First edition 1927
|Date premiered||September 16, 1926|
|Place premiered||Broadhurst Theatre,
New York City, New York
|Setting||The private party room of the Paradise Night Club, New York City|
Broadway is a 1926 Broadway play produced by Jed Harris and written and directed by George Abbott and Philip Dunning. It was Abbott's first big hit on his way to becoming "the most famous play doctor of all time" after he "rejiggered" Dunning's play. The crime drama used "contemporary street slang and a hard-boiled, realistic atmosphere" to depict the New York City underworld during Prohibition. It opened on September 16, 1926, at the Broadhurst Theatre and was one of the venue's greatest hits, running for 603 performances.
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- Broadway at the Internet Broadway Database
- Oxford Companion to American Theatre entry, including plot summary
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