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A Moon for the Misbegotten
Hartman Theater, Columbus
Opened: Thursday, February 20, 1947
Producer: Theatre Guild     Director: Arthur Shields
Pre Broadway production
Moved to Nixon Theatre, Pittsburgh, March 3, 1947
Moved to Cass Theatre, Detroit, March 10, 1947
 
Josie Hogan - Mary Welch
Phil Hogan - J. M. Kerrigan
Mike Hogan - J. Joseph Donnelly
James Tyrone, Jr. - James Dunn
T. Stedman Harder - Lex Lindsay
 


The Theatre Guild production of A Moon for the Misbegotten had its official tryout opening on February 20, 1947 in Columbus, Ohio. It went on to Pittsburgh, Detroit, and St. Louis. Dissatisfied with the casting of both Mary Welch as Josie Hogan and James Dunn as Jamie Tyrone, the Guild then closed the production, intending to recast it for the following season. However, the play was not to be seen on Broadway during O'Neill's lifetime.



Scenery Quote
Typed Letter Signed, 1 page, New York, January 6, 1946
From I. Weiss and Sons to the Theatre Guild

Design Agreement
Document Signed, 1 page, New York, February 26, 1946
By Robert Edmund Jones and Sara Greenspan

Design Contract
Document Signed, 1 page, February 28, 1946
By Robert Edmund Jones and Sara Greenspan
Designing Artists Agreement

Design Contract
Document Signed, 1 page, February 28, 1946
By Robert Edmund Jones and Sara Greenspan
Costume Designers Agreement

Correspondence
Typed Letter Signed, 1 page, New York, March 5, 1946
From United Scenic Artists to Sara Greenspan
Regarding Robert Edmond Jones' contract

Correspondence
Typed Letter Signed, 1 page, New York, December 13, 1946
From Richard Madden to Sara Greenspan
Regarding request to The Dramatists Guild for an extension

Builder's Agreement
Document Signed, 3 pages, December 23, 1946
By T. B. McDonald Construction Co.

Builder's Agreement
Document Signed, 2 pages, December 23, 1946
By Studio Alliance, Inc

Correspondence
Typed Letter Signed, 1 page, New York, January 3, 1947
From Richard Madden to Sara Greenspan
Regarding The Dramatists Guild agreement for an extension

Investors File
File of signed agreements by investors and the Theatre Guild
Includes Carlotta O'Neill, S N Behrman, Bea Lawrence

Director's Agreement
Document Signed, 4 pages, January 20, 1947
By Arthur Shields and Lawrence Langner

Music Agreement
Document Signed, 1 page, February 11, 1947
By Edward B Marks Music and Armina Marshall
Grants rights to use "In The Baggage Coach Ahead"


Theatre Program
Nixon Theatre, Pittsburgh, March 3, 1947


Theatre Program
Cass Theatre, Detroit, March 10, 1947


Correspondence
Typed Letter Signed, 1 page, New York, April 30, 1947
From Theresa Helburn & Lawrence Langner to Mrs Sadie G Levy (investor)
Explain status of play and why it closed

Correspondence
Typed Letter, 1 page, New York, December 9, 1947
From the Theatre Guild to Armina Marshall
Explains financial status of closed play


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