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The Ol' Guy

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Re: Broadway’s Connection to Game Shows
« Reply #15 on: March 21, 2021, 01:52:36 PM »
Both Peter Marshall and CNR had major parts in a short-run 1965 musical, Skyscraper.  https://www.ibdb.com/broadway-production/skyscraper-3264#OpeningNightCast

PPatters

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Re: Broadway’s Connection to Game Shows
« Reply #16 on: March 21, 2021, 03:02:02 PM »
Both Peter Marshall and CNR had major parts in a short-run 1965 musical, Skyscraper.  https://www.ibdb.com/broadway-production/skyscraper-3264#OpeningNightCast

I did not realize that! I know of Skyscraper for its OTHER game show connection, though: Dorothy Kilgallen attended a preview and reviewed it, which was very much against the norm. People were very upset.
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Re: Broadway’s Connection to Game Shows
« Reply #17 on: March 22, 2021, 06:31:28 AM »
Both Peter Marshall and CNR had major parts in a short-run 1965 musical, Skyscraper.  https://www.ibdb.com/broadway-production/skyscraper-3264#OpeningNightCast

I did not realize that! I know of Skyscraper for its OTHER game show connection, though: Dorothy Kilgallen attended a preview and reviewed it, which was very much against the norm. People were very upset.

Steven Suskin's Second Act Trouble reprints a piece by Jack Gaver that includes both the relevant comments by Kilgallen on Skyscraper and offers commentary on the situation- it makes for an interesting read (particularly with Suskin's own comments explaining the context in which the Kilgallen issues occurred).