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Paul Robeson

 

Stage Credits

  [Broadway]
1945
Othello
  [Broadway]
1943
Othello
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1940
John Henry
  [Broadway]
Broadway Revival, 1932
Joe
  [West End]
London Production, 1928
Joe
  [Broadway]
1926
Black Boy
  [Broadway]
1924
Jim Harris
  [Broadway]
1922
Jim
  [Los Angeles]
LACLO Production, 1940
Performer

Photos



Paul Robeson appears in Othello, with Jose Ferrer and Ferrer’s wife, Uta Hagen, on the Geary Theater stage in 1945.

From: 
Date:
12/15/2009

 

Stage

Performances
  [Broadway]
1945
Othello

  [Broadway]
1943
Othello

  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1940
John Henry

  [Broadway]
Broadway Revival, 1932
Joe

  [West End]
London Production, 1928
Joe

  [Broadway]
1926
Black Boy

  [Broadway]
1924
Jim Harris

  [Broadway]
1922
Jim

  [Los Angeles]
LACLO Production, 1940
Performer






Paul Robeson News

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Paul Robeson Videos

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Paul Robeson Frequently Asked Questions

How many Broadway shows has Paul Robeson been in?
Paul Robeson has appeared on Broadway in 7 shows.

How many West End shows has Paul Robeson been in?
Paul Robeson has appeared on London's West End in 1 shows.

What was Paul Robeson's first West End show?
Paul Robeson's first West End show was Show Boat which opened in 1928