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Elmer Rice

Director, Producer, Writer, Source Material, Lyricist
( b. Sep 28, 1892 New York, New York, USA - d. May 08, 1967 Southampton, ENGLAND ) Male
Also known as: Elmer L. Reizenstein [Birthname]
Elmer L. Rice
Relations: Husband of Betty Field (1942 - 1956) divorced; three children
Founding member of the Playwrights' Company.



Productions Date of Productions
Lovemusik
[Musical, Drama, Original]
  • Featuring songs with lyrics by Elmer Rice
May 03, 2007 - Jun 24, 2007
Skyscraper
[Musical, Comedy, Original]
  • Based on "Dream Girl" by Elmer Rice
Nov 13, 1965 - Jun 11, 1966
The Best Man
[Play, Original]
  • Produced by The Playwrights' Company (Maxwell Anderson; S.N. Behrman; Elmer Rice; Robert E. Sherwood; Sidney Howard)
Mar 31, 1960 - Jul 08, 1961
Silent Night, Lonely Night
[Play, Original]
  • Produced by The Playwrights' Company (Maxwell Anderson; S.N. Behrman; Elmer Rice; Robert E. Sherwood; Sidney Howard)
Dec 03, 1959 - Mar 19, 1960
Five Finger Exercise
[Play, Original]
  • Produced by The Playwrights' Company (Maxwell Anderson; S.N. Behrman; Elmer Rice; Robert E. Sherwood; Sidney Howard)
Dec 02, 1959 - Oct 01, 1960
Flowering Cherry
[Play, Original]
  • Produced by The Playwrights' Company (Maxwell Anderson; S.N. Behrman; Elmer Rice; Robert E. Sherwood; Sidney Howard)
Oct 21, 1959 - Oct 24, 1959
Chéri
[Play, Original]
  • Produced by The Playwrights' Company (Maxwell Anderson; S.N. Behrman; Elmer Rice; Robert E. Sherwood; Sidney Howard)
Oct 12, 1959 - Nov 28, 1959
Juno
[Musical, Comedy, Original]
  • Produced by The Playwrights' Company (Maxwell Anderson; S.N. Behrman; Elmer Rice; Robert E. Sherwood; Sidney Howard)
Mar 09, 1959 - Mar 21, 1959
Look After Lulu
[Play, Comedy, Original]
  • Produced by The Playwrights' Company (Maxwell Anderson; S.N. Behrman; Elmer Rice; Robert E. Sherwood; Sidney Howard)
Mar 03, 1959 - Apr 04, 1959
The Gazebo
[Play, Comedy, Mystery, Original]
  • Produced by The Playwrights' Company (Maxwell Anderson; S.N. Behrman; Elmer Rice; Robert E. Sherwood; Sidney Howard)
Dec 12, 1958 - Jun 27, 1959
Cue for Passion
[Play, Drama, Original]
  • Produced by The Playwrights' Company (Maxwell Anderson; S.N. Behrman; Elmer Rice; Robert E. Sherwood; Sidney Howard)
  • Staged by Elmer Rice
  • Written by Elmer Rice
Nov 25, 1958 - Dec 27, 1958
Edwin Booth
[Play, Drama, Original]
  • Produced by The Playwrights' Company (Maxwell Anderson; S.N. Behrman; Elmer Rice; Robert E. Sherwood; Sidney Howard)
Nov 24, 1958 - Dec 13, 1958
The Pleasure of His Company
[Play, Comedy, Original]
  • Produced by The Playwrights' Company (Maxwell Anderson; S.N. Behrman; Elmer Rice; Robert E. Sherwood; Sidney Howard)
Oct 22, 1958 - Nov 21, 1959
Handful of Fire
[Play, Drama, Original]
  • Produced by The Playwrights' Company (Maxwell Anderson; S.N. Behrman; Elmer Rice; Robert E. Sherwood; Sidney Howard)
Oct 01, 1958 - Oct 04, 1958
Howie
[Play, Comedy, Original]
  • Produced by The Playwrights' Company (Maxwell Anderson; S.N. Behrman; Elmer Rice; Robert E. Sherwood; Sidney Howard)
Sep 17, 1958 - Sep 20, 1958
Present Laughter
[Play, Comedy, Revival]
