Family Feuds

Frank Gilroy revisits his 1964 hit, The Subject Was Roses

When playwright Frank D. Gilroy made his Broadway debut in 1964 with The Subject Was Roses, winning the Tony, Pulitzer and New York Drama Critics Circle awards for best play, he seemed to be starting a glittering career. But he has never come close to that glory since. Presumably that is why he has returned to the Roses characters in Any Given Day, his first play in 14 years to reach Broadway. The new work is worthy enough, with more characters and a richer plot than Roses, and is handsomely mounted and capably performed by a cast including Sada Thompson in...

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