Abe Lincoln In Illinois 1938

Raymond Massey as Abraham Lincoln in Illinois. Robert Sherwood’s play, which won the 1939 Pulitzer for Drama, ran for 14 months, and was revived on Broadway in 1993, begins with Lincoln’s childhood. It ends with Lincoln saying goodbye to his friends in Springfield and leaving on a train to assume the presidency.

Author: New York Theater

Jonathan Mandell is a 3rd generation NYC journalist, who sees shows, reads plays, writes reviews and sometimes talks with people.

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