Booth is Back in Town [Mr. Booth]
New York: Richard Fields, Circa 1968. Draft script for the musical which premiered in 1968 by the Lincoln Center Workshop at the Forum Theatre. Numeric holograph annotation in holograph pencil on verso of last leaf.
One of two musical plays written by actor Austin Pendleton. "Booth is Back in Town!" was first performed, with music by Jim Massengale, by the Yale University Dramatic Association at the Yale University Theatre in 1961, which also released a cast album.
In 1963, with music by Arthur Rubinstein, it was performed under the title "Mr. Booth" at the Williamstown Theatre in Williamstown, Massachusetts.
A musical of the life Junius Brutus Booth, a notorious mid-19th century actor and his sons, actors Edwin Booth and John Wilkes Booth, assassin of US President Abraham Lincoln.
Blue Studio Duplicating Service titled wrappers. Title page present, with credits for Austin Pendleton (book), Arthur Rubinstein (music), and Gretchen Cryer (lyrics). 127 leaves, with last page of text numbered 2-5-39. Mimeograph duplication, rectos only. Pages Near Fine, wrapper Very Good plus, bound with two gold screw brads.
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