The First


Joel Siegel & Martin Charnin & Bob Brush

Published by Samuel French Inc

Large Mixed Cast
The First is the story of Jackie Robinson, the first Black to play major league baseball. It is also the story of Branch Rickey, the team owner who had the fortitude to defy racist tradition and hire Robinson

"A stirring piece of Americana" ~ WCBS TV

"A rousing, true to life tale.... A story of the triumph of sport over bigotry, and the human spirit at its most noble" ~ Gannett Newspapers

Browse Library

About Stageplays

Stageplays offers you the largest collection of Plays & Musicals in the world.

Based in the UK and the USA, we’ve been serving the online theatre community since the last century. We’re primarily a family-run business and several of us also work in professional theatre.

But we’re all passionate about theatre and we all work hard to share that passion with you and the world’s online community.

Subscribe to our theatre newsletter

We'll email you regular details of new plays and half-price special offers on a broad range of theatre titles.


We can deliver any play in print to any country in the world - and we ship from both the US and the UK.

© 2010 - 2024 Stageplays, Inc.