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April 24, 2001 | CHRIS PASLES, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Elmer Rice's 1929 Pulitzer Prize-winning play, "Street Scene," didn't have an easy time getting off the ground. Most New York theater managers flatly rejected producing it. Lots of actors turned down roles because they believed the play would flop. Director George Cukor walked out after the third day of rehearsals, and neither George Abbott, George S. Kaufman nor Rouben Mamoulian could be induced to step in. The poor author ultimately had to direct his own play too.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 24, 2001 | CHRIS PASLES, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Elmer Rice's 1929 Pulitzer Prize-winning play, "Street Scene," didn't have an easy time getting off the ground. Most New York theater managers flatly rejected producing it. Lots of actors turned down roles because they believed the play would flop. Director George Cukor walked out after the third day of rehearsals, and neither George Abbott, George S. Kaufman nor Rouben Mamoulian could be induced to step in. The poor author ultimately had to direct his own play too.
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October 17, 1989 | ALEENE MacMINN, Arts and entertainment reports from The Times, national and international news services and the nation's press
German composer Kurt Weill's 1947 Broadway musical "Street Scene," a look at sultry summertime life in the Big Apple slums, is slated to open tonight at the English National Opera in London. American soprano Kristine Ciesinksi sings the role of the doomed wife, English bass Richard Van Allan is her vengeful husband and Janis Kelly, a Scot, is their daughter. Both Ciesinski and Kelly appeared in the production's British premiere at the Scottish Opera in Glasgow in May.
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