Sylvia Regan, playwright, studied
at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts in New York. Morning
Star, her first produced play, opened on Broadway on April 16,
Other plays include A
Hundred Million NIckles, Safe Harbor, 44 West, The Twlfth Hour and
Her biggest commercial success came in 1953 with The Fifth Season,
which starred Menasha Skulnik and ran on Broadway for 654 performances.
In 1940, Regan married composer
Abraham Ellstein, who later collaborated with her on two musicals, Marianne
Great to Be Alive. Together they wrote an adaptation of
commissioned by the Ford Foudnation and produced in 1962 by the New York
City Opera under the direction of Jules Rudel.