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WHEN THE FLU STRIKES
Posted by onceadancer2 2003-11-09 10:16:10


I've been reading so much about the cancelling of WONDERFUL TOWN due to the flu.

In January 1941 a flu epidemic went around that shuttered most of the Broadway productions for 2 weeks. Everyone was so sick that most of the producers had no choice but to close down for a while. I've also heard from my daughter-in-law in New York who writes that she had been extremely sick this past week.

So please give Ms. Murray time to recover. You might all be the better for it!

Miriam

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Posted by TEACHEROFTHEATER 2003-11-09 10:19:32


Miriam,it is truly a rough flu out there.

In the film FAME there is the line

"dancers don't get sick"

Do you recall ever performing while you were ill???? :))

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Posted by Gothampc 2003-11-09 10:21:35


Miriam, please write your autobiography of those wonderful days you spent on Broadway. You can put me down for 5 copies.

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Posted by DofB5 2003-11-09 10:21:44


So has everyone had their flu shot? I got mine at work. It always makes me a little ill for a day or two afterwards but I think it's worth it. I make my Mom (85) get her shot as well.

D

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Posted by iflitifloat 2003-11-09 10:25:38


The irony...I had tickets for Wonderful Town today...and have the flu myself.
For once it worked in my favor; what are the chances?

Had the flu shot last week, too. Can only assume this is a different strain.

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Posted by MasterLcZ 2003-11-09 10:27:42


Miriam, I had never heard about that 1941 flu.
That would make a fascinating article HINT HINT HINT.
In fact, here's a title: "THE FLU THAT SHUT DOWN BROADWAY".

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Posted by Maggie 2003-11-09 10:29:16


I got mine!

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Posted by orion59 2003-11-09 10:30:36


I can't get a flu shot because of an egg allergy. You would think that with all the advances in medicine they would have by now found a way around that.

Oddly enough, I have never had the flu.

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Posted by thirdrowcenter 2003-11-09 10:40:01


That is ironic. I hope you feel better soon. I had tickets for today's performance also.

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Posted by iflitifloat 2003-11-09 10:40:45


Orion...don't tamper with success...lol

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Posted by ViciousCircle 2003-11-09 13:09:02


My mother's a doctor, so thankfully I've been kept up to date on all of my shots (especially since illnesses galore are going around campus). And what I mean when I say being kept up to date is having my mother come to visit me for a weekend, walking up to me to say hello and rolling my sleeve up. The next thing I know she's throwing away the needle and my arm smells of rubbing alcohol. Then she asks me how classes are going.

I love my mom.

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Posted by JakeB 2003-11-09 15:03:09


In the UK you have to be over 65 to get a flu shot I think, they don't recommend it as essential to those under.