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  • (1924) Stage Play: Topsy and Eva. Musical comedy. Music by The Duncan Sisters. Book by Catherine Chisholm Cushing. Lyrics by The Duncan Sisters. Based on the novel "Uncle Tom's Cabin" by Harriet Beecher Stowe. Musical Director: Jerome Stewardson. Musical Staging by Jack Holland. Directed by Oscar Eagle. Sam H. Harris Theatre: 23 Dec 1924- 9 May 1925 (159 performances). Cast: Rosetta Duncan (as "Topsy"), Vivian Duncan (as "Eva St. Clare") [final Broadway role], Alice Averill (as "Old-Fashioned Girl"), Billie Bart (as "Pickaninny"), Shirley Beauford (as "Old-Fashioned Girl"), Antoinette Boots (as "Bessie/Old-Fashioned Girl"), Floyd Carder (as "Plantation Quartette"), Helen Case (as "Mrs. Shelby"), Roy Collins (as "Plantation Quartette"), Ashley Cooper (as "Erasmus Marks") [Broadway debut], Hazel Cushman (as "Old-Fashioned Girl"), Wilbur Cushman (as "Austustine St. Clare"), Nydia D'Arnell (as "Mariette"), Kitty Dolan (as "Pickaninny"), Myrtle Ferguson (as "Ophelia St. Clare"), Harry Furney (as "Plantation Quartette"), Ernee Goodleigh [credited as Ernay Goodleigh] (as "Old-Fashioned Girl"), Davis Goodman (as "Gee Gee"), Robert Halliday (as "George Shelby"), Dixie Harkins (as "Old-Fashioned Girl"), Ross Himes (as "Rastus"), Harriet Hoctor (as "Henrique/Danseuse Premiere"), Violet Little (as "Pickaninny"), Renee Lowrie (as "Helen/Old-Fashioned Girl"), Florence Martin (as "Eliza"), Edith Maybaun (as "Jane/Old-Fashioned Girl"), Toresa McSpirit (as "Pickaninny"), Glory Minehart (as "Harry"), Patricia Pattisson (as "Old-Fashioned Girl"), Jessie Pollard (as "Old-Fashioned Girl"), Lorraine Ray (as "Old-Fashioned Girl"), Basil Ruysdael (as "Uncle Tom"), Phillip Ryder (as "Plantation Quartette"), Minnie Shaw (as "Pickaninny"), Lea Swan (as "Ann/Old-Fashioned Girl"), Ethel Swettenham (as "Pickaninny"), Rosie Swettenham (as "Pickaninny"), Elsie Thompson (as "Pickaninny"), Rosa Thompson (as "Pickaninny"), Aimee Torriani (as "Chloe"), Natasha Verova (as "Old-Fashioned Girl"), Frank K. Wallace (as "Simon Legree"), Hettie Ward (as "Pickaninny"). Replacement actor: Rex Cherryman (as "George Shelby") [Broadway debut]. Produced by Thomas Wilkes. Note: Filmed as Topsy and Eva (1927).
  • (1925) Stage Play: The Cocoanuts. Musical comedy. Music by Irving Berlin. Lyrics by Irving Berlin. Book by George S. Kaufman. Additional text by Morrie Ryskind. Musical Director: Frank Tours. Music orchestrated by Frank Tours, Maurice De Packh, Stephen Jones and Louis Katzman. Scenic Design by Woodman Thompson. Costume Design by Charles Le Maire. Musical Staging by Sammy Lee. Directed by Oscar Eagle. Lyric Theatre: 8 Dec 1925- 7 Aug 1926 (276 performances). Cast: Chico Marx (as "Willie the Wop"), Groucho Marx (as "Henry W. Schlemmer"), Harpo Marx (as "Silent Sam"), Zeppo Marx (as "Jamison"), Jack Barker, The Breens (as "Specialty"), Lehman Byck, Grace Carroll, Kitty Clay, Beatrice Coniff, Ted Daniels, Billie Davis, Eugene Day, Antonio De Marco, Nina De Marco, Billy DeWolf, Margaret Dumont (as "Mrs. Potter"), Xela Edwards, Roberta Haines, Georgie Hale (as "Eddie"), Rella Harrison, Madeline Janis, Peggy Jones, Mildred Kelly, Evelyn Kermin, Charles Knowlton, Andre Lapue, Maude Lydiate, Lionel Maclyn, Frances Mallory, Liane Mamet, Philip Mann, Juan Marlow, Maxine Marshall, Helen Martin, Mat Matus, Virginia McCune, Adele McHatton, Nesha Medwin, Eleanor Meeker, Bonnie Murray, Marjorie Murray, Hazel Patterson, Jessie Payne, Elsie Pedrick, Gladys Pender, Nancy Phillips, Florence Regan, Jerome Robertson, Maxine Robinson, Basil Ruysdael, Bernice Speer, Hazel Stille, Sybil Stuart, Janet Velie, Jerry White, Henry Whittemore, Beryle Williams, Billie Williams, Frances Williams, Mabel Withee. Produced by Sam Harris.

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