Theatre, Film, and Television Biographies
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John Fearnley Biography (1914-)
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- director, writer
- Birth Details
- April 8, 1914
- Westport, Connecticut
New York Debut
- Chorus, Thumbs Up, St. James, 1934.
Principal Stage Work
- First Man Tourist, Key Largo, Ethel Barrymore, NY, 1939. Assistantstage manager, Tovarich, Plymouth, NY, 1936; assistant stage manager,Oscar Wilde, Fulton, NY, 1938; technical director of the Westport (CT) Country Playhouse, 1941; production assistant for the Theatre Guild, 1941-42; stage manager, Lifeline, Belasco, NY, 1942; stage manager, Harriet, Henry Miller's Theatre, 1943, Casting director and production assistant for Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein, worked on Carousel,Majestic, 1945; Annie Get Your Gun, Imperial, 1946; Allegro, Majestic, 1947; Happy Birthday, Broadhurst, 1946; John Loves Mary, Booth, 1947; South Pacific, Majestic, 1949; Burning Bright, Broadhurst, 1950; The King and I, St. James, 1951; Pipe Dream, Shubert, 1955.
- New York City Center -- Oklahoma!, 1958, 1963, Carousel, 1957, South Pacific, 1957, 1961, The King and I, 1959, 1960, 1963, 1968, Brigadoon, 1962, 1963, Porgy and Bess, 1964; Carousel, Brussels World's Fair, 1958; The Music Man, Melbourne, 1959; Eddie Fisher at the Winter Garden, 1962; Jones Beach Theatre, Wantaugh, NY--Sound of Music, 1970-71, 1980, The King and I, 1972, Carousel, 1973, Fiddler on the Roof, 1974, Oklahoma!, 1975, Show Boat, 1976, Finian's Rainbow, 1977; The Music Man, 1979; Japanese-language production, South Pacific, Takarazuka Theatre, Tokyo, 1979; guest director, Pioneer Memorial Theatre, Utah, 1975-83.Co-director, co-adapter (with James Hammerstein), South Pacific, Thunderbird Hotel, Las Vegas, 1962; conceived (with Richard Lewine) Rodgers andHart, Helen Hayes, NY, 1975. Adaptor, Hans Christian Andersen, Pioneer Memorial Theatre, Salt Lake City, 1977.
- Production aide, Oklahoma!, 1955.
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