Theater Guild on the Air

Theatre Guild on the Air embarked on its ambitious plan to bring Broadway theater to radio with leading actors in major productions. It premiered September 9, 1945, on ABC with Burgess Meredith, Henry Daniell and Cecil Humphreys in Wings Over Europe, a play by Robert Nichols and Maurice Browne which the Theatre Guild had staged on Broadway in 1928-29.[1] Within a year the series drew some 10 to 12 million listeners each week. Presenting both classic and contemporary plays, the program was broadcast for eight years before it became a television series.

Jacobowsky and the Colonel

The Guardsman

Ah, Wilderness

Sing Out, Sweet Land

At Mrs Beam's

Emperor Jones / Where the Cross Is Made

Pride and Prejudice

Mornings at Seven

Elizabeth, the Queen

Ned McCobb's Daughter

Street Scene

The Royal Family

Little Women

Knickerbocker Holiday

Three Men on a Horse

The Silver Cord

The Second Man

On Borrowed Time

Dead End

Strange Interlude Part 2

Seven Keys to Baldpate

Green Pastures

Mary of Scotland

Mary, Mary, Quite Contrary

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They Knew What They Wanted

Boy Meets Girl

Call It a Day

You Can't Take It with You

Green Goddess

Last of Mrs Cheyney

Alice Adams

The Man Who Came to Dinner

Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde


A Bill of Divorcement

The Old Maid

Papa Is All

David Copperfield

State Fair

The Great Adventure

The Third Man

A Doll's House

Men in White

Blithe Spirit

What Every Woman Knows


No Time for Comedy

The First Year

Ladies in Retirement

Still Life

Importance of Being Ernest

Age of Innocence



The Glass Menagerie

Cyrano De Bergerac

Lady in the Dark


Old English

The Corn Is Green

An Ideal Husband

The Silver Whistle

The Bishop Misbehaves

For Love or Money

All About Eve

The Damask Cheek

The Winslow Boy

The Unguarded Hour

State Fair

Rip Van Winkle

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Great Expectations