The Theatre: Heaven on Earth

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When Marc Connelly, under the influence of Roark Bradford's Ol' Man Adam An' His Chillun, had finished The Green Pastures, he took it to Producer Jed Harris. Producer Harris was busy with Uncle Vanya (TIME, April 21, 1930). Producer Crosby Gaige also turned down the Connelly piece and the Theatre Guild would have none of it. But the play interested Rowland Stebbins, an inactive Wall Streeter who was having a fling at Broadway under the name of "Laurence Rivers." The character of "de Lawd" in Connelly's Negro miracle play pleasantly reminded...

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