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“The best manager in the world”

Though the building possessed undeniable historical significance, Londré had more than one reason to attempt to save the Grand Opera House. She explains that Abraham Judah, “the man who built and ran it, was a very, very wonderful theatre person,” saluted by actors and audiences alike as “the best manager in the world.”

Preserving the Enchanted Years of the Stage

Felicia Hardison Londré
Professor, Theatre
UM Kansas City

By Christina Andrade