‘The Cradle Will Rock’ opens on Broadway 80 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (Jan 3 1938)

Video: 'American Musical The Cradle Will Rock'

(Monday, January 3, 1938, 8:40 p.m. EST) — The musical play The Cradle Will Rock, which follows the efforts of Larry Foreman to unionize the town’s workers and combat wicked, greedy businessman Mr. Mister, made its Broadway debut tonight at the Windsor Theatre in New York City.

Written by Marc Blitzstein and directed by Orson Welles, the original cast consisted of John Adair, Guido Alexander, Marc Blitzstein, Peggy Coudray, Howard Da Silva, George Fairchild, Robert Fransworth, Edward Fuller, Will Geer, Maynard Holmes, Frank Marvel, Charles Niemeyer, Le Roi Operti, Jules Schmidt, George Smithfield, Olive Stanton, and Bert Weston.

Video: 'The Cradle Will Rock'

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