The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 11.1313 Thursday, 29 June 2000.
From: Bob Haas <
Date: Wednesday, 28 Jun 2000 11:16:54 -0400
Subject: Macbeth is Listening
Did anyone see the recently defunct production of Macbeth in New York
that starred Kelsey Grammar? I wonder if he overcompensated. To be
fair, it's difficult to escape the kind of identification he's created
with his television alter-ego.
[Editor's Note: The current Time magazine characterizes the Grammar
*Macbeth* as one of the great flops of Broadway, closing after 13
performances. The list also includes the 1981 Frankenstein, which
reported lost millions and millions of dollars and closed after one
night. My wife and I saw this Frankenstein in previews; during the same
visit we saw Chorus Line. Guess which production we like best? Yes,
Broadway's biggest flop. -Hardy]