Top Broadway Drama (1943 - 53)
From top-notch writers of such shows as Cavalcade of America, United States Steel brings you one of the most popular Broadway drama shows of all time: Theater Guild on the Air. The show was produced live and produced both classic and contemporary plays. The United States Steel sponsored the series.
Theater Guild on the Air old time radio show originated from the Theatre Guild founded in 1919 by Theresa Helburn, Lawrence Langner, and Armina Marshall. The guild was created to develop theater productions in America and in time produced over 220 plays on Broadway and later traveled around the world. Actress, playwright, and producer Armina Marshall spearheaded the radio show.
The Theater Guild on the Air attracted over 10 million radio listeners by 1946. Highlights of the show include Elizabeth the Queen, and Ah, Wilderness. Big name stars were also attracted to the production with Ingrid Bergman, Bette Davis, Helen Hayes, Katharine Hepburn, Lynn Fontanne and Alfred Lunt, Gene Kelly, Agnes Moorehead, Basil Rathbone, and more staring in various episodes. Well written and highly acclaimed by audiences and critics alike, Theater Guild on the Air often stars the original Broadway actors of the plays. Theater Guild on the Air is sure to delight!
For more dramatized broadway plays, see also: Showtime. For other literature-based see also: American Novels, Authors Collection, The Author Meets the Critics, Author's Playhouse, Best Plays, Favorite Story, Great Plays, NBC University Theater, New Theater, Theater Guild on the Air, Tell It Again, Theater Royal, World's Greatest Novels, and Your Playhouse of Favorites.