The Theater: Enter Daniel

After 416 performances as the love-struck French planter in South Pacific, Basso Ezio Pinza reluctantly left the cast last week to begin a threeyear, $1,000,000 contract in Hollywood. For star and company, the emotion of the moment was almost too much. When the cast gathered backstage after the final curtain call, to toast him in champagne and to chorus, I'm in Love With a Wonderful Guy, Pinza burst into tears, declared: "This is one of the saddest moments of my life."

To handsome, greying Ray (Annie Get Your Gun) Middleton, 42, went the tough...

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