  • Produced by The Playwrights' Company (Maxwell Anderson; S.N. Behrman; Elmer Rice; Robert E. Sherwood; Sidney Howard)
Jan 31, 1958 - Feb 08, 1958
Summer of the 17th Doll
[Play, Original]
  • Produced by The Playwrights' Company (Maxwell Anderson; S.N. Behrman; Elmer Rice; Robert E. Sherwood; Sidney Howard)
Jan 22, 1958 - Feb 15, 1958
The Country Wife
[Play, Comedy, Revival]
  • Produced by The Playwrights' Company (Maxwell Anderson; S.N. Behrman; Elmer Rice; Robert E. Sherwood; Sidney Howard)
Nov 27, 1957 - Jan 04, 1958
The Rope Dancers
[Play, Drama, Original]
  • Produced by The Playwrights' Company (Maxwell Anderson; Robert Anderson; Elmer Rice; Roger L. Stevens; John F. Wharton)
Nov 20, 1957 - May 03, 1958
Nude With Violin
[Play, Comedy, Original]
  • Produced by The Playwrights' Company (Maxwell Anderson; S.N. Behrman; Elmer Rice; Robert E. Sherwood; Sidney Howard)
Nov 14, 1957 - Feb 08, 1958
Time Remembered
[Play, Romantic Comedy, Original]
  • Produced by The Playwrights' Company (Maxwell Anderson; Robert Anderson; Elmer Rice; Roger L. Stevens; John F. Wharton)
Nov 12, 1957 - Jun 28, 1958
Small War on Murray Hill
[Play, Comedy, Original]
  • Produced by The Playwrights' Company (Maxwell Anderson; S.N. Behrman; Elmer Rice; Robert E. Sherwood; Sidney Howard)
Jan 03, 1957 - Jan 12, 1957
The Lovers
[Play, Original]
  • Produced by The Playwrights' Company (Maxwell Anderson; S.N. Behrman; Elmer Rice; Robert E. Sherwood; Sidney Howard)
May 10, 1956 - May 12, 1956
The Ponder Heart
[Play, Comedy, Original]
  • Produced by The Playwrights' Company (Maxwell Anderson; S.N. Behrman; Elmer Rice; Robert E. Sherwood; Sidney Howard)
Feb 16, 1956 - Jun 23, 1956
Once Upon A Tailor
[Play, Comedy, Original]
  • Produced by The Playwrights' Company (Maxwell Anderson; S.N. Behrman; Elmer Rice; Robert E. Sherwood; Sidney Howard)
May 23, 1955 - May 28, 1955
Cat on a Hot Tin Roof
[Play, Drama, Original]
  • Produced by The Playwrights' Company (Maxwell Anderson; Robert Anderson; Elmer Rice; Robert E. Sherwood; Roger L. Stevens; John F. Wharton)
Mar 24, 1955 - Nov 17, 1956
The Bad Seed
[Play, Original]
  • Produced by The Playwrights' Company (Maxwell Anderson; S.N. Behrman; Elmer Rice; Robert E. Sherwood; Sidney Howard)
Dec 08, 1954 - Sep 27, 1955
The Traveling Lady
[Play, Original]
  • Produced by The Playwrights' Company (Maxwell Anderson; S.N. Behrman; Elmer Rice; Robert E. Sherwood; Sidney Howard)
Oct 27, 1954 - Nov 20, 1954
All Summer Long
[Play, Original]
  • Produced by The Playwrights' Company (Maxwell Anderson; S.N. Behrman; Elmer Rice; Robert E. Sherwood; Sidney Howard)
Sep 23, 1954 - Nov 13, 1954
Ondine
[Play, Romance, Original]
  • Produced by The Playwrights' Company (Maxwell Anderson; S.N. Behrman; Elmer Rice; Robert E. Sherwood; Sidney Howard)
Feb 18, 1954 - Jul 03, 1954
The Winner
[Play, Original]
  • Produced by The Playwrights' Company (Maxwell Anderson; S.N. Behrman; Elmer Rice; Robert E. Sherwood; Sidney Howard)
  • Directed by Elmer Rice
  • Written by Elmer Rice
Feb 17, 1954 - Mar 13, 1954
In the Summer House
[Play, Original]
  • Produced by The Playwrights' Company (Maxwell Anderson; S.N. Behrman; Elmer Rice; Robert E. Sherwood; Sidney Howard)
