Theater: Nostalgia Nut

THE CURSE OF AN ACHING HEART

by William Alfred

Some actors might be called the lion tamers of the theater. Katharine Hepburn may not be talking good sense in West Side Waltz, but when she puts her incandescent ardor behind any given sentence, you'd better believe it. Lauren Bacall is no great shakes as a dancer or singer, but when she fixes a playgoer with those tigress eyes, cool judgment succumbs to shimmering illusion.

Faye Dunaway belongs to this breed. After a 17-year absence in Hollywood, she returns to Broadway's Little Theater with a...

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