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George Abbott

Director, Performer, Producer, Choreographer, Writer, Presenter, Source Material, Other
( b. Jun 25, 1887 Forestville, New York, USA - d. Jan 31, 1995 Miami Beach, Florida, USA ) Male
Also known as: George Francis Abbott
Relations: Father of Judith Abbott
Uncle of Carl Fisher


Productions Date of Productions
The Pajama Game
[Musical, Comedy, Revival]
  • Book by George Abbott
Feb 23, 2006 - Jun 17, 2006
The Boys from Syracuse
[Musical, Comedy, Revival]
  • Based on the original book by George Abbott
Aug 18, 2002 - Oct 20, 2002
Damn Yankees
[Musical, Comedy, Revival]
  • Book by George Abbott
Mar 03, 1994 - Aug 06, 1995
Three Men on a Horse
[Play, Comedy, Revival]
  • Written by George Abbott
Apr 13, 1993 - May 16, 1993
Broadway
[Play, Drama, Revival]
  • Directed by George Abbott
  • Written by George Abbott
Jun 25, 1987 - Jun 27, 1987
On Your Toes
[Musical, Comedy, Revival]
  • Directed by George Abbott
  • Book by George Abbott
Mar 06, 1983 - May 20, 1984
Music Is
[Musical, Comedy, Original]
  • Directed by George Abbott
  • Book by George Abbott
Dec 20, 1976 - Dec 26, 1976
Where's Charley?
[Musical, Comedy, Revival]
  • Book by George Abbott
Dec 20, 1974 - Feb 23, 1975
The Pajama Game
[Musical, Comedy, Revival]
  • Directed by George Abbott
  • Book by George Abbott
Dec 09, 1973 - Feb 03, 1974
Not Now, Darling
[Play, Comedy, Original]
  • Directed by George Abbott
Oct 29, 1970 - Nov 15, 1970
Norman, Is That You?
[Play, Original]
  • Directed by George Abbott
Feb 19, 1970 - Feb 28, 1970
Three Men on a Horse
[Play, Comedy, Revival]
  • Directed by George Abbott
  • Written by George Abbott
Oct 16, 1969 - Jan 10, 1970
The Fig Leaves Are Falling
[Musical, Original]
  • Directed by George Abbott
Jan 02, 1969 - Jan 06, 1969
The Education of H*Y*M*A*N K*A*P*L*A*N
[Musical, Original]
  • Directed by George Abbott
Apr 04, 1968 - Apr 27, 1968
How Now, Dow Jones
[Musical, Comedy, Original]
  • Directed by George Abbott
Dec 07, 1967 - Jun 15, 1968
Agatha Sue, I Love You
[Play, Comedy, Original]
  • Directed by George Abbott
Dec 14, 1966 - Dec 17, 1966
Help Stamp Out Marriage!
[Play, Comedy, Original]
  • Directed by George Abbott
Sep 29, 1966 - Oct 15, 1966
Anya
[Musical, Operetta, Original]
  • Directed by George Abbott
  • Book by George Abbott
Nov 29, 1965 - Dec 11, 1965
Flora, The Red Menace
[Musical, Original]
  • Directed by George Abbott
  • Book by George Abbott
May 11, 1965 - Jul 24, 1965
Fade Out - Fade In
[Musical, Comedy, Original]
  • Directed by George Abbott
May 26, 1964 - Apr 17, 1965
Never Too Late
[Play, Comedy, Original]
  • Directed by George Abbott
Nov 27, 1962 - Apr 24, 1965
A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum
[Musical, Comedy, Farce, Original]
  • Directed by George Abbott
May 08, 1962 - Aug 29, 1964
Take Her, She's Mine
[Play, Comedy, Original]
  • Directed by George Abbott
Dec 21, 1961 - Dec 08, 1962
Let It Ride!
