New York: The Producers Theatre, 1954. Archive of 14 vintage photographs from the 1954 play. Eleven with "The Flowering Peach" stamps, two with photographer "Gene Cook" stamps, and two with photographer "Louis Melacon" stamps on verso. Laid in is an announcement of the premiere and an invitation to the play, both on Broadway producer and publicist Barry Hyams letterhead, the latter signed by Hyams in holograph ink, as well as a production synopsis of the play, listing cast and crew, theatre, and opening and closing dates.
"The Flowering Peach" premiered at the Belasco Theatre on December 28, 1954, for a run of 135 performances, closing on April 23, 1955, and featured stars of Yiddish theater Menasha Skulnik and Berta Gersten. Inspired by the 15th century Wakefield and Chester cycle of mystery plays. Remade as the Broadway musical "Two by Two," in 1970, by Richard Rodgers, Martin Carnin, and Peter Stone, starring Danny Kaye. An unusual play for social realist Clifford Odets, a humorous modern take on the Biblical story of Noah. The last original play produced by the playwright.
8.25 x 10 inches. Some light rippling, one with cropping annotations in holograph wax pencil, else Near Fine.
Announcement and Invitation of Barry Hyams letterhead, 8.5 x 11 inches. Horizontal creases to both, else Near Fine.
Synopsis, 8.5 x 11 inches. Very Good, severe chipping to right edge and center horizontal crease.