Dec 29, 1953 - Feb 13, 1954
Sabrina Fair
[Play, Comedy, Original]
  • Produced by The Playwrights' Company (Maxwell Anderson; Robert Anderson; Elmer Rice; Robert E. Sherwood; Roger L. Stevens; John F. Wharton)
Nov 11, 1953 - Aug 21, 1954
Tea and Sympathy
[Play, Drama, Original]
  • Produced by The Playwrights' Company (Maxwell Anderson; Robert Anderson; Elmer Rice; Robert E. Sherwood; Roger L. Stevens; John F. Wharton)
Sep 30, 1953 - Jun 18, 1955
The Emperor's Clothes
[Play, Drama, Original]
  • Produced in association with The Playwrights' Company (Maxwell Anderson; S.N. Behrman; Elmer Rice; Robert E. Sherwood; Sidney Howard)
Feb 09, 1953 - Feb 21, 1953
Mr. Pickwick
[Play, Comedy, Revival]
  • Produced by The Playwrights' Company (Maxwell Anderson; S.N. Behrman; Elmer Rice; Robert E. Sherwood; Sidney Howard)
Sep 17, 1952 - Nov 08, 1952
The Grand Tour
[Play, Original]
  • Produced by The Playwrights' Company (Maxwell Anderson; S.N. Behrman; Elmer Rice; Robert E. Sherwood; Sidney Howard)
  • Staged by Elmer Rice
  • Written by Elmer Rice
Dec 10, 1951 - Dec 15, 1951
Barefoot in Athens
[Play, Drama, History, Original]
  • Produced by The Playwrights' Company (Maxwell Anderson; Elmer Rice; Robert E. Sherwood; Roger L. Stevens; John F. Wharton)
Oct 31, 1951 - Nov 24, 1951
The Fourposter
[Play, Comedy, Original]
  • Produced by The Playwrights' Company (Maxwell Anderson; Elmer Rice; Robert E. Sherwood; Roger L. Stevens; John F. Wharton)
Oct 24, 1951 - May 02, 1953
Dream Girl
[Play, Comedy, Revival]
  • Written by Elmer Rice
May 09, 1951 - May 20, 1951
Not for Children
[Play, Comedy, Original]
  • Produced by The Playwrights' Company (Maxwell Anderson; S.N. Behrman; Elmer Rice; Robert E. Sherwood; Sidney Howard)
  • Written by Elmer Rice
Feb 13, 1951 - Feb 17, 1951
Lost in the Stars
[Musical, Tragedy, Original]
  • Produced by The Playwrights' Company (Maxwell Anderson; Elmer Rice; Robert E. Sherwood; Kurt Weill; John F. Wharton)
Oct 30, 1949 - Jul 01, 1950
The Smile of the World
[Play, Original]
  • Produced by The Playwrights' Company (Maxwell Anderson; S.N. Behrman; Elmer Rice; Robert E. Sherwood; Sidney Howard)
Jan 12, 1949 - Jan 15, 1949
Street Scene
[Musical, Drama, Original]
  • Produced by The Playwrights' Company (Maxwell Anderson; S.N. Behrman; Elmer Rice; Robert E. Sherwood; Sidney Howard)
  • Book by Elmer Rice
  • Based on the play by Elmer Rice
Jan 09, 1947 - May 17, 1947
Joan of Lorraine
[Play, Drama, History, Original]
  • Produced by The Playwrights' Company (Maxwell Anderson; Elmer Rice; Robert E. Sherwood; Kurt Weill; John F. Wharton)
Nov 18, 1946 - May 10, 1947
Truckline Cafe
[Play, Original]
  • Produced in association with The Playwrights' Company (Maxwell Anderson; S.N. Behrman; Elmer Rice; Robert E. Sherwood; Sidney Howard)
Feb 27, 1946 - Mar 09, 1946
Dream Girl
[Play, Comedy, Original]
  • Produced by The Playwrights' Company (Maxwell Anderson; Elmer Rice; Robert E. Sherwood; S.N. Behrman; John F. Wharton)
  • Directed by Elmer Rice
  • Written by Elmer Rice
Dec 14, 1945 - Dec 14, 1946
The Rugged Path
[Play, Original]
  • Produced by The Playwrights' Company (Maxwell Anderson; S.N. Behrman; Elmer Rice; Robert E. Sherwood; Sidney Howard)
