The Theatre: Woollcott, Woolley & Webb

The Man Who Came to Dinner, Kaufman & Hart's cutthroat comedy about Alexander Woollcott, is a smash hit in Manhattan, a smash hit in Chicago. Last week Playwright Kaufman went to the West Coast to direct a third production, in which Woollcott will play Woollcott. Before Kaufman went, he and Hart gave a party for Monty Woolley, who plays the title role in Manhattan.

As the climax of an evening of shenanigans, Kaufman appeared made up as Woollcott, Hart as Clifton Webb (who plays the lead in Chicago), Actor John Hoysradt as Woolley..and the three sang a song. Some printable bits:

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