[Musical, Comedy, Original]
  • Based on "Three Men on a Horse" by George Abbott
Oct 12, 1961 - Dec 09, 1961
A Call on Kuprin
[Play, Original]
  • Directed by George Abbott
May 25, 1961 - Jun 03, 1961
Tenderloin
[Musical, Comedy, Original]
  • Directed by George Abbott
  • Book by George Abbott
Oct 17, 1960 - Apr 23, 1961
Fiorello!
[Musical, Original]
  • Directed by George Abbott
  • Book by George Abbott
Nov 23, 1959 - Oct 28, 1961
Once Upon a Mattress
[Musical, Comedy, Original]
  • Directed by George Abbott
May 11, 1959 - Jul 02, 1960
Drink to Me Only
[Play, Comedy, Original]
  • Directed by George Abbott
Oct 08, 1958 - Dec 13, 1958
New Girl in Town
[Musical, Original]
  • Directed by George Abbott
  • Book by George Abbott
May 14, 1957 - May 24, 1958
The Skin of Our Teeth
[Play, Comedy, Revival]
  • Starring: George Abbott [Mr. Antrobus]
Aug 17, 1955 - Sep 03, 1955
Damn Yankees
[Musical, Comedy, Original]
  • Directed by George Abbott
  • Book by George Abbott
May 05, 1955 - Oct 12, 1957
On Your Toes
[Musical, Comedy, Revival]
  • Produced by George Abbott
  • Staged by George Abbott
  • Book by George Abbott
Oct 11, 1954 - Dec 04, 1954
The Pajama Game
[Musical, Comedy, Original]
  • Directed by George Abbott
  • Book by George Abbott
May 13, 1954 - Nov 24, 1956
Me and Juliet
[Musical, Comedy, Original]
  • Directed by George Abbott
May 28, 1953 - Apr 03, 1954
Wonderful Town
[Musical, Comedy, Original]
  • Directed by George Abbott
Feb 25, 1953 - Jul 03, 1954
In Any Language
[Play, Comedy, Original]
  • Directed by George Abbott
  • Produced by George Abbott
Oct 07, 1952 - Nov 15, 1952
The Number
[Play, Melodrama, Original]
  • Staged by George Abbott
Oct 30, 1951 - Jan 12, 1952
A Tree Grows in Brooklyn
[Musical, Original]
  • Produced by George Abbott
  • Directed by George Abbott
  • Book by George Abbott
Apr 19, 1951 - Dec 08, 1951
Where's Charley?
[Musical, Comedy, Original]
  • Directed by George Abbott
  • Book by George Abbott
Jan 29, 1951 - Mar 10, 1951
Out of This World
[Musical, Comedy, Original]
  • Additional direction by George Abbott
  • The Messrs. Subber and Ayers gratefully acknowledge the assistance of George Abbott
Dec 21, 1950 - May 05, 1951
Call Me Madam
[Musical, Comedy, Original]
  • Directed by George Abbott
Oct 12, 1950 - May 03, 1952
Touch and Go
[Musical, Revue, Original]
  • Presented by George Abbott
Oct 13, 1949 - Mar 18, 1950
Mrs. Gibbons' Boys
[Play, Comedy, Original]
  • Produced by George Abbott
  • Staged by George Abbott
May 04, 1949 - May 07, 1949
Where's Charley?
[Musical, Comedy, Original]
  • Directed by George Abbott
  • Book by George Abbott
Oct 11, 1948 - Sep 09, 1950
Look, Ma, I'm Dancin'!
