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28/12/1927 George Kaufman & Moss Hart's "Royal Family" premieres in NYC

The Royal Family premiered on Broadway at the Selwyn Theatre, where it ran for 345 performances. The story is a parody of the Barrymore family of actors, with particular aim taken at John Barrymore and Ethel Barrymore. It was included in Burns Mantle's The Best Plays of 1927–1928.


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