Herman Shumlin

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Herman Shumlin
Herman-Shumlin-1931.jpg
Herman Shumlin in 1931
Born (1898-12-06)December 6, 1898
Atwood, Colorado
Died June 4, 1979(1979-06-04) (aged 80)
New York City, New York
Occupation Theatrical producer, director

Herman Shumlin (December 6, 1898, Atwood, Colorado – June 4, 1979, New York City) was a prolific Broadway theatrical director and theatrical producer beginning in 1927 with the play Celebrity and continuing through 1974 with a short run of As You Like It, notably with an all male cast. He was also the director of two movies, including Watch on the Rhine (1943), which he first directed and produced on Broadway in 1941.

During a Broadway career lasting 47 years, he was the director, producer or both of 45 productions, including three separate productions of The Corn Is Green (1940, 1943, and 1950). Other productions include The Little Foxes (1939), Watch on the Rhine (1941), and Inherit the Wind (1955). Inherit the Wind ran for 806 performances, and was made into a movie in 1960 starring Spencer Tracy, Fredric March, and Gene Kelly, and has been remade three times since, in 1965, 1988, and 1999.

Theatre credits[edit]

Howard Phillips and Spencer Tracy in The Last Mile (1930)
Henry Hull, William Nunn, Eugenie Leontovich, Lester Alden and Rafaela Ottiano in Grand Hotel (1930)
Robert Keith, Anne Revere, Florence McGee, Katherine Emery and Katherine Emmet in The Children's Hour (1934)
Tallulah Bankhead as Regina Giddens in The Little Foxes (1939)
Edmund Breon as the Squire and Thelma Schnee as Bessie Watty in the Broadway production of The Corn Is Green (1940)
Paul Lukas as Kurt Mueller in Watch on the Rhine (1941)
Date Title Venue Notes
December 26, 1927 – January 1928 Celebrity Lyceum Theatre, New York City Producer[1]
October 3 – October 1928 Command Performance, TheThe Command Performance Klaw Theatre, New York City Producer[1]
November 13, 1928 – January 1929 To-Night at 12 Hudson Theatre, New York City Producer[1]
October 23, 1929 – October 1929 Button, Button Bijou Theatre, New York City Producer[1]
February 13 – October 1930 Last Mile, TheThe Last Mile Sam H. Harris Theatre, New York City Producer[1]
November 13, 1930 – December 1931 Grand Hotel National Theatre, New York City Producer, director[1]
September 14 – December 3, 1932 Clear All Wires Times Square Theatre, New York City Producer, director[1]
October 17, 1933 – January 1934 Ten Minute Alibi Ethel Barrymore Theatre, New York City Director[1]
September 13 – September 1934 Bride of Torozko, TheThe Bride of Torozko Henry Miller's Theatre, New York City Producer, director[1]
November 20, 1934 – July 1936 Children's Hour, TheThe Children's Hour Maxine Elliott Theatre, New York City Producer, director[1]
October 11 – October 1935 Sweet Mystery of Life Shubert Theatre, New York City Producer, director[1]
December 15 – December 1936 Days to Come Vanderbilt Theatre, New York City Producer, director[1]
February 21 – March 1938 Wine of Choice Guild Theatre, New York City Director[1]
December 28, 1938 – January 1939 Merchant of Yonkers, TheThe Merchant of Yonkers Guild Theatre, New York City Producer[1]
February 15, 1939 – February 1940 Little Foxes, TheThe Little Foxes National Theatre, New York City Producer, director[1]
January 9 – August 3, 1940 Male Animal, TheThe Male Animal Cort Theatre, New York City Producer, director[1]
November 26, 1940 – January 17, 1942 Corn Is Green, TheThe Corn Is Green National Theatre, New York City Producer, director[1]
April 1, 1941 – February 21, 1942 Watch on the Rhine Martin Beck Theatre, New York City Producer, director[1]
November 26 – December 19, 1942 Great Big Doorstep, TheThe Great Big Doorstep Morosco Theatre, New York City Producer, director[1]
May 3 – June 19, 1943 Corn Is Green, TheThe Corn Is Green Martin Beck Theatre, New York City Producer, director[1]
April 12, 1944 – January 20, 1945 Searching Wind, TheThe Searching Wind Fulton Theatre, New York City Producer, director[1]
October 17 – November 4, 1944 Visitor, TheThe Visitor Henry Miller's Theatre, New York City Producer, director[1]
March 20 – June 23, 1945 Kiss Them for Me Belasco Theatre and Fulton Theatre, New York City Director[1]
February 21–28, 1946 Jeb Martin Beck Theatre, New York City Producer, director, production supervisor[1]
March 30 – April 9, 1949 Biggest Thief in Town, TheThe Biggest Thief in Town Mansfield Theatre, New York City Director[1]
January 11–22, 1950 Corn Is Green, TheThe Corn Is Green New York City Center, New York City Volunteer consultant[1]
September 18 – November 4, 1950 Daphne Laureola Music Box Theatre, New York City Producer[1]
February 20 – March 10, 1951 High Ground, TheThe High Ground 48th Street Theatre, New York City Director[1]
September 4 – November 10, 1951 Lace on Her Petticoat Booth Theatre, New York City Producer, director[1]
November 19–24, 1951 To Dorothy, A Son John Golden Theatre, New York City Producer, director[1]
January 30 – February 2, 1952 Gertie Plymouth Theatre, New York City Producer, director[1]
April 22 – May 17, 1952 Candida National Theatre, New York City Director[1]
October 13 – November 1, 1952 Gambler, TheThe Gambler Lyceum Theatre, New York City Director[1]
November 20, 1954 – February 26, 1955 Wedding Breakfast 48th Street Theatre, New York City Director[1]
April 21, 1955 – June 22, 1957 Inherit the Wind National Theatre, New York City Producer, director[1]
January 29 – May 2, 1959 Tall Story Belasco Theatre, New York City Director[1]
November 19 – December 12, 1959 Only in America Cort Theatre, New York City Producer, director[1]
December 1–17, 1960 Little Moon of Alban Longacre Theatre, New York City Director[1]
March 2 – July 10, 1963 Dear Me, The Sky is Falling Music Box Theatre, New York City Director[1]
September 24, 1963 Bicycle Ride to Nevada Cort Theatre, New York City Producer, director[1]
February 26 – November 28, 1964 Deputy, TheThe Deputy Brooks Atkinson Theatre, New York City Producer, director[1]
December 14, 1967 – June 8, 1968 Spofford ANTA Playhouse, New York City Playwright, director[1]
May 1–18, 1968 Soldiers Billy Rose Theatre, New York City Producer[1]
October 7–26, 1974 Flowers Biltmore Theatre, New York City Producer[1]
December 3–8, 1974 As You Like It Mark Hellinger Theatre, New York City Producer[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y z aa ab ac ad ae af ag ah ai aj ak al am an ao ap aq ar as "Herman Shumlin". Internet Broadway Database. Retrieved 2016-10-12. 

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