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The Rehearsal Club
Inc. 2019



​​​​​​​​​​​"Dedicated to telling the story of The Rehearsal Club, to preserving its
legacy and to inspire and support future generations of aspiring young artists."



. . . on  stage . . .

. . . in print .  . .

and on film!

New York.  1913.  The notorious Broadway 40s.  

Nearby, a little brownstone, The Rehearsal Club, opens as a safe haven for young actresses,  destined to become a theatrical legend and the inspiration for the Ferber/Kaufman play and subsequent film, ​Stage Door.

In the early 20's, John D. Rockefeller, Jr. purchased two brownstones, 45-47 West 53rd Street, which became known for the many residents who crossed its threshold including Audrey and Jayne Meadows, Donna Douglas, Dixie Carter, Sandy Duncan, Diane Keaton, Kim Cattrall among others.  Struggling actors like Van Johnson and James Dean hung out in the parlor.  

Over the past ten years, a talented and devoted group of former residents of "the club" have developed a stage musical , gathered 30 alum from all over the country for a book of memoirs and are working to finalize a documentary -- all in keeping with our mission to "tell the story and preserve the legacy of"  this unique theatrical residence.

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