LIGHT UP THE SKY PLAY CAST - INSCRIBED SHOW BILL SIGNED CO-SIGNED BY: SAM LEVENE, MILTON BERLE, KITTY CARLISLE, RUTH MCDEVITT, MICHAEL GOODWIN, HAROLD J. KENNEDY, VIVIAN BLAINE, HAYDEN RORKE - HFSID 175882
LIGHT UP THE SKY PLAY CAST: KITTY CARLISLE, VIVIAN BLAINE, HAYDEN RORKE, RUTH McDEVITT, SAM LEVENE, MICHAEL GOODWIN and HAROLD KENNEDY All sign the playbill on the front cover.
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LIGHT UP THE SKY PLAY CAST: KITTY CARLISLE, VIVIAN BLAINE, HAYDEN RORKE, RUTH McDEVITT, SAM LEVENE, MICHAEL GOODWIN and HAROLD KENNEDY All sign the playbill on the front cover. Playbill signed: "Milton Berle", "Kitty Carlisle", "Vivian/Blaine", "To Bob/Best Wishes/Hayden Rorke/[2 words illegible]", "Ruth McDevitt", "Sam Levene", "Michael Goodwin" and "Harold Kennedy" on cover, 28 pages, 6x9. Circa June 1971. Complete program for Light Up the Sky, written by Moss Hart, performed at the John B Kelly Playhouse in the Park for the Lincoln Festival. Program includes biographies of the stars of the play. Comedian and TV star MILTON BERLE (1908-2002), possibly attended the play, as he is not listed in the credits. In addition to the TV work for which he is best known, Berle also performed on Broadway six times and produced two Broadway plays: I'll Take the High Road (1943) and Seventeen (1951). In this production of Light Up the Sky, which was first directed by Hart at the Royale Theatre on Broadway from November 18, 1948-May 21, 1949, KITTY CARLISLE, the wife of the playwright, starred as Irene Livingston (the play is set in her living room at the Ritz-Carleton Hotel in Boston). Other members of the cast included VIVIAN BLAINE as Frances Black, HAYDEN RORKE as Owen Turner, RUTH McDEVITT as Stella Livingston, SAM LEVENE as Sidney Black (the role he had originated on Broadway), MICHAEL GOODWIN as Peter Sloan and HAROLD KENNEDY as Carleton Fitzgerald. CARLISLE (1910-2007), was married to Moss Hart from 1946 until his death in 1961. Although she appeared on Broadway from 1933 and was in a number of feature films and television shows, she is perhaps best known as a panelist on the TV game show, To Tell The Truth (she was the only panelist to appear in every version of the show from 1956-2002). BLAINE (1921-1995), born Vivian Stapleton, appeared in five Broadway plays, including Guys and Dolls. HAYDEN RORKE (1910-1987), who made 70 appearances on Broadway and had 50 feature films and nearly 400 TV shows to his credit, is perhaps best known for his role as Dr. Bellows on I Dream of Jeannie (1965-1970). McDEVITT (1895-1976) appeared in a number of Broadway productions, including Picnic (1953-1954). Director/performer LEVENE (1905-1980), who first appeared on Broadway in 1927, was nominated for a 1961 Tony Award for Best Actor in a Play for The Devil's Advocate. GOODWIN appeared in a number of Broadway plays as well as in feature films and on television. KENNEDY (1914-1988), who appeared on Broadway and directed several plays, wrote No Pickle - No Performance, a memoir of his life in the theater. Lightly creased. Cover slightly soiled. Overall, fine condition.
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