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Basil Rathbone

Date of Death: July 21, 1967 (75)

Birth Place: Johannesburg, SOUTH AFRICA

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Basil Rathbone STAGE CREDITS

[Broadway]
1958
Mr. Zuss [Replacement]

[Broadway]
1957
Sir Roger Johnson

[Broadway]
1953
Sherlock Holmes

[Broadway]
1952
William Tower

[Broadway]
1950
Henry Hutton

[Broadway]
1950
Cassius

[Broadway]
1950
Dr. Austin Sloper

[Broadway]
1947
Dr. Austin Sloper

[Broadway]
1946
Maurice

[Broadway]
1934
Romeo

[Broadway]
1932
Rev. Nicholas Lucy

[Broadway]
1931
Marcel Blanc

[Broadway]
1931
Hugh Dawltry

[Broadway]
1930
Christian Saint Obin

[Broadway]
1929
Judas

[Broadway]
1927
Gaston, Marquis du Saint-Lac

[Broadway]
1927
Cassius

[Broadway]
1927
Vladimir Dubriski

[Broadway]
1926
Jacques Virieu

[Broadway]
1926
Anthony Pook

[Broadway]
1924
Gottwald

The Stranger

[Broadway]
1923
Dr. Nicholas Agi

[Broadway]
1922
Count Alexei Czerny

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Photos: First Look At SHERLOCK HOLMES AND THE WHITECHAPEL FIEND At Barn Theatre

See production photos (by Alex Tabrizi) of the Barn Theatre’s world premiere production of Toby Hulse & Ross Smith’s play Sherlock Holmes and the Whitechapel Fiend, directed by Drama Desk Award nominee Adam Meggido (Peter Pan Goes Wrong, Showstopper! The Improvised Musical).

Cast & Creative Team Set For SHERLOCK HOLMES AND THE WHITECHAPEL FIEND at The Barn Theatre

The Barn Theatre in Cirencester has announced the full cast and creative team of the world premiere production of Toby Hulse & Ross Smith's play Sherlock Holmes and the Whitechapel Fiend.

Interview: Mark Shanahan of A SHERLOCK CAROL at Westport Country Playhouse

Learn more about the dymano who returns to the legendary Westport Country Playhouse.

Adam Meggido Will Direct World Premiere of SHERLOCK HOLMES AND THE WHITECHAPEL FIEND at Barn Theatre

The Barn Theatre in Cirencester has announced that Drama Desk Award nominee Adam Meggido (Peter Pan Goes Wrong, Showstopper! The Improvised Musical) will direct their first production of 2024, which will be the world premiere of Toby Hulse & Ross Smith's play Sherlock Holmes and the Whitechapel Fiend.

Review: THE STRANGER at The Barnstormers Theatre

“The Stranger” provides a nice venture into the sleuthing world at this historic summer theater.

Library of Congress Festival of Film And Sound Announces Full Lineup of Rare Cinema and Special Guests

The Library of Congress National Audio-Visual Conservation Center is announcing the full lineup of rare cinema and special guests to be featured at the inaugural Library of Congress Festival of Film and Sound. The new four-day film festival will be held June 15-18 in association with the AFI Silver Theatre and Cultural Center at the American Film Institute's beautifully restored 1938 art deco theater in Silver Spring, Maryland.

Review: A SHERLOCK CAROL, Marylebone Theatre

Super fun for Christmas with two of the world's most loved Victorian characters together at last

DEAR EVAN HANSEN, COME FROM AWAY, and More Set For Broadway in Syracuse 2022-23 Season

Broadway in Syracuse has announced the lineup for its upcoming 2022-23 season. The season kicks off this October with Annie, and runs through May 2023.

The University of Chicago and Folks Operetta to Present the Korngold Festival

The University of Chicago and Folks Operetta have announced the Korngold Festival, celebrating and exploring the life and music of one of the 20th century’s most successful yet underrecognized composers, Erich Wolfgang Korngold.

Summer Classic Film Series Returns To The Majestic Theater in 2021

Gettysburg College's Majestic Theater celebrates the return of its summer classic film series in 2021 after a forced hiatus last year due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Enjoy classic movies in the beautifully restored historic theater Wednesday nights at 7:30 p.m. June through August. Tickets are just $7 and are on sale now. Advanced ticket purchase is strongly recommended.

