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Donald Albery Biography (1914-1988)
Full name, Donald Arthur Rolleston Albery; born June 19, 1914, in London, England; died September 14, 1988, in Monte Carlo, Monaco; son of Bronson James (a stage producer and theatre owner) and Una Gwynn (Rolleston) Albery; marriedHeather Boys, 1946 (marriage ended); children: four.
In honor of Douglas Albery, the New Theatre in London was renamed the AlberyTheatre in 1972.
- Birth Details
- June 19, 1914
- London, England
- Death Details
- September 14, 1988
- Monte Carlo, Monaco
- FIRST STAGE WORK--Producer, Birthday Honours, Q Theatre, London, 1953.
- FIRST BROADWAY WORK--Producer (with Gilbert Miller), The Living Room, Henry Miller's Theatre, 1954.
Credits; PRINCIPAL STAGE WORK; PRODUCER
- The Living Room, Wyndham's Theatre, London, 1953.
- I Am a Camera, New Theatre, London, 1954.
- Lucky Strike, Q Theatre, London, 1955.
- The Remarkable Mr. Pennypacker, New Theatre, 1955.
- Waiting for Godot, Arts Theatre, London, 1955.
- The Waltz of the Toreadors, Arts Theatre, 1956.
- Gigi, New Theatre, 1956.
- Grab Me a Gondola, Lyric Hammersmith Theatre, London, 1956.
- Zuleika, Saville Theatre, London, 1957.
- Tea and Sympathy, Comedy Theatre, London, 1957.
- Paddle Your Own Canoe, Criterion Theatre, London, 1957.
- Dinner with the Family, New Theatre, 1957.
- The Potting Shed, Globe Theatre, London, 1958.
- Epitaph for George Dillon, Royal Court Theatre, London, 1958, then retitled George Dillon, Comedy Theatre, 1958.
- Irma La Douce, Lyric Theatre, London, 1958.
- The Rose Tattoo and Make Me an Offer, both New Theatre, 1959.
- A Taste of Honey and The Hostage, both Wyndham's Theatre, 1959.
- The Complaisant Lover, Globe Theatre, 1959.
- One to Another, Lyric Hammersmith Theatre, 1959.
- The Ring of Truth, Savoy Theatre, London, 1959.
- The World of Suzie Wong, Prince of Wales' Theatre, London, 1959.
- Fings Ain't Wot They Used t'Be, Garrick Theatre, London, 1960.
- A Passage to India and The Tinker, both Comedy Theatre, 1960.
- Call It Love, Wyndham's Theatre, 1960.
- Oliver!, New Theatre, 1960, then (with David Merrick) Imperial Theatre, New York City, 1963, later (with Merrick) Martin Beck Theatre, New York City,1964.
- The Art of Living, Criterion Theatre, 1960.
- The Miracle Worker, Royalty Theatre, London, 1961.
- Beyond the Fringe, Fortune Theatre, London, 1961.
- Blitz!, Adelphi Theatre, London, 1961.
- A Severed Head, Criterion Theatre, 1963, then (with Merrick) Royale Theatre, New York City, 1964.
- (with Richard Barr and Clinton Wilder) Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? and (with Brian Rix) Instant Marriage, both Piccadilly Theatre, London, 1964.
- Poker Session, Globe Theatre, 1964.
- Beyond the Fringe, May Fair Theatre, London, 1964.
- (with Rix) Diplomatic Baggage, Wyndham's Theatre, 1964.
- Entertaining Mr. Sloane, New Arts Theatre, London, 1964, then (with SladeBrown, Tanya Chasman, E.A. Gilbert, and Michael Codron) Lyceum Theatre, NewYork City, 1965.
- Jorrocks, New Theatre, 1965.
- (with H. Clay Blaney) Portrait of a Queen, Vaudeville Theatre, London, 1965.
- The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie, Wyndham's Theatre, 1966.
- The Restoration of Arnold Middleton and (with Perry Raffles) Mrs.
- Wilson's Diary, both Criterion Theatre, 1967.
- Spring and Port Wine, New Theatre, 1967.
- The Italian Girl, Wyndham's Theatre, 1968.
- Man of La Mancha, Piccadilly Theatre, 1968.
- Conduct Unbecoming, Queen's Theatre, London, 1969, then (with Roger Stevens) Ethel Barrymore Theatre, New York City, 1970.
- (With Michael Codron) It's a Two Foot Six Inches above the Ground World,Wyndham's Theatre, 1970.
- Poor Horace, Lyric Theatre, 1970.
- Mandrake, Criterion Theatre, 1970.
- Popkiss, Globe Theatre, 1972.
- Also produced Sparrers Can't Sing, Celebration, Bonne Soupe, and Heartbreak House, all in London 1961; Not to Worry, Semi-Detached, and Fiorello!, allin London, 1962; Le Mariage de Figaro and License to Murder, both in London,1963; The Time of the Barracudas, 1963; The Fourth of June and Carving a Statue, both in London, 1964; Very Good Eddie and The Family Dance, both in London, 1976; Candida, London, 1977.
Credits; MAJOR TOURS; PRODUCER
- The Perils of Scobie Prilt, U.K. cities, 1963.
- A Little Winter Love, U.K. cities, 1964.
- Oliver!, U.S. cities, 1965.
OBITUARIES AND OTHER SOURCES:
- Variety, September 21, 1988.
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