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LIFE WITH FATHER'S DAY

Nearly eighty years ago, Life with Father had its opening night at the now long-departed Empire Theatre on West 41st Street. First published in 1935 depicting a turn-of-the-century New York City family, it was based on stories by Clarence Day, an author and cartoonist, who was an early and significant contributor to The New Yorker. The playwrights Howard Lindsay and Russell Crouse adapted it, having previously written the librettos for such musicals as Cole Porter’s Anything Goes and Harorld Arlen and Yip Harburg’s Hooray For What! But Life with Father proved to be their biggest hit, and that includes one of their final shows, The Sound of Music. Dorothy Stickney and Howard Lindsay in Life w

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