[Musical, Original]
  • Produced by George Abbott
  • Directed by George Abbott
  • Choreographed by George Abbott
Jan 29, 1948 - Jul 10, 1948
High Button Shoes
[Musical, Comedy, Original]
  • Directed by George Abbott
Oct 09, 1947 - Jul 02, 1949
Barefoot Boy With Cheek
[Musical, Comedy, Original]
  • Produced by George Abbott
  • Staged by George Abbott
Apr 03, 1947 - Jul 05, 1947
It Takes Two
[Play, Comedy, Original]
  • Produced by George Abbott
  • Directed by George Abbott
Feb 03, 1947 - Feb 08, 1947
The Dancer
[Play, Melodrama, Revival]
  • Produced by George Abbott
Jun 05, 1946 - Jun 08, 1946
Billion Dollar Baby
[Musical, Comedy, Original]
  • Directed by George Abbott
Dec 21, 1945 - Jun 29, 1946
On the Town
[Musical, Comedy, Original]
  • Directed by George Abbott
Dec 28, 1944 - Feb 02, 1946
Snafu
[Play, Original]
  • Produced by George Abbott
  • Staged by George Abbott
Oct 25, 1944 - Mar 10, 1945
A Highland Fling
[Play, Original]
  • Produced by George Abbott
  • Staged by George Abbott
Apr 28, 1944 - May 20, 1944
Get Away Old Man
[Play, Original]
  • Directed by George Abbott
  • Produced by George Abbott
Nov 24, 1943 - Dec 04, 1943
Kiss and Tell
[Play, Comedy, Original]
  • Produced by George Abbott
  • Staged by George Abbott
Mar 17, 1943 - Jun 23, 1945
Sweet Charity
[Play, Comedy, Original]
  • Directed by George Abbott
Dec 28, 1942 - Jan 02, 1943
Beat the Band
[Musical, Comedy, Original]
  • Directed by George Abbott
  • Produced by George Abbott
  • Book by George Abbott
Oct 14, 1942 - Dec 12, 1942
Three Men on a Horse
[Play, Comedy, Revival]
  • Written by George Abbott
Oct 09, 1942 - Oct 31, 1942
Jason
[Play, Original]
  • Produced by George Abbott
Jan 21, 1942 - May 09, 1942
Banjo Eyes
[Musical, Comedy, Original]
  • Based on "Three Men on a Horse" by George Abbott
Dec 25, 1941 - Apr 12, 1942
Best Foot Forward
[Musical, Comedy, Original]
  • Directed by George Abbott
  • Produced by George Abbott
Oct 01, 1941 - Jul 04, 1942
Pal Joey
[Musical, Comedy, Original]
  • Produced by George Abbott
  • Staged by George Abbott
Dec 25, 1940 - Nov 29, 1941
Goodbye in the Night
[Play, Melodrama, Original]
  • Produced by George Abbott
  • Staged by George Abbott
Mar 18, 1940 - Mar 23, 1940
The Unconquered
[Play, Drama, Original]
  • Produced by George Abbott
  • Staged by George Abbott
Feb 13, 1940 - Feb 17, 1940
Ring Two
[Play, Comedy, Original]
  • Produced by George Abbott
  • Staged by George Abbott
Nov 22, 1939 - Nov 25, 1939
Too Many Girls
[Musical, Comedy, Original]
  • Produced by George Abbott
  • Staged by George Abbott
Oct 18, 1939 - May 18, 1940
See My Lawyer
[Play, Comedy, Original]
  • Produced by George Abbott
Sep 27, 1939 - Apr 06, 1940
Mrs. O'Brien Entertains
[Play, Comedy, Original]
  • Produced by George Abbott
  • Staged by George Abbott