Nov 10, 1945 - Jan 19, 1946
Storm Operation
[Play, Original]
  • Produced by The Playwrights' Company (Maxwell Anderson; S.N. Behrman; Elmer Rice; Robert E. Sherwood; Sidney Howard)
Jan 11, 1944 - Jan 29, 1944
A New Life
[Play, Original]
  • Produced by The Playwrights' Company (Maxwell Anderson; S.N. Behrman; Elmer Rice; Robert E. Sherwood; Sidney Howard)
  • Written by Elmer Rice
Sep 15, 1943 - Nov 13, 1943
The Patriots
[Play, Original]
  • Produced by The Playwrights' Company (Maxwell Anderson; S.N. Behrman; Elmer Rice; Robert E. Sherwood; Sidney Howard)
Jan 29, 1943 - Jun 26, 1943
The Pirate
[Play, Comedy, Original]
  • Produced by The Playwrights' Company (Maxwell Anderson; S.N. Behrman; Elmer Rice; Robert E. Sherwood; Sidney Howard)
Nov 25, 1942 - Apr 27, 1943
Counsellor-at-Law
[Play, Revival]
  • Written by Elmer Rice
Nov 24, 1942 - Jul 10, 1943
The Eve of St. Mark
[Play, Drama, Original]
  • Produced by The Playwrights' Company (Maxwell Anderson; S.N. Behrman; Elmer Rice; Robert E. Sherwood; Sidney Howard)
Oct 07, 1942 - Jun 26, 1943
Candle in the Wind
[Play, Original]
  • Produced by The Playwrights' Company (Maxwell Anderson; S.N. Behrman; Elmer Rice; Robert E. Sherwood; Sidney Howard)
Oct 22, 1941 - Jan 10, 1942
The Talley Method
[Play, Original]
  • Produced by The Playwrights' Company (Maxwell Anderson; S.N. Behrman; Elmer Rice; Robert E. Sherwood; Sidney Howard)
  • Directed by Elmer Rice
Feb 24, 1941 - Apr 12, 1941
Flight to the West
[Play, Original]
  • Produced by The Playwrights' Company (Maxwell Anderson; S.N. Behrman; Elmer Rice; Robert E. Sherwood; Sidney Howard)
  • Staged by Elmer Rice
  • Written by Elmer Rice
Dec 30, 1940 - Apr 26, 1941
Journey to Jerusalem
[Play, Drama, Original]
  • Directed by Elmer Rice
  • Produced by The Playwrights' Company (Maxwell Anderson; S.N. Behrman; Elmer Rice; Robert E. Sherwood; Sidney Howard)
Oct 05, 1940 - Oct 19, 1940
There Shall Be No Night
[Play, Drama, Original]
  • Produced by The Playwrights' Company (Maxwell Anderson; S.N. Behrman; Elmer Rice; Robert E. Sherwood; Sidney Howard)
Sep 09, 1940 - Nov 02, 1940
There Shall Be No Night
[Play, Drama, Original]
  • Produced by The Playwrights' Company (Maxwell Anderson; S.N. Behrman; Elmer Rice; Robert E. Sherwood; Sidney Howard)
Apr 29, 1940 - Aug 09, 1940
Two On An Island
[Play, Comedy, Original]
  • Produced by The Playwrights' Company (Maxwell Anderson; S.N. Behrman; Elmer Rice; Robert E. Sherwood; Sidney Howard)
  • Staged by Elmer Rice
  • Written by Elmer Rice
Jan 22, 1940 - Apr 13, 1940
Key Largo
[Play, Drama, Original]
  • Produced by The Playwrights' Company (Maxwell Anderson; S.N. Behrman; Elmer Rice; Robert E. Sherwood; Sidney Howard)
Nov 27, 1939 - Feb 24, 1940
American Landscape
[Play, Drama, Original]
  • Produced by The Playwrights' Company (Maxwell Anderson; S.N. Behrman; Elmer Rice; Robert E. Sherwood; Sidney Howard)
  • Staged by Elmer Rice
  • Written by Elmer Rice
Dec 03, 1938 - Jan 1939
Knickerbocker Holiday
[Musical, Comedy, Original]
  • Produced by The Playwrights' Company (Maxwell Anderson; S.N. Behrman; Elmer Rice; Robert E. Sherwood; Sidney Howard)
Oct 19, 1938 - Mar 11, 1939
