Candy Box


by Paul Osborn

A handful of actors have enough box-office clout to get produced pretty much any show they want to appear in. One is George C. Scott, who last came to Broadway in 1986 as an aging, derelict Huck Finn in an unpopular bit of myth debunking called The Boys in Autumn. Now Scott is back as a quintessential foxy grandpa, all harmless cuss words and mock-fierce benevolence, in a sentimental 1938 comedy-drama about an old man's battle of wits with death, personified as the prissy bureaucrat Mr. Brink. Scott's new role may be at the opposite...

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