Success Story (play)

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Success Story
Written by John Howard Lawson
Date premiered September 26, 1932
Place premiered Maxine Elliott's Theatre
New York City, New York
Original language English
Genre Drama
Setting Office in New York City headquarters of Raymond Merritt Company

Success Story was a 1932 Broadway three-act drama written by John Howard Lawson, produced by the Group Theatre and staged by Lee Strasberg with Scenic design by Mordecai Gorelik. It ran for 121 performances from September 26, 1932 to January 1933 at the Maxine Elliott's Theatre. This was actor Russell Collins' Broadway debut. Actors William Challee and Ruth Nelson were a married couple.


In 1928 young Sol Ginsberg joins a Madison Avenue advertising agency. Formerly a radical idealist his philosophy changes to money as being the culmination of the American Dream. He starts to compromise his former ideals to advance his career, risking losing the faith of his childhood sweetheart and in himself.



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