PLAYBILL VAULT’S Today in Theatre History: SEPTEMBER 18

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1911 Disraeli, a new drama, opens tonight on Broadway at the Wallack's Theatre. It stars George Arliss as the British prime minister in this play by Louis N. Parker. Arliss' memorable performance gains him so much credit, he is asked to reprise his role in the film version. This stage production ran 280 performances on Broadway and then in a few years (April 4, 1916), it will run in London at the Royalty Theatre for 128 performances. The London run starred Dennis Eadie.

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