Friday, May 20, 2011

By George

It's great to have the IBDB around for quick reference to Broadway productions.  I wish they'd throw in off-Broadway, and their search engine were a little more forgiving, but why look a gift horse in the mouth?

Anyway, I've always found it to be accurate, so was disturbed to see this in the comments about the 1905 Arnold Daly production of Candida:

First New York production of this play; Arnold Daly and Mary Shaw were arrested for presenting an "immoral play"; they were acquitted.

Completely wrong.  This is obviously meant for the Arnold Daly 1905 production of Mrs. Warren's Profession, which the New York critics referred to as "illuminated gangrene." Guess I'll have to write them a letter.


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