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Trio   

"Trio" was originally scheduled to open on November 8, 1944 at the Cort Theater, however theater owner Lee Shubert refused to rent it based on the play's themes of an older woman's feelings for a girl. Elmer Rice, lease-holder of the Belasco Theatre, allowed the production to open there, where it was still a subject of controversy. It was finally ordered to close by New York License Commissioner Paul Moss who refused to renew the Belasco's license if "Trio" remained open; it closed on February 24, 1945. In response, both Elmer Rice and fellow City Center board member Margaret Webster resigned from their positions, and producer Lee Sabinson began a lawsuit for a million dollars against Moss and others.
 
Belasco Theatre , (12/29/1944 - 2/24/1945)
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Opening Date:Dec 29, 1944   
Closing Date:Feb 24, 1945 Total Performances:67

Category: Play, Original, Broadway
Description: A play in three acts
Setting: Pauline Maury's apartment and Ray Mackenzie's apartment.


Production Staff
Produced by Lee Sabinson
Written by Dorothy Baker and Howard Baker; Based on the novel by Dorothy Baker
Staged by Bretaigne Windust
Scenic Design by Stewart Chaney
General Manager: Philip Adler; Company Manager: Paul Groll
Stage Manager: James Gelb
Press Representative: Samuel J. Friedman
Cast
Henry Goon House Boy
Mary Alan Hokanson Miss Hawley
Harry Irvine Dean Harry Kennedy
Sara Perry Mrs. Girard
Lydia St. Clair Pauline Maury
Ken Tower Ralph Hackett
Lois Wheeler Janet Logan
Richard Widmark Ray MacKenzie
Kenneth Williams Ted Gordon