Jerome Lawrence & Robert Lee

The Works of Jerome Lawrence & Robert Lee

Lawrence and Lee, except where indicated

  • Laugh, God!,” published in Six Anti-Nazi One-Act Plays, Contemporary Play Publications, 1939.
  • Inside a Kid’s Head,” first published in Radio Drama in Action, edited by Erik Barnouw, Farrar & Rinehart, 1945.
  • Look Ma, I’m Dancin’!,” first produced on Broadway at Adelphi Theatre, January 29, 1948.
  • Inherit the Wind (three-act; first produced on Broadway at National Theatre [now Billy Rose Theatre], April 21, 1955), Random House, 1955, reprinted, Bantam, 1969, acting edition, Dramatists Play Service, 1958, revised edition, 1963, new two-act edition with production notes by the playwrights, 1986.
  • (With James Hilton) Shangri-La (musical; based on Lost Horizon by James Hilton; first produced on Broadway at Winter Garden Theatre, June 13, 1956), Morris Music, 1956.
  • Auntie Mame (two-act; based on the novel by Patrick Dennis; first produced on Broadway at Broadhurst Theatre, October 31, 1956), Vanguard, 1957, acting edition, Dramatists Play Service, 1960 (also see below).
  • The Gang’s All Here (three-act; first produced on Broadway at Ambassador Theatre, October 1, 1959), World Publishing, 1960, acting edition, Samuel French, 1961.
  • Only in America (three-act; based on the book by Harry Golden; first produced on Broadway at Cort Theatre, November 19, 1959), Samuel French, 1960.
  • A Call on Kuprin (three-act; based on the novel by Maurice Edelman; first produced on Broadway at Broadhurst Theatre, May 26, 1961), Samuel French, 1962.
  • Sparks Fly Upward (first produced on Broadway as “Diamond Orchid” at Henry Miller’s Theatre, February 10, 1965; rewritten and produced as “Sparks Fly Upward” in Dallas at McFarlin Auditorium, December 3, 1967), Dramatists Play Service, 1967.
  • Mame (two-act musical comedy; based on the book Auntie Mame by Patrick Dennis and the play by Lawrence and Lee; first produced on Broadway at Winter Garden Theatre, May 25, 1966), Random House, 1967.
  • Dear World” (two-act musical comedy; based on Maurice Valency’s adaptation of The Madwoman of Chaillot by Jean Giraudoux), first produced on Broadway at Mark Hellinger Theatre, February 6, 1969.
  • The Night Thoreau Spent in Jail (first produced in Columbus, Ohio at Ohio State University, April 21, 1970; produced in Washington, DC at Arena Theatre, October 28, 1970), Hill & Wang, 1971.
  • The Incomparable Max! (based on Max Beerbohm’s Trips beyond Reality; Fireside Theatre Play-of-the-Month selection; first produced in Abingdon, VA, at Barter Theater, June 24, 1969; produced on Broadway at Royale Theatre, October 19, 1971), Hill & Wang, 1972.
  • The Crocodile Smile (first produced as “The Laugh Maker” in Los Angeles at Players Ring Theatre, August 1, 1952; rewritten and produced as “Turn on the Night” in Philadelphia at Playhouse-in-the-Park, August, 1961; rewritten and produced as “The Crocodile Smile” in Flat Rock, NC at State Theatre of North Carolina, August 12, 1970), Dramatists Play Service, 1972; (sole author) “Ten Days That Shook the World” (based on reports from Russia by John Reed), first produced at University of California, Los Angeles, May, 1973.
  • Jabberwock: Improbabilities Lived and Imagined by James Thurber in the Fictional City of Columbus, Ohio (based on My Life and Hard Times by James Thurber; first produced in Columbus, OH at Thurber Theatre, November 18, 1972; produced in Dallas at Dallas Theatre Center, March 6, 1973), Samuel French, 1974.
  • First Monday in October” (first produced in Cleveland, 1975, produced in Washington, DC at Kennedy Center, December 28, 1977, produced on Broadway at Majestic Theatre, October 3, 1978), Samuel French, 1979.
  • (Robert E. Lee, sole author) Sounding Brass (first produced in New York, 1975), Samuel French, 1976.
  • Whisper in the Mind, a play written with Norman Cousins.
  • The Selected Plays of Jerome Lawrence and Robert E. Lee, edited by Alan Woods, foreword by Norman Cousins, Ohio State University Press (Columbus, OH), 1995.

Unpublished and unproduced plays by Jerome Lawrence with Robert E. Lee:

  • Top of the Mark
  • Paris, France
  • Eclipse
  • Dilly
  • Some Say Ice
  • Houseboat in Kashmir
  • Short and Sweet
  • The Angels Weep

One-act operas; Jerome Lawrence with Robert E. Lee:

  • Annie Laurie, Harms, Inc., 1954
  • Roaring Camp, Harms, Inc., 1955
  • Familiar Strangers, Harms, Inc., 1956

Screenplays; Jerome Lawrence with Robert E. Lee, except as indicated:

  • My Love Affair with the Human Race,” 1962
  • The New Yorkers,” 1963
  • Joyous Season,” 1964
  • The Night Thoreau Spent in Jail,” 1976
  • (With John Sinn) “Quintus,” 1971

Lawrence and Lee as writer, director, and producer of television and radio programs:

  • “Hollywood Showcase,” 1940-41
  • “I Was There,” 1941-42
  • “They Live Forever,” 1942
  • “Columbia Workshop,” 1942-43
  • “Request Performance,” 1945-46
  • “Orson Welles Theatre,” 1945-46
  • “Favorite Story,” 1945-48
  • “Frank Sinatra Show,” 1947
  • “The Railroad Hour,” 1948-54
  • “Hallmark Hall of Fame,” 1949-51
  • “Halls of Ivy,” 1950-51
  • “Date with Judy,” “The Unexpected,” “Times Square Playhouse,” “Song of Norway,” “West Point,” “Lincoln: The Unwilling Warrior,” as well as television adaptations of their plays “Shangri-La” and “Inherit the Wind.”

Media Adaptations

  • Auntie Mame (film) by Warner Bros., 1958
  • Inherit the Wind (film) by United Artists, 1960
  • Mame (film) by Warner Bros.-Seven Arts, 1974

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