Robin And Lauren Shared A Stage

I know, I know: by this point you are absolutely beyond sated with talk of Robin Williams and Lauren Bacall. But in the interest of your cultural literacy, I thought you should be aware that the two once shared a Broadway stage: no, no, it wasn’t a revival of Noel Coward or some piddling British farce. It took place 22 April 1979, and was staged by my pal Phyllis Newman. It was called “V.I.P. Night On Broadway.” Among the beyond-illustrious line-up: the American Dance Machine, Lucie Arnaz, Andy Kaufman, Kevin Kline, Angela Lansbury, Millicent Martin, Chita Rivera, Maureen Stapleton, and of course Bacall and Williams. Don’t you wish you’d been there?

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