Oh! Calcutta! (1969). Musical revue. Conceived by Kenneth Tynan
. Contributions by Samuel Beckett
, Jules Feiffer
, Dan Greenburg, John Lennon
, Jacques Levy
[earliest Broadway credit], Leonard Melfi
, David Newman, Robert Benton
, Sam Shepard
, Clovis Trouille
, Kenneth Tynan and Sherman Yellen
. Music and Lyrics, The Open Window: ...
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Did You Know?
In America, people rarely stay in the town where they grew up, rarely stay in close proximity to their parents throughout their lives. You rarely find parents in their old age being taken care of by their children.
When Benton first moved to New York to attend Columbia University, he shared an apartment in a Turtle Bay brownstone directly opposite 244 East 49th Street, a four-story brownstone that had been home to Katharine Hepburn
for decades. One winter morning, Benton had the rare privilege of observing Hepburn kiss Spencer Tracy
goodbye at her front door, before he was whisked off in a waiting limousine