On Sunday before going to the Opening Night of Grease, (photos and videos to be posted on Wednesday) I went to photograph the departures from the closing of Deuce. Although it wasn’t a magnificent play, it did feature two legends of Broadway. There was a light rain falling, but both were very accommodating to the fans who waited about an hour in the drizzle.
Marian takes a bow (in the background you can see the "autograzzi's prepare their documents to get signed [they have them in plastic for protection])
but the rain did not deter Marian from spending a lot, I mean I lot of time with each fan that wanted to talk to her, hugging, kissing, posing, signing, she really is amazing
The crowd was enormous, grateful and waited in the rain to meet their stars (Marian on the left, Angela on the right)
the laying of the hands
Angela was very accommodating to the fans, did I mention it was raining!
In the foreground is Ms. Lansbury’s car. In the front sear lay a huge boquet of flowers. Each white ribbon listed plays that Angela had appeared in “Gypsy”, “Mame’, “Sweeney Todd”. “A Taste of Honey” etc.
Angela Lansbury recently said in an interview that she would never again appear in a long running show on Broadway. The schedule was grueling. So it’s goodbye
With one last hearty laugh, she disappears into her town car
Playwright Terrance McNally's closing line in Deuce is "You will never see the likes of these two again"