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Need title of Tammy Grimes play

redmustang
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joined:5/14/03
Need title of Tammy Grimes play
Posted: 4/18/12 at 08:42pm
A friend of mine is going crazy trying to remember the title of a play he saw with Miss Grimes in the 1960's or 70's - summer stock or possibly on the Kenley circuit in Ohio. It was a two actor play, divorced couple meet to go over taxes and possibly end up getting back together. Probably a romantic comedy. He thinks it was called The Only Game in Town. The only OGIT that I remember was the Taylor-Beatty film (not the same plot, unless it was overhauled). Help?
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JoanBennett
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joined:3/19/12
Need title of Tammy Grimes play
Posted: 4/18/12 at 08:52pm
here is a list of all the Kenley productions. She is not on that list. Sorry.

http://www.kenleyplayershistory.com/productions.htm

Wikipedia lists these:

Stage

The Littlest Revue (1959)
The Unsinkable Molly Brown (1960)
Rattle of a Simple Man (1963)
High Spirits (1964)
The Only Game in Town (1968 )
Private Lives (revival) (1969)
A Musical Jubilee (1975)
California Suite (1976)
Tartuffe (revival)(1977)
Trick (1979)
42nd Street (1980)
Sunset (1983)
Orpheus Descending (revival) (1989)
Wit & Wisdom (2003)

Could you be thinking of California Suite?


Updated On: 4/18/12 at 08:52 PM
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egghumor
Broadway Legend
joined:3/9/11
Need title of Tammy Grimes play
Posted: 4/18/12 at 09:02pm
Sounds like something very obscure; a play that likely died in summer stock tryouts. Miss Grimes is probably one of the very few people alive that can answer your question.
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BrodyFosse123
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joined:2/27/06
Need title of Tammy Grimes play
Posted: 4/18/12 at 10:42pm
It can't be THE ONLY GAME IN TOWN which played on Broadway. Here is the info on that play:

THE ONLY GAME IN TOWN with Tammy Grimes, Leo Genn and Barry Nelson played 11 previews and 16 performances at the Broadhurst Theatre. First preview was May 17, 1968 and the final performance was June 1, 1968.

Synopsis: A Las Vegas dancer and pianist start a casual affair, but become caught up in “the only game in town”: love and marriage.

Written by Frank D. Gilroy
Music by Don Elliott
Directed by Barry Nelson
So what does that make you, Brody? A zero-trick pony? - Wanna Be A Foster .........................The only power brody wields is in his own mind, joe. But it's amusing to watch him pretend nonetheless. - tazber
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Sonia&Vernon
Chorus Member
joined:7/16/06
Need title of Tammy Grimes play
Posted: 4/18/12 at 11:16pm
The plot sounds like "Mary, Mary." However, I can't find any record of Tammy starring in that anywhere.
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JoanBennett
Understudy
joined:3/19/12
Need title of Tammy Grimes play
Posted: 4/18/12 at 11:39pm
it is the plot of California Suite
Gaveston2
Broadway Legend
joined:6/28/11
Need title of Tammy Grimes play
Posted: 4/19/12 at 04:47pm
CALIFORNIA SUITE consists of four one-acts and is not a two-character play.

But that may be the plot of the first act, which per Wiki deals with a divorced couple who are brought together when their daughter runs away from her mother and goes to live in LA with her father.

Frankly, I can't recall that act. Maybe it also deals with doing their taxes.
bk
Broadway Legend
joined:7/20/03
Need title of Tammy Grimes play
Posted: 4/19/12 at 07:16pm
If it was the 70s, who knows? But the only two-person play that Miss Grimes did in the 60s, at least that I know of, was the Brit play Rattle of a Simple Man - which she was absolutely wonderful in.