Room Service (play)
Room Service is a play written by Allen Boretz and John Murray. It was originally produced by George Abbott and debuted at the Cort Theatre in New York on May 19, 1937. Its initial production ran for 500 performances, closing on July 16, 1938. The play was revived for a short run of 16 performances in 1953. RKO Pictures purchased the film rights for a then-record $225,000 and used it as the basis for the Marx Brothers film of the same title.
The 1937 production starred Eddie Albert as Leo Davis. The role was played by Jack Lemmon in the 1953 revival. Alexander Asro, who created the role of Sasha Smirnoff, played the same role in both the film and the revival.
Original 1937-38 Broadway cast
|Leo Davis||Eddie Albert|
|Sasha Smirnoff||Alexander Asro*|
|Timothy Hogarth||Jack Byrne|
|Joseph Gribble||Clifford Dunstan*|
|Hilda Manney||Betty Field|
|Faker Englund||Teddy Hart|
|Senator Blake's Secretary||William Howard|
|Gordon Miller||Sam Levene|
|Harry Binion||Peter Loeb|
|Gregory Wagner||Donald MacBride*|
|Bank Messenger||William Mendrek|
|Senator Blake||Ralph Morehouse|
|Christine Marlowe||Margaret Mullen|
|Dr. Glass||Hans Robert|
|Simon Jenkins||Philip Wood*|
- Reprised the role in the film adaptation.
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