Roi Cooper Megrue


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(1883–1927), playwright. The New York–born dramatist served as assistant to Elisabeth Marbury before turning his hand to playwriting. Skilled at both superficial, if theatrically effective melodrama and lightweight comedy, he enjoyed long runs with Under Cover (1914), It Pays to Advertise (1914), Under Fire (1915), Potash and Perlmutter in Society (1915), Seven Chances (1916), and Tea for Three (1918), some written with others. On occasion Megrue directed others' plays, most notably the first Pulitzer Prize-winner, Why Marry? (1917), which he co-produced.

From The Oxford Companion to American Theatre in Oxford Reference.

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