New Hope, PA: Bucks County Playhouse

Country: United States of America
State: Pennsylvania
City: New Hope
Location: 70 S Main Street

Originally built 1790 as a grist mill, "The New Hope Mills", by Benjamin Parry. Bought 1930 by a group of theatre lovers, including the playwright Moss Hart. 1938-1939 converted into a theatre. Opened 1 July 1939 as "Bucks County Playhouse" with Benn Levy's "Springtime for Henry". Originally mainly used for drama theatre performances, including pre-Broadway premieres. 1955 damaged by a flood, subsequently repaired. Currently mainly used for musical performances. Home to an annual Secondary School Drama Festival.

Notable world premieres:

  • Neil Simon: Come Blow Your Horn (29 Aug 1960)
  • Neil Simon: Barefoot In The Park (as "Nobody Loves Me", 1963)
  • Samuel Gallu: Give 'Em Hell Harry (1974)

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New Hope, PA: Bucks County Playhouse Front Text: inscriptions: "Bucks County Playhouse"
Reverse Text: "Bucks County Playhouse, New Hope, Pennsylvania - Originally built as a grist mill by Benjamin Parry, the playhouse is America's most famous and picturesque summer theater. Top Broadway and Hollywood stars appear in new plays and poopular hits here."
Publisher: The Scheller Co., Hackettstown NJ; 1964; 71320
Type: Divided Back
Size: Classic
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