Henry Wilson Savage

Henry Wilson Savage (March 21, 1859 – November 29, 1927) was an American theatrical manager.


Henry W. Savage was born March 21, 1859, in New Durham, New Hampshire.[1]:503 He graduated from Harvard in 1880. He became president of the Henry W. Savage Company, Inc., and of the Castle Square Opera Company of Boston, and director of the National Association of Theatrical Producing Managers of America.


Savage's more notable productions include the following:

Savage died in Boston on November 29, 1927.[2]

In the 1953 memoir Bring On the Girls! (by P. G. Wodehouse and Guy Bolton), he is depicted as an extraordinarily manipulative and money-grubbing entrepreneur.


  1. McPherson, Jim (Autumn 2002). "The Savage Innocents, Part 1, King of the Castle: Henry W. Savage and the Castle Square Opera Company". The Opera Quarterly. 18 (4): 503–533. doi:10.1093/oq/18.4.503.
  2. (30 November 1927). HENRY W. SAVAGE, PRODUCER, IS DEAD; First Impresario to Present Grand Opera in English Succumbs at 68. HE STAGED 50 SUCCESSES; 'Prince of Pilsen' and 'Merry Widow' Among His Offerings -- Was Long a Real Estate Man, The New York Times

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