray (Chorus), Ralph Harlow (Manager of the Alcazar Music Hall, Clerk of the Hotel l'Europe), John Hendricks (Ivan Scorpioff), Raymond Hitchcock (Cicero Hannibal Butts), Mr. Jenkins (Chorus), Rokey Johnson (Paskof), Owen Jones (Chorus), William Lafferty (Ovak), Augusta Lang (Princess Sophya), Helen Lee (Chorus), Lola Lorraine (Chorus), George E. Mack (Tantul Popova), Christine Mangasarian (Chorus), Elsie Markert (Chorus), Olga Markusson (Chorus), Daisy Marshall (Chorus), Theodore Martin (Captain Basil Romanoff), Evelyn May (Chorus), Paul McShane (Chorus), Margie Melvin (Chorus), Edward Morrison (Chorus), Jean Newcombe (Violet Butts), Julie Newell (Chorus), Ann O'Kane (Chorus), Ann Pauley (Chorus), B. Pennington (Chorus), Lincoln Plumer (Dick Graham), Harry Pond (Chorus), Elsie Richmond (Chorus), Vivian Rogers (Chorus), George Ross (Chorus), Ray Russell (Chorus), Clara Schroeder (Countess Alexandra), S. Sommerville (Chorus), Constance Talbot (Chorus), Gladys Taylor (Chorus), Mattie Vance (Chorus), Gertrude Vanderbilt (Yvette)

Version 3

Running for Office (1903-04-Haverly's 14th Street Theatre-Broadway)

Type de série: Original
Théâtre: Civic Repertory Theatre (Broadway - Etats-Unis)
Durée : 1 mois 1 semaine
Nombre : 48 représentations
Première Preview : Monday 27 April 1903
Première : Monday 27 April 1903
Dernière : Saturday 06 June 1903
Mise en scène : George M. Cohan • James Corman
Chorégraphie :
Producteur : Fred Niblo
Avec : George M. Cohan (Augustus Wright), Helen F. Cohan (Mrs. John Tiger), Jerry J. Cohan (John Tiger), Josephine Cohan (Madeleine Tiger), Ethel LeveyCharles Bachman (Quick Hall), Clara Barnes (Pearl Belmont), Jane Barry (Clarence Wellington), Josephine Boston (Daisy Flower), Frances Bradford (Daisy Dill), Minerva Brooks (Minnie Dew), Cora Carter (Rosie Budd), LaReine Cumley (Vesta Mansfield), Marie DeRonne (Electa Sylvester), William Forrest (Captain Hicks), Della Gale (Kittie Cute), Agnes Gildea (Octavia Davies), Mamie Gildea (Eden DeFoe), Wilma Gilmore (Senora Dutton), Marie Ireland (Cynthia High), Jessie Joyce (Olive Ellsworth), William Keough (Sam Gayland), Katherine Lacy (Tillie Wells), Mabel Leigh (Pansy Bloom), Joseph Leslie (Boliver Bixby), Florence Little (Mary), Hugh Mack (Dan Timmons), James H. Manning (Andrew Riley), Jo Smith Marba (Herman Helberger), Bert Montclair (Vivian Stanton), Mollie Newell (Minerva Chase), Sophie Palmer (Mildred Vantine), Peter F. Randall (Peter Pinchem), Rosella Rhodes (Gracie Earl), Mattie Rivenberg (Cecille Rockwell), Maurice Robinson (Jim Fizz), Gertrude Rutledge (Susie Springtling), Frankie Scott (Pinky May), Nadine Sidney (May Blossom), Walter W. Stockwell (William Raid), M. J. Sullivan (Franklyn Flusher), Mary Tobin (Lily Blossom), Carrie Ward (Leyla Delmont), Marion Watts (Violet Sweet), Fred Williams (Alf Bach), Maude Wilson (Dora Beach), Zu Zonne (Hella Thropp)