Provincetown Playhouse

The Provincetown Playhouse is a theater in Manhattan. It is named for the Provincetown Players, who converted the former bottling plant into a theater in 1918. The original players were Eugene O’Neill, Edna St. Vincent Millay and Djuna Barnes. Paul Robeson performed at the theatre. E. E. Cummings had his plays performed in the building. Bette Davis made her New York stage debut in the facility. [cite news |first= |last= |authorlink= |coauthors= |title=N.Y.U. Plan Threatens Historic Theater. |url=http://www.nytimes.com/2008/04/30/theater/30prov.html?_r=1&ref=theater&oref=slogin |quote=New York University’s proposal to demolish the historic Provincetown Playhouse in Greenwich Village as part of its planned expansion over the next 25 years is meeting resistance from community leaders and scholars who say the building, where Eugene O’Neill’s plays were first produced, is an important site in American theater history. |publisher=New York Times |date= |accessdate=2008-05-01 ]

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* [http://homepages.nyu.edu/~jqk2598/provincetown.html Provincetown Playhouse] at NYU
* [http://www.ibdb.com/venue.asp?ID=1333 Provincetown Playhouse] at IBDB
* [http://newdeal.feri.org/library/u82.htm Provincetown Playhouse] info from WPA


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