“Forgotten Hollywood” – The Miracle Worker on Broadway…

Posted on October 28, 2009 by raideoman1 | No Comments

Manny P here…

   The Miracle Worker is returning to Broadway in March. Abigail Breslin, the wonderful child star of Little Miss Sunshine, is set to portray the young Helen Keller. Forgotten Hollywood Forgotten History makes the Hollywood connection between this amazing story and the next chapter in its journey to reach a new generation of folks.


   The play was written by William Gibson, and like many works of the 1950’s, was originally on television on a Playhouse 90 segment in 1957. Teresa Wright appeared as Anne Sullivan and Patty McCormick was Keller. It opened on Broadway in 1959 with the stars of the film in their familiar award-winning roles, Anne Bancroft and Patty Duke. The initial stage show ran for almost two years.

   Wright was an Academy Award-winning actress for Mrs. Miniver, and co-starred in The Pride of the Yankees, The Best Years of our Lives, and Shadow of a Doubt. McCormack was an Oscar-nominated child star for The Bad Seed.

   Breslin was nominated for an Oscar for Sunshine.  This smells like a Tony Award winning production…

Until next time                                 “never forget”

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