The Abingdon Theatre Company’s production of Brian Richard Mori’s HELLMAN v. McCARTHY, starring Dick Cavett, will be broadcast on WNET/Channel 13 on Thursday, Oct. 9, 10:00pm and on Sunday, Oct. 12, after Masterpiece Theater, as part of a new series titled “Theater Close-Up” hosted by Sigourney Weaver. Roberta Maxwell and Marcia Rodd round out the stellar cast directed by Jan Buttram.
New York Times Theater Review
A Literary Catfight, With Context by Cavett ‘Hellman v. McCarthy’ at Abingdon Theater Company By Charles Sherwood MARCH 26, 2014
“It’s a little odd playing yourself,” Dick Cavett says, after doing so quite convincingly in the new play “Hellman v. McCarthy,” an Abingdon Theater Company production that opened on Wednesday at the June Havoc Theater. Mr. Cavett then jokes, “The funny thing is I was the second choice for the role.”
In fact, it’s hard to imagine this new play by Brian Richard Mori without Mr. Cavett’s astringently funny presence, which adds layers of charm and verisimilitude to a slender dramatic reconsideration of a famous literary feud. Read the full review...
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