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Eulogy: DAVID MERRICK

DAVID MERRICK--the Ziegfeld of the '60s, the Abominable Showman (a description he adored), a boss who scared the pants off this young man whom he had just hired...

Show Business: THE BE(A)ST OF BROADWAY

David Merrick recently took his annual physical examination at Boston's Lahey Clinic, and his friends may be relieved to learn that he does not have a long...

Show Business: The Hot Dice

"We all have flaws," gloats the nasty duke in The Thirteen Clocks, "and mine is being wicked." Thurber might have written the line to be spoken by David...

The Road: Merrick Shoots Mata

THE ROAD In a world where the popular image of a spy alternates between gadget-crammed fantasy and faceless seediness, can Mata Hari, the cooch-dancing agent...

Broadway: Smelling a Rat

Said Mr. Taubman, the outgoing drama critic of the New York Times, to Mr. Kauffmann, the incoming drama critic of the New York Times: "Mr. Kauffmann, I'd like...

Broadway: Sly Ways & Subways

This one-cylinder Barnum, this tower of sneers in tasseled shoes, this Shubert Alley Catiline, this mustachioed thane of the sceptered aisle, this Greek god,...

Milestones: May 9, 1983

BORN. To Noor el Hussein, 31, American-born Queen of Jordan, and King Hussein, 47: their third child, first daughter; in Amman. Name: Iman (Arabic...

Theater: And the Show Did Go On

42ND STREET Directed and Choreographed by Gower Champion Songs by Harry Warren and Al Dubin Hear that particular, percussive sound as the curtains fall away,...

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