The Royal Family

by  George S. Kaufman, Edna Ferber

Full Length Play, Comedy  /  11m, 6f

Nominee! Best Revival of a Play - 2010 Tony Awards!

A thinly-veiled protrait of the legendary Barrymores, another renowned "Royal Family of Broadway", the Cavendish clan comprises three generations of legendary American actors: dowager Fanny Cavendish, widow of the premier actor of his day, who at sev…

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    11m, 6f
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    Tony, From Broadway

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A thinly-veiled protrait of the legendary Barrymores, another renowned "Royal Family of Broadway", the Cavendish clan comprises three generations of legendary American actors: dowager Fanny Cavendish, widow of the premier actor of his day, who at seventy is planning an upcoming tour; brother Herbert, a histrionic player now in his decline; Fanny's daughter Julie, at the height of her Broadway fame, and son Tony who has forsaken the stage for Hollywood. Heralding the third generation of players, Julie's daughter Gwen is just beginning a promising ingenue career. When Tony rushes home only to flee to Europe, escaping the attentions of a Polish movie star and Gwen shocks the family by marrying a "non-professional", it seems the Cavendish name and reputation is threatened. Through it all, Fanny rules with a combination of strength, wit, courage, and a sharp tongue, proving that the "show" indeed, "must (and will) go on."
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  • Nominee! Best Revival of a Play - 2010 Tony Awards!

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George S. Kaufman

George S. Kaufman was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. After a brief career as a ribbon salesman, he contributed to the satirical newspaper column of Franklin P. Adams (“F.P.A.”) in the New York Evening Mail; on Adams’ recommendation, he was given a column of his own in the Washington Times in 1912. While servi ...

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Edna Ferber

Edna Ferber

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