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'Oh Dad' in New York

Stage and screen star Bette Davis has definitely agreed to portray the leading role of Madame Rosepettle in a Broadway production of Oh, Dad, Poor Dad . . . by Arthur L. Kopit '59. The recent closing of The World of Carl Sandburg has left Miss Davis free to undertake the job this season.

Casting for the play, which was produced here with much success by the Adams House Drama Society last spring, will begin in a few days. Rehearsals are scheduled to start around Christmas time, with view to opening on Broadway in late January or early February.

Earlier plans for a London production with Dame Judith Anderson have been cancelled. Although the work has not yet been produced professionally, Hill & Wang last month published the text of Kopit's play in both hard-cover and paperback editions, with an introduction by Gaynor F. Bradish '52, instructor in English.