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John Barrymore

 
Date of Birth: February 14, 1882
Date of Death: May 29, 1942 (60)

Birth Place: Philadelphia, PA, USA

Stage Credits

  [Broadway]
1940
Allan Manville
  [Broadway]
1923
Hamlet
  [Broadway]
1922
Hamlet
  [Broadway]
1921
Gwymplane Soldier
  [Broadway]
1920
Richard, Duke of Gloucester, afterwards Richard III
  [Broadway]
1919
Giannetto Malespini
  [Broadway]
1919
Giannetto Malespini
  [Broadway]
1917
Peter Ibbetson
  [Broadway]
1916
William Falder
  [Broadway]
1914
Chick Hewes
  [Broadway]
1914
Julian Rolfe
  [Broadway]
1913
George MacFarland
  [Broadway]
1912
Anatol
  [Broadway]
1912
Performer
  [Broadway]
1911
Robert Hudson
  [Broadway]
1909
Nathaniel Duncan
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1909
Mac
  [Broadway]
1908
Performer
  [Broadway]
1907
Tony Allen [Replacement]
  [Broadway]
1907
Performer
  [Broadway]
1904
Charley Hyne
  [Broadway]
1904
Charley Hyne
  [Broadway]
1903
Performer

 

Stage

Performances
  [Broadway]
1940
Allan Manville

  [Broadway]
1923
Hamlet

  [Broadway]
1922
Hamlet

  [Broadway]
1921
Gwymplane Soldier

  [Broadway]
1920
Richard, Duke of Gloucester, afterwards Richard III

  [Broadway]
1919
Giannetto Malespini

  [Broadway]
1919
Giannetto Malespini

  [Broadway]
1917
Peter Ibbetson

  [Broadway]
1916
William Falder

  [Broadway]
1914
Chick Hewes

  [Broadway]
1914
Julian Rolfe

  [Broadway]
1913
George MacFarland

  [Broadway]
1912
Anatol

  [Broadway]
1912
Performer

  [Broadway]
1911
Robert Hudson

  [Broadway]
1909
Nathaniel Duncan

  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1909
Mac

  [Broadway]
1908
Performer

  [Broadway]
1907
Tony Allen [Replacement]

  [Broadway]
1907
Performer

  [Broadway]
1904
Charley Hyne

  [Broadway]
1904
Charley Hyne

  [Broadway]
1903
Performer






John Barrymore News

BWW Review: Triumphant THE FUNNY GIRL IN ME: JOSEPHINE SANGES SINGS FANNY BRICE Debut Photo BWW Review: Triumphant THE FUNNY GIRL IN ME: JOSEPHINE SANGES SINGS FANNY BRICE Debuts at The Laurie Beechman Theatre
by Stephen Mosher - May 7, 2022

Josephine Sanges, John M. Cook, and Jeff Harnar have outdone themselves with the new Fanny Brice tribute show playing the Beechman. Read our critic's review.

Scripps Ranch Theatre Stages I HATE HAMLET Photo Scripps Ranch Theatre Stages I HATE HAMLET
by Marissa Tomeo - May 7, 2022

Scripps Ranch Theatre continues Season 42 with the comedy I HATE HAMLET by Paul Rudnick, directed by Phil Johnson. The production runs May 27 - June 12 on the campus of Alliant International University. Performances are Fridays and Saturdays at 8pm and Sundays at 2pm. There will be a preview performance on May 27th. Patrons can purchase Tickets online at https://scrippsranchtheatre.org/tickets/ or contact SRT Patron Services Manager, Dani DeCarlo, at 858-395-0573.

West End Productions Presents Noel Coward's HAY FEVER in May Photo West End Productions Presents Noel Coward's HAY FEVER in May
by Stephi Wild - Apr 6, 2022

Written in 1924, one of No√ęl Coward's best-loved comedies, HAY FEVER is a cross between high¬†farce¬†and a¬†comedy of manners.

The Ritz Theatre Company Unveils 2022-2023 Season Photo The Ritz Theatre Company Unveils 2022-2023 Season
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Mar 11, 2022

Following a triumphant 'Grand Reopening' back in September and amid a booming return season, The Ritz Theatre Company is aiming to make a giant splash in the months ahead, officially announcing a new season that reinforces the organization's ongoing commitment to 'embracing diversity in our stories and those who share them.'

I HATE HAMLET Comes to The Granite Theatre Photo I HATE HAMLET Comes to The Granite Theatre
by Stephi Wild - Mar 11, 2022

In Paul Rudnick's I Hate Hamlet, television star Andrew Rally is about to start rehearsals to play Hamlet‚ÄĒand he is terrified. Unsure of himself, worried about his career, Andrew doesn't know what to do.

BWW Interview: WILL JEFFRIES of BARRYMORE at TOWN PLAYERS OF NEW CANAAN Photo BWW Interview: WILL JEFFRIES of BARRYMORE at TOWN PLAYERS OF NEW CANAAN
by Sherry Shameer Cohen - Feb 7, 2022

Before there was Drew...The name Barrymore was revered in the world of entertainment long before perky Drew Barrymore acted, produced, became an author, created a cosmetics line, and hosted a television show. This month, Town Players of New Canaan will present William Luce's play, Barrymore, an almost one-man show about Drew's grandfather, John Barrymore, starring veteran stage and screen actor Will Jeffries.

