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Maxwell Anderson

Playwright and Dramatist Maxwell Anderson

Full Name: James Maxwell Anderson
Profession: Playwright and Dramatist

United States of America

Why Famous: Winter Set, High Tor, Key Largo, Bath Seed

Born: December 15, 1888
Birthplace: Atlantic, Pennsylvania, USA

Generation: Lost Generation
Star Sign: Sagittarius

Died: February 28, 1959 (aged 70)
Cause of Death: Stroke

Historical Events

  • 1927-01-26 Maxwell Anderson's play "Saturday's Children" premieres in New York City
  • 1933-03-06 Maxwell Anderson's "Both your Houses" premieres in NYC
  • 1935-09-25 Maxwell Anderson's play "Winterset" premieres in NYC
  • 1937-01-09 Maxwell Anderson's "High Tor" premieres in NYC
  • 1937-02-08 Maxwell Anderson's "Masque of Kings" premieres in NYC
  • 1939-11-27 Maxwell Anderson's play "Key Largo" premieres in NYC
  • 1941-10-22 Maxwell Anderson's "Candle in the Wind" premieres in NYC
  • 1942-10-07 Maxwell Anderson's "Eve of St Mark" premieres in NYC
  • 1949-10-30 "Lost in the Stars" by Maxwell Anderson and Kurt Weill, based on the novel "Cry the Beloved Country" by Alan Paton opens at Music Box Theater NYC for 281 performances
  • 1949-10-30 Kurt Weill & Maxwell Anderson's musical "Lost in the Stars" premieres in NYC
  • 1950-07-01 Maxwell Anderson and Kurt Weill's "Lost in the Stars", based on Alan Paton's novel "Cry the Beloved Country", closes at Music Box Theater, NYC, after 281 performances
  • 1954-12-08 Maxwell Anderson's "Bad Seed" premieres in NYC

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