[African-American Cast 1945 Broadway] The Playbill for the Mansfield Theatre, Week Beginning January 14, 1945, John Wildberg Presents Harry Wagstaff Gribble’s Production of ANNA LUCASTA by Philip Yordan. A legendary production with an African-American cast moved from Harlem to Broadway, a story of a young woman surviving by working as a prostitute seeking the forgiveness of her family. Anna Lucasta’s struggle for respectability is reminiscent of Eugene O’Neill’s Anna Christie. Hilda Simms played Anna in this first Broadway production. The cover has a partial fold-separation. Overall condition is fair.