Theater Stories: HAIR, VENUS IN FUR, CHOIR BOY, MY NAME IS LUCY BARTON & More About the Samuel J. Friedman Theatre

Today's Theater Stories features the Samuel J. Friedman Theatre. Learn about this history of the theatre, and productions to have graced its stage including Hair, Choir Boy, My Name is Lucy Barton and many more!

New and Upcoming Releases For the Week of January 25 - KINKY BOOTS Blu-Ray, and More!

Need something new to read, watch, or listen to? Check out this week's list of new and upcoming releases! This week's list includes the Blu-Ray recording of the West End production of Kinky Boots, and more!

New and Upcoming Releases For the Week of November 9 - JAGGED LITTLE PILL Book, MOULIN ROUGE! Songbook, and More!

Need something new to read, watch, or listen to? Check out this week's list of new and upcoming releases! This week's list includes a book of stories behind the musical Jagged Little Pill, the Moulin Rouge! songbook, and more!

THE COURT JESTER Starring Danny Kaye, Newly Restored and Remastered, Celebrates Its 65th Anniversary

The hilariously zany classic THE COURT JESTER celebrates its 65th anniversary with a brand-new Blu-ray in the Paramount Presents line, debuting January 26, 2021 from Paramount Home Entertainment.

BWW Review: HOUND OF THE BASKERVILLES at Delaware Theatre Company

Delaware Theatre Co opens its season with THE HOUND OF THE BASKERVILLES. For Arthur Conan Doyle adherents, this is pipedreams away from Benedict Cumberbatch OR in my case, Basil Rathbone (my favorite all time baddest of bad guys in the movies of the 50's).

BWW Review: SHERLOCK HOLMES AND THE INVISIBLE THING, Rudolf Steiner Theatre

It's only natural that, after its original 2016 run in Chiswick, a revised version of Greg Freeman's Sherlock Holmes and the Invisible Thing should land at the Rudolf Steiner Theatre, just down the road from 221B Baker Street itself.

Urban Stages' Award Winning Series WINTER RHYTHMS Begins Performances Tomorrow

Continuing its 35th Anniversary season, Urban Stages (Frances Hill, Founding Artistic Director; Tom Toce Producer) proudly announces the line-up for this year's award-winning series, WINTER RHYTHMS 2018, which will begin Wednesday, December 12 featuring some of New York's best musical performances through Saturday,December 22, 2018 at Urban Stages Theatre (259 West 30th Street, just East of 8th Avenue).

Jim Dale, Simon Jones, KT Sullivan, Mark Nadler, Adam B. Shapiro, Janice Hall To Headline WINTER RHYTHMS 2018

Continuing its 35th Anniversary season, Urban Stages (Frances Hill, Founding Artistic Director; Tom Toce Producer) proudly announces the line-up for this year's award-winning series, WINTER RHYTHMS 2018, which will begin Wednesday, December 12 featuring some of New York's best musical performances through Saturday, December 22, 2018 at Urban Stages Theatre (259 West 30th Street, just East of 8th Avenue).

Northrop Announces Film Series Including Oscar-Winning Movies to Complement Dance Performances

Northrop announces its 2018-19 Film Series, featuring several Oscar-winning films and diverse artistic voices from around the world. 

BWW Review: BASKERVILLE at Shea's 710 Theatre

A modern take on an old classic can be risky business, and morphing a murder mystery into a comical farce sounds intriguing on the page. Micro sized casts have done wonders with Hitchcock's 'The 39 Steps' and Charles Ludlam's 'The Mystery of Irma Vep,' so it is no surprise that comic playwright Ken Ludwig, known best for his brilliant 'Lend Me A Tenor' should take a stab at the genre. His adaptation of the classic Sherlock Holmes mystery 'The Hound of The Baskervilles' has been shortened to 'BASKERVILLE' and opened last night at Shea's 710 Theatre. This production by MUSICALFARE unfortunately is high on hijinks and low on true comedy.

Basil Rathbone FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Basil Rathbone has appeared on Broadway in 24 shows.

Basil Rathbone has not appeared in the West End

Basil Rathbone has been nominated for the Tony Award for Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Play for his role in "The Heiress".

Basil Rathbone has won the Tony Award for Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Play for his performance in "The Heiress".

Basil Rathbone has written 1 shows including Judas (Playwright).

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