Abe Lincoln in Illinois
[Play, Drama, Original]
  • Produced by The Playwrights' Company (Maxwell Anderson; S.N. Behrman; Elmer Rice; Robert E. Sherwood; Sidney Howard)
  • Staged by Elmer Rice
Oct 15, 1938 - Dec 1939
Between Two Worlds
[Play, Drama, Original]
  • Produced by Elmer Rice
  • Staged by Elmer Rice
  • Written by Elmer Rice
Oct 25, 1934 - Nov 1934
Judgment Day
[Play, Drama, Original]
  • Produced by Elmer Rice
  • Staged by Elmer Rice
  • Written by Elmer Rice
Sep 12, 1934 - Dec 1934
We, The People
[Play, Original]
  • Produced by Elmer Rice
  • Staged by Elmer Rice
  • Written by Elmer Rice
Jan 21, 1933 - Mar 1933
Black Sheep
[Play, Comedy, Original]
  • Produced by Elmer Rice
  • Staged by Elmer Rice
  • Written by Elmer Rice
Oct 13, 1932 - Oct 1932
Counsellor-at-Law
[Play, Drama, Revival]
  • Produced by Elmer Rice
  • Staged by Elmer Rice
  • Written by Elmer Rice
Sep 12, 1932 - May 1933
Counsellor-at-Law
[Play, Drama, Original]
  • Produced by Elmer Rice
  • Staged by Elmer Rice
  • Written by Elmer Rice
Nov 06, 1931 - Jul 1932
The Left Bank
[Play, Drama, Original]
  • Produced by Elmer Rice
  • Staged by Elmer Rice
  • Written by Elmer Rice
Oct 05, 1931 - May 1932
See Naples and Die
[Play, Comedy, Original]
  • Directed by Elmer Rice
  • Written by Elmer Rice
Sep 24, 1929 - Nov 1929
The Subway
[Play, Original]
  • Written by Elmer Rice
Jan 25, 1929 - Feb 1929
Street Scene
[Play, Original]
  • Staged by Elmer Rice
  • Written by Elmer Rice
Jan 10, 1929 - Jun 1930
Cock Robin
[Play, Comedy, Drama, Original]
  • Written by Elmer Rice
Jan 12, 1928 - Apr 1928
The Mongrel
[Play, Original]
  • Book adapted by Elmer L. Rice
Dec 15, 1924 - Jan 12, 1925
Close Harmony
[Play, Comedy, Original]
  • Written by Elmer Rice
Dec 01, 1924 - Dec 1924
The Adding Machine
[Play, Tragedy, Original]
  • Written by Elmer L. Rice
Mar 19, 1923 - May 19, 1923
It Is the Law
[Play, Melodrama, Original]
  • Written by Elmer L. Rice
Nov 29, 1922 - Mar 1923
Wake Up, Jonathan!
[Play, Comedy, Puppets, Original]
  • Written by Elmer L. Rice
Jan 17, 1921 - Apr 1921
For the Defense
[Play, Original]
  • Written by Elmer L. Rice
Dec 19, 1919 - Feb 1920
The Home of the Free
[Play, Original]
  • Written by Elmer L. Reizenstein
Oct 31, 1917 - Apr 27, 1918
On Trial
[Play, Original]
  • Written by Elmer L. Rice
Aug 19, 1914 - Jul 1915
1960 Tony Award® Best Play
 The Best Man [nominee]
Produced by The Playwrights' Company (Maxwell Anderson; S.N. Behrman; Elmer Rice; Robert E. Sherwood; Sidney Howard)
1958 Tony Award® Best Play
 The Rope Dancers [nominee]
Produced by The Playwrights' Company (Maxwell Anderson; Robert Anderson; Elmer Rice; Roger L. Stevens; John F. Wharton)
1958 Tony Award® Best Play
 Time Remembered [nominee]
Produced by The Playwrights' Company (Maxwell Anderson; Robert Anderson; Elmer Rice; Roger L. Stevens; John F. Wharton)
1956 Tony Award® Best Play
 Cat on a Hot Tin Roof [nominee]
Produced by The Playwrights' Company (Maxwell Anderson; Robert Anderson; Elmer Rice; Robert E. Sherwood; Roger L. Stevens; John F. Wharton)
1929 Pulitzer Prize for Drama
winnerStreet Scene [winner]
Written by Elmer Rice
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