Charles Frohman was an American theatrical producer. Frohman was producing plays by 1889 and acquired his first Broadway theatre by 1892. He discovered and promoted many stars of the American theatre.
In 1896, Frohman co-founded the Theatrical Syndicate, which grew to exert monopoly control over the U.S. theatre industry for nearly two decades.
He also leased the Duke of York’s Theatre in London, promoting such playwrights as J. M. Barrie, producing Barrie’s Peter Pan, or The Boy Who Wouldn’t Grow Up, which he debuted at the Duke of York’s in December 1904 and opened in the U.S. in January 1905.