Feb 08, 1939 - Mar 1939
The Primrose Path
[Play, Comedy, Original]
  • Produced by George Abbott
  • Staged by George Abbott
Jan 04, 1939 - May 1939
The Boys from Syracuse
[Musical, Comedy, Original]
  • Produced by George Abbott
  • Directed by George Abbott
  • Book by George Abbott
Nov 23, 1938 - Jun 10, 1939
What a Life
[Play, Comedy, Original]
  • Directed by George Abbott
  • Produced by George Abbott
Apr 13, 1938 - Jul 08, 1939
All That Glitters
[Play, Comedy, Original]
  • Produced by George Abbott
  • Staged by George Abbott
Jan 19, 1938 - Mar 1938
Brown Sugar
[Play, Melodrama, Original]
  • Produced by George Abbott
  • Staged by George Abbott
Dec 02, 1937 - Dec 04, 1937
Angel Island
[Play, Comedy, Mystery, Original]
  • Produced by George Abbott
  • Staged by George Abbott
Oct 20, 1937 - Nov 1937
Room Service
[Play, Comedy, Original]
  • Produced by George Abbott
  • Staged by George Abbott
May 19, 1937 - Jul 16, 1938
Brother Rat
[Play, Comedy, Original]
  • Produced by George Abbott
  • Directed by George Abbott
Dec 16, 1936 - May 1938
Sweet River
[Play, Drama, Original]
  • Produced by George Abbott
  • Staged by George Abbott
  • Written by George Abbott
Oct 28, 1936 - Nov 1936
On Your Toes
[Musical, Comedy, Original]
  • Book by George Abbott
Apr 11, 1936 - Jan 23, 1937
Boy Meets Girl
[Play, Comedy, Original]
  • Produced by George Abbott
  • Staged by George Abbott
Nov 27, 1935 - Jul 1937
Jumbo
[Musical, Comedy, Puppets, Original]
  • Directed by George Abbott
Nov 16, 1935 - Apr 18, 1936
Three Men on a Horse
[Play, Comedy, Original]
  • Staged by George Abbott
  • Written by George Abbott
Jan 30, 1935 - Jan 09, 1937
Page Miss Glory
[Play, Comedy, Original]
  • Staged by George Abbott
Nov 27, 1934 - Mar 1935
Ladies' Money
[Play, Drama, Original]
  • Staged by George Abbott
  • Written by George Abbott
Nov 01, 1934 - Dec 1934
Small Miracle
[Play, Melodrama, Original]
  • Staged by George Abbott
Sep 26, 1934 - Jan 1935
Kill That Story
[Play, Comedy, Original]
  • Produced by Abbott-Dunning, Inc.
  • Staged by George Abbott
Aug 29, 1934 - Dec 1934
John Brown
[Play, Drama, History, Original]
  • Produced by George Abbott
  • Staged by George Abbott
  • Performer: George Abbott [John Brown]
Jan 22, 1934 - Jan 1934
The Drums Begin
[Play, Drama, Original]
  • Produced by George Abbott
  • Staged by George Abbott
Nov 24, 1933 - Dec 1933
Heat Lightning
[Play, Drama, Original]
  • Produced by Abbott-Dunning, Inc.
  • Staged by George Abbott
  • Written by George Abbott
Sep 15, 1933 - Oct 1933
Twentieth Century
[Play, Comedy, Original]
  • Produced by George Abbott
  • Staged by George Abbott
Dec 29, 1932 - May 20, 1933
The Great Magoo
[Play, Drama, Original]
  • Staged by George Abbott
Dec 02, 1932 - Dec 1932
Lilly Turner
[Play, Original]
  • Produced by Abbott-Dunning, Inc.
