Walnut Street Theatre, Pennsylvania (Images of America Series)

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The Walnut Street Theatre, located at the corner of Ninth and Walnut Streets, is America's oldest theater, a national historic landmark, and the state theater of Pennsylvania. Since its opening in 1809, world-famous stars, such as Henry Fonda, Katharine Hepburn, and Marlon Brando, have performed on its stage. Many of the greatest works in American theater premiered there, including A Streetcar Named Desire, A Raisin in the Sun, and Neil Simon's first Broadway play, Come Blow Your Horn. In 1982, under the ...
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Overview

The Walnut Street Theatre, located at the corner of Ninth and Walnut Streets, is America's oldest theater, a national historic landmark, and the state theater of Pennsylvania. Since its opening in 1809, world-famous stars, such as Henry Fonda, Katharine Hepburn, and Marlon Brando, have performed on its stage. Many of the greatest works in American theater premiered there, including A Streetcar Named Desire, A Raisin in the Sun, and Neil Simon's first Broadway play, Come Blow Your Horn. In 1982, under the direction of Bernard Havard, the Walnut became a not-for-profit producing theater company. Today, with over 56,000 subscribers annually, it is the most subscribed theater company in the world. Through vintage images from the theater's archives and the Free Library of Philadelphia's Theatre Collection, Walnut Street Theatre rediscovers the Walnut's rich past.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780738557700
  • Publisher: Arcadia Publishing SC
  • Publication date: 4/28/2008
  • Series: Images of America Series
  • Pages: 128
  • Sales rank: 1,456,635
  • Product dimensions: 6.40 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Meet the Author

Bernard Havard is recognized as one of America's leading theater producers and is currently the Walnut Street Theatre's producing artistic director. Mark D. Sylvester, managing director of the Walnut Street Theatre, is widely regarded as a theatrical marketing expert and consults with organizations internationally.
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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 17, 2008

    The Walnut's history is a who's who of American Theatre

    The History of the Walnut Street Theatre is unbelievable! The stars that have graced it's stage from the early years (Barrymore's, Booth's, Forrest) are fascinating and the stars from the last century (Brando, Hepburn, Tandy, Poitier, Simon, Fonda and so many more)are amazing. The book is filled with rare photos of performances like Jane Fonda and Audrey Hepburn's first plays, and pages of contemporary stars early in their career. This book is a must for anyone who loves theatre history or hollywood stars, every page is interesting. At such an affordable price you should buy this book!

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