Tobacco Road (play)

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Tobacco Road is a play by Jack Kirkland first performed in 1933, based on the 1932 novel of the same name by Erskine Caldwell. The play ran on Broadway for a total of 3,182 performances, surpassing Abie's Irish Rose to become the longest-running play in history at the time.[1][2] As of 2023, it was still the 20th longest-running Broadway show in history, as well as being the second-longest running non-musical ever on Broadway.[3]

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Tobacco Road
First UK edition (1949)
Written byJack Kirkland
Date premieredDecember 1933
Place premieredTheatre Masque
New York City
Original languageEnglish
SubjectTobacco Road by Erskine Caldwell
SettingA farm in Georgia during the Great Depression