Postcard from the Straw Hat Trail (and a Broadway Blind Item)

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Tyne Daly and Manoel Felciano in Terrence McNally's Mothers and Sons. Photo by Mandee Kuenzle.
Tyne Daly and Manoel Felciano in Terrence McNally's Mothers and Sons. Photo by Mandee Kuenzle.
Tyne Daly and Manoel Felciano in Terrence McNally’s Mothers and Sons. Photo by Mandee Kuenzle.

Dear Clyde,

What Tony winner promptly fired his understudy before the award came back engraved? A matter of the understudy being too cute, too young and much, much too talented. A swing now “stands by” but was told: “You are never going on.”

I thought this went out with Susan Hayward films!

Anyhow, Tyne Daly was socko at Bucks County Playhouse in the new Terrence McNally play, Mothers and Sons. A definite for New York next season.

Meantime, are you going to Alfred and Lynnie’s dear house in Wisconsin with all those chimneys and horrid rooms they painted by hand?

I imagine I’ll see you there.

Regards,
Addison

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Addison DeWitt

Addison De Witt lives in the Theater as a Trappist monk lives in his faith. He has no other world, no other life. His native habitat is the Theater; in it he toils not, neither does he spin. He is a critic and commentator. He is essential to the Theater. Once in a great while, he experiences that moment of Revelation for which all true believers wait and pray: Theater that is full of meaning, fire and music!