Boris Karloff's Theatre Performances

Boris on Broadway : "Arsenic and Old Lace" (1941-44). As Jonathan Brewster.
Boris on Broadway : "Arsenic and Old Lace" (1941-44). As Jonathan Brewster.

1911-1912

 

Jeanne Russell Players [Ray Brandon Stock Company] :

 

- "The Devil". Hoffmann. (Debut)

- "The American Girl"

- "The Man From Home". Grand Duke Vasili Vasilivitch.

- "Emanuella" ["Two Married Men"]

- "The Half Breed". Ross Kennion.

- "The Little Minister". Rob Dow.

- "Cousin Kate", "Moths", "A Texas Ranger", "The Squaw Man", "Jesse James". "The Moonshiner's Daughter".

 

- "The Galley Slave", "Friends", "Paid in Full", The Flag of Truce", The Heart of Kentucky", "The Young Mrs Winthrop".

 

1912-1917

 

Harry St. Clair Stock Company :

 

- "Moths", "Facing The Music", "Charley's Aunt", "East Lynne", "Bought and Paid For","Paid In Full","The Young Mrs Winthrop", "Lena Rivers", "Mabel Heath", "Blind Father, "A Terrible Tangle", "The Builder of Bridges", "A Cheerful Liar", "The Spendthrift" "Tennessee's Partner". Caleb Swan.

 

Margot Beaton Stock Company [Director : Boris Karloff]. 1914.

 

- "Sweet Lavender", "Kitty's Romance" . "Plain Molly".

   

1917

 

Patti Mc Kinley Players :

 

- "Johnny Get Your Gun", "The Lure", "The Girl I Left Behind Me", "The Vampire".

 

Lona Fendell Stock Company :

 

- "Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm", "The Whole Dam Family", "Don't Lie To Your Wife", "The Spendthrift", "The Divorce".

 

The New York Producing Company :

 

- "The Virginian". Virginian.

 

1918

 

Robert Lawrence Stock Company. [Unknown.]

 

Alfred Aldridge & Co.

 

31 Dec - 1 Jan 1919 : "Bolsheviki". Victory Theatre, San Jose.

 

1919

 

Robert Lawrence Stock Company. [Unknown.] Majestic Theatre, San Francisco.

 

Fulton Players

 

5 May - 17 May : Fulton Theatre, Oakland.

 

1928

 

Reginald Pole Company

 

25 Jan - 28 Jan : "The Idiot". Parfyon Rogozhin. Belmont Theatre, Los Angeles.

 

Opera and Drama Guild

 

23 April - 2 May : "Monna Vanna". Guido Collona.Trinity Auditorium, Los Angeles.

 

3 May - ? : "For The Soul Of Rafael".  Trinity Auditorium, Los Angeles.

 

Sprague Repertoire Company

 

23 May - late June : "Hotel Imperial". General Juskievica. Egan Theatre, Los Angeles.

 

Sarah Padden Company

 

5 August - 8 Sept : "Window Panes". Artem Tiapkin. Egan Theatre, Los Angeles.

 

1929

 

"Kongo". Kregg. Capitol Theatre, San Francisco.

 

1930

 

12 May - ? : "The Criminal Code". Ned Galloway. Belasco Theatre, Los Angeles.

 

1934

 

17 Nov : "Mud, Blood and Kisses". Skit. Little Theatre, Padua Hills, Cal.

 

14  Dec : "Annual Benefit". Shrine Auditorium, Los Angeles.

 

1935

 

1 Dec : "Show of Shows". Shrine Auditorium, Los Angeles.

 

1936

 

19 Oct : "The Drunkard". Theatre Mart, Hollywood.

 

1938

 

April : "The Tell-Tale Heart". [Touring production]

 

1940

 

26 Dec + 2 weeks : "Arsenic and Old Lace". Jonathan Brewster. Maryland Theatre, Baltimore.

 

1941

 

10 Jan - 27 June 1942 : "Arsenic and Old Lace". Jonathan Brewster. Fulton Theatre, New York.

 

13 April : "Arsenic and Old Lace". Jonathan Brewster. West Point Military Academy,     New York.

 

26 Nov : "Night of the Stars". Madison Square Garden, New York.

 

