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Sylvia Regan

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, 1940.

Other plays include A Hundred Million NIckles, Safe Harbor, 44 West, The Twlfth Hour and Zelda. 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 and Great to Be Alive. Together they wrote an adaptation of The Golem, commissioned by the Ford Foudnation and produced in 1962 by the New York City Opera under the direction of Jules Rudel.