“Bette Davis began her career here as an usher, and Humphrey Bogart, Henry Fonda and Gregory Peck all honed their skills here before taking Hollywood by storm. Already a superstar in the 1950s, Tallulah Bankhead arrived, pet leopards in tow, for her Dennis engagements. Actress Shirley Booth, star of the 1960s sitcom “Hazel,” performed here often late in her career, during the 1970s; she bequeathed to the playhouse her 1953 Oscar (for best actress in the role of Lola Delaney in Come Back, Little Sheba).”
And look who else has done a play here!
Jeremy's friend Erik Mann also played Barnaby in DOLLY. You can see why they've often been cast as a team in previous shows. I think a BOYS FROM SYRACUSE revival is in order!
Beth was fantastic, of course. A cross between Ann Miller and Shirley Bassey!