Broadway: Who's Afraid of David Golightly?

When David Merrick proclaimed a few months ago that the 1966-67 Broadway season would be another "Year of Merrick," he was just doing some good-natured hopeful crowing. By last week, with the season only two months old, the crowing was silenced and the voice of the turkey was heard in the land.

On paper, Merrick had a sure-shot production list: 1) The Loves of Cass McGuire, an Irish import by Playwright Brian Friel, author of the successful Philadelphia, Here I Come!; 2) We Have Always Lived in the Castle, an adaptation of Novelist...

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