"Mark Twain Tonight!," one man show, written by Mark Twain
(as Samuel Clemens), directed by Hal Holbrook
. Longacre Theatre (85 performances + 1 preview on 22 Mar 1966). Cast: Hal Holbrook (as "Mark Twain"). Produced by Emanuel Azenberg
, Eugene V. Wolsk and Leonard Soloway. Produced in association with John Lolas.
1 Interview |
1 Article |
1 Pictorial |
6' 1" (1.85 m)
Did You Know?
Most everybody today that's young is operating under the insane idea that what we've got going on is the best that there is. But it's not. Current entertainment is cheap, shoddy, infantile, adolescent, not grown-up. We're fed imagery that's really pornographic, by people with an infantile idea of sexuality. It's a sad and depressing thing.
He was just 29 when he began touring his one-man show of the elderly Mark Twain
, even performing for President Dwight D. Eisenhower
at one point. In June 2005, he returned his "Mark Twain Tonight" to Broadway for a sold out, month-long run, receiving rave reviews from The New York Times and Wall Street Journal.