1942

 

10 March : "Navy Relief Show". Madison Square Garden, New York. "Floradora Sextet".

 

17 Aug 1942 - 23 Jan 1944 : The"Arsenic and Old Lace" Tour. Jonathan Brewster.

 

17 Aug - 26 Sept 42 : Curran Theatre, San Francisco.

28 Sept - 10 Oct : Biltmore Theatre, Los Angeles.

12 Oct - 24 Oct :   Geary Theatre, San Francisco.

26 Oct : Oakland Auditorium Theatre, Oakland.

 

1943


The"Arsenic and Old Lace" Tour :  Chicago, Milwaukee, Boston and Washington.

- Ended 12 June 1943 at Metropolitan Theatre, Seattle etc.

- Restarted on 23 Aug 1943 Washington DC.

 

1944


- Boris Karloff left AOL tour 23 Jan 1944, Music Hall, Kansas City.

 

1945

 

The "Arsenic and Old Lace" Pacific Tour.

February - May 1945 : Pacific Isles in a U.S.O. production - Oahu, Midway, Canton Island,  the Marshall Islands, Johnston Island and Kwajalein.

 

1946

 

5 Nov - 24 Nov : "On Borrowed Time". Gramps. El Patio Theatre, Hollywood. [And San Francisco]

 

1947

 

March 1947 (one week) : "On Borrowed Time". Gramps. Irish Theatre, Mexico City. [Teatro  Americano]

 

1948

 

4 Feb-7 Feb : "The Linden Tree". Professor Linden. Schubert Theatre, New Haven, Connecticut.

9 Feb - (?) : "The Linden Tree". Professor Linden. Philadelphia.

23 Feb - 28 Feb : "The Linden Tree". Professor Linden. National Theatre, Washington, DC

2 March -6 March : "The Linden Tree". Professor Linden. Music Box Theare, New York.

 

25 Dec - 8 Jan 1949 : "The Shop at Sly Corner". Decius Heiss. Wilbur Theatre, Boston.

 

1949

 

18 Jan - 22 Jan : "The Shop at Sly Corner". Decius Heiss. Boot Thatre, New York.

 

1950

 

16 Jan - 21 Jan : "On Borrowed Time". Gramps. Penthouse Theatre, Ansley Hotel, Atlanta.

30 Jan - 4 Feb : "On Borrowed Time". Gramps.  Penthouse Theatre, Ansley Hotel, Atlanta.

 

24 Apr - 30 Sept : "Peter Pan". Captain Hook / Mr. Darling. Imperial Theatre, New York.

2 Oct - 27 Jan 1951 : "Peter Pan". Captain Hook / Mr. Darling. St James Theatre, New York.

 

1951


"Peter Pan" Tour : Boston, Cincinnati, Cleveland, Detroit etc.

29 April - final curtain : "Peter Pan". Captain Hook / Mr. Darling. Minneapolis.

 

1955

 

25 June : "Night of 100 Stars". Skit : "The 90th Birthday" / "Dinner For One". Butler James. Palladium, London.

 

28 Oct - 12 Nov : "The Lark". Bishop Pierre Cauchon. Plymouth Theatre, Boston.

17 Nov - 2 June 1956 : "The Lark". Bishop Pierre Cauchon. Longacre Theatre, New York.

 

1956

 

5 Sept - late Sept : "The Lark". Bishop Pierre Cauchon. San Francisco.

 

1957

 

21 Mar - 23 Mar : "Arsenic and Old Lace". Jonathan Brewster. Anchorage High School Auditorium. Anchorage, Alaska.

 

1960


12 Jan - 17 Jan : "Arsenic and Old Lace". Jonathan Brewster. Tapia Theatre, San Juan, Puerto Rico.

 

1961

 

17 Jan - (?) : "On Borrowed Time". Gramps. Tapia Theatre, San Juan, Puerto Rico.


17 March - 25 March : "On Borrowed Time". Gramps. Wharf Theatre and Opera House, Monterey, California.


 

 



 



 


 



 


 



 


 


 


 




 

New Biography by Stephen Jacobs
New Biography by Stephen Jacobs
Boris Karloff 1887-1969
Boris Karloff 1887-1969