1948 was a banner year for Broadway shows in New York, with some of the world’s favorite plays and musicals debuting in 1948. Almost all of these popular plays and musicals were made into films at some point, which indicates just how popular they were (and still are) with Broadway audiences. Some of the most popular 1948 Broadway shows include:Mr. RobertsThis comedy opened on Broadway in February 1948, and starred Henry Fonda as Lieutenant Roberts, the beleaguered junior grade officer on board a cargo ship during the Second World War. Roberts wants to get off the ship and do some actual fighting, but the tyrannical captain won’t sign his orders and let him go. This classic comedy was made into a film also starring Fonda, as well, along with James Cagney as the belligerent captain.Anthony and CleopatraThis classic Shakespearean play came to Broadway as a tragic drama, and played 126 shows before it closed. Staying true to the play, the drama showed the love affair between the beautiful Egyptian queen and the Roman soldier, and included a young Charlton Heston in a minor role as a soldier. It was made into a very famous film starring the then couple Richard… Read full this story
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