  • Staged by George Abbott
  • Written by George Abbott
Sep 19, 1932 - Oct 1932
Louder, Please
[Play, Comedy, Original]
  • Staged by George Abbott
Nov 12, 1931 - Jan 1932
Those We Love
[Play, Drama, Original]
  • Directed by George Abbott
  • Performer: George Abbott [Frederick Williston]
  • Written by George Abbott
Feb 19, 1930 - Apr 1930
Poppa
[Play, Comedy, Original]
  • Staged by George Abbott
Dec 24, 1928 - Mar 1929
Ringside
[Play, Original]
  • Staged by George Abbott
  • Written by George Abbott
Aug 29, 1928 - Sep 1928
Gentlemen of the Press
[Play, Original]
  • Staged by George Abbott
Aug 27, 1928 - Dec 1928
Bless You, Sister
[Play, Original]
  • Directed by George Abbott
Dec 26, 1927 - Jan 1928
Coquette
[Play, Romance, Tragedy, Original]
  • Directed by George Abbott
  • Written by George Abbott
Nov 08, 1927 - Sep 1928
Four Walls
[Play, Original]
  • Directed by George Abbott
  • Written by George Abbott
Sep 19, 1927 - Jan 1928
Spread Eagle
[Play, Drama, Original]
  • Staged by George Abbott
Apr 04, 1927 - Jun 1927
Chicago
[Play, Comedy, Original]
  • Directed by George Abbott
Dec 30, 1926 - May 1927
Broadway
[Play, Drama, Original]
  • Directed by George Abbott
  • Written by George Abbott
Sep 16, 1926 - Feb 11, 1928
Love 'em and Leave 'em
[Play, Comedy, Original]
  • Directed by George Abbott
  • Written by George Abbott
Feb 03, 1926 - Jun 1926
A Holy Terror
[Play, Original]
  • Performer: George Abbott [Dirk Yancey]
  • Written by George Abbott
Sep 28, 1925 - Oct 1925
The Fall Guy
[Play, Comedy, Melodrama, Original]
  • Written by George Abbott
Mar 10, 1925 - Jun 1925
Processional
[Play, Comedy, Original]
  • Performer: George Abbott [Dynamite Jim]
Jan 12, 1925 - Mar 1925
Lazybones
[Play, Original]
  • Performer: George Abbott [Steve Tuttle]
Sep 22, 1924 - Nov 1924
Hell-bent Fer Heaven
[Play, Melodrama, Original]
  • Performer: George Abbott [Sid Hunt]
Jan 04, 1924 - Apr 1924
White Desert
[Play, Drama, Original]
  • Performer: George Abbott [Sverre Peterson]
Oct 18, 1923 - Oct 1923
Zander the Great
[Play, Comedy, Original]
  • Performer: George Abbott [Texas]
Apr 09, 1923 - Jun 1923
The Broken Wing
[Play, Comedy, Drama, Original]
  • Performer: George Abbott [Sylvester Cross]
Nov 29, 1920 - Apr 1921
Daddies
[Play, Original]
  • Performer: George Abbott [Henry Allen]
Sep 05, 1918 - Jun 1919
Gertrude Kingston and a Visiting Company
[Play, One Act, Original]
  • Performer: George Abbott [Twin Duke of Ethiopia]
Nov 14, 1916 - Dec 30, 1916
The Yeomen of the Guard
[Musical, Operetta, Revival]
  • Performer: George Abbott [Second Yeoman]
Apr 19, 1915 - May 08, 1915
The Misleading Lady
[Play, Original]
  • Performer: George Abbott
Nov 25, 1913 - May 1914
1987 Tony Award® Special Award
winner George Abbott (on the occasion of his 100th birthday) [winner]
1983 Drama Desk Award Outstanding Director of a Musical
winnerOn Your Toes [winner]
Directed by George Abbott
1976 Tony Award® Lawrence Langer Award
winner George Abbott [winner]
1968 Tony Award® Best Direction of a Musical
 How Now, Dow Jones [nominee]
Directed by George Abbott
1963 Tony Award® Best Direction of a Musical
winnerA Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum [winner]
Directed by George Abbott
1963 Tony Award® Best Direction of a Play
 Never Too Late [nominee]
Directed by George Abbott
1960 Tony Award® Best Direction of a Musical
winnerFiorello! [winner]
Directed by George Abbott
1960 Tony Award® Best Musical
winnerFiorello! [winner]
Book by George Abbott
1960 Pulitzer Prize for Drama
winnerFiorello! [winner]
Book by George Abbott
1958 Tony Award® Best Musical
 New Girl in Town [nominee]
Book by George Abbott
1956 Tony Award® Best Musical
winnerDamn Yankees [winner]
Book by George Abbott
1955 Tony Award® Best Musical
winnerThe Pajama Game [winner]
Book by George Abbott
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