World-Acclaimed Solo Performer Ronald Rand Releases New Book SOLO TRANSFORMATION ON S Photo World-Acclaimed Solo Performer Ronald Rand Releases New Book SOLO TRANSFORMATION ON STAGE
by A.A. Cristi - Dec 7, 2021

For the first time ever, Ronald Rand allows us to enter into his two-hour transformation as he embodies 79-year-old Harold Clurman, the 'Elder Statesman of the American Theatre,' as he brings him to life in his world-acclaimed solo play, LET IT BE ART! performing in 25 countries and twenty states.

Scripps Ranch Theatre Announces Season 2022 And Reopening Celebration Photo Scripps Ranch Theatre Announces Season 2022 And Reopening Celebration
by A.A. Cristi - Nov 11, 2021

‚Äč‚Äč‚Äč‚Äč‚Äč‚Äč‚ÄčScripps Ranch Theatre, located on the campus of Alliant Int'l University in Scripps Ranch announced the reopening of their theatre. They will kick off with a Welcome Back Celebration! on December 4th at 7:30pm featuring musical and theatrical performances by some of their community's favorite performers - and have announced their 2022 Season which will start in January, 2022.¬†

I HATE HAMLET to be Presented by Syracuse Shakespeare-In-The-Park Photo I HATE HAMLET to be Presented by Syracuse Shakespeare-In-The-Park
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Oct 21, 2021

Get ready for a farcical indoor production from Syracuse Shakespeare-In-The-Park in I Hate Hamlet by Paul Rudnick. This modern comedy about an actor reluctantly cast in Shakespeare's best-known tragedy is directed by Dan Stevens and produced by Ronnie Bell.

Door Shakespeare Reading Series Presents I HATE HAMLET Photo Door Shakespeare Reading Series Presents I HATE HAMLET
by A.A. Cristi - Sep 29, 2021

Door Shakespeare Producing Artistic Director Michael Stebbins and Managing Director Amy Ensign announces the Autumn Door Shakespeare Reading Series offering: I Hate Hamlet by Paul Rudnick. I Hate Hamlet will be presented on Monday, October 18 at 7 p.m. at the Woodwalk Gallery in Egg Harbor, Wisconsin.

John Barrymore Videos

STAGE TUBE: MRS. SMITH on John Barrymore & 'THE CURIOUS INCIDENT'
by Stage Tube - Jul 22, 2015

Yet more theatre lore from the crazy world of Mrs. Smith! Here she recounts her first encounter as a young girl with legendary stage actor John Barrymore. After reading the letter she wrote him, he wisked her off for drinks at Sardi's and then up to Harlem to hear James Baldwin recite poetry - to a bongo beat. Therefore, she is saddened that the theater bearing his name has gone to the dogs. How curious. Check out the video below!

VIDEO: First Look - Christopher Plummer in BARRYMORE on PBS's Great Performances
by Caryn Robbins - Jan 28, 2014

Plummer delivers another highly affecting performance, when he recreates his Tony Award-winning role of legendary actor John Barrymore in the film adaptation of William Luce's Broadway play of the same name.

STAGE TUBE: GREASE at Walnut Street Theatre - Highlights!
by Stage Tube - May 30, 2013

Walnut Street Theatre concludes its landmark 204th season with an all-new production of Broadway and Hollywood's smash-hit, GREASE. Directed by Bruce Lumpkin, with choreography by Michelle Gaudette, this musical extravaganza opened on May 22nd and runs through July 14th on the WST Mainstage. Click below to watch highlights from the show!

STAGE TUBE: Watch the New Trailer for Christopher Plummer in BARRYMORE!
by Stage Tube - Aug 16, 2012

After premiering at the Toronto Film Festival in September 2011, the acclaimed film BARRYMORE starring Academy Award winner Christopher Plummer, directed and adapted by √Črik Canuel, will be shown throughout the United States, Europe, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa and other countries in October 2012. BARRYMORE is based on the play by William Luce. View the new trailer below!

STAGE TUBE: First Look at Christopher Plummer in BARRYMORE Film
by BroadwayWorld TV - Sep 11, 2011

Barrymore will premiere at the 2011 Toronto Film Festival. Barrymore brings Christopher Plummer's Tony Award-winning tour-de-force stage performance to the screen in this film version of the Broadway hit adapted and directed by Erik Canuel.

STAGE TUBE: Arena's OKLAHOMA! in Performance!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Nov 17, 2010

Arena Stage begins a new life in its renovated home at the Mead Center for American Theater in Southwest D.C., opening its inaugural season with a classic American musical that similarly embraces life on a new frontier. Rodgers and Hammerstein's Oklahoma! is the first production at the Mead Center and features an all-star cast under the direction of Artistic Director Molly Smith. Rodgers and Hammerstein's Oklahoma! runs October 22-December 26, 2010 in the Fichandler Stage. There is already buzz of a Broadway transfer surrounding the show. Click below to see Oklahoma! onstage at Arena.

STAGE TUBE: Molly Smith Talks OKLAHOMA! at Arena Stage!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Nov 10, 2010

Arena Stage begins a new life in its renovated home at the Mead Center for American Theater in Southwest D.C., opening its inaugural season with a classic American musical that similarly embraces life on a new frontier. Rodgers and Hammerstein's Oklahoma! is the first production at the Mead Center and features an all-star cast under the direction of Artistic Director Molly Smith. Rodgers and Hammerstein's Oklahoma! runs October 22-December 26, 2010 in the Fichandler Stage. See below for a look at the production!


John Barrymore Frequently Asked Questions

How many Broadway shows has John Barrymore been in?
John Barrymore has appeared on Broadway in 23 shows.

How many West End shows has John Barrymore been in?
John Barrymore has not appeared in the West End