Jealous of best friend Kit, a critically acclaimed but financially unsuccessful author and playwright, Millie writes a novel, the first in a string of bestselling trashy novels. After eight years of neglect and taking a backseat to Millie's fame, her husband Preston leaves her. Another decade passes and Kit announces her intention of marrying the decade-younger Rudd. Millie thinks Preston wishes to reconcile, only to discover he is engaged. He also admits that he was in love with Kit, who had turned down his many advances. Feeling Kit to blame for the failure of her marriage, Millie flies into a rage and confronts Kit. Later, learning of Rudd's affection for Millie's daughter Diedre, Kit graciously steps aside to bless their union. In the end, Millie and Kit make up, sharing a champagne toast for each one's old acquaintance. Written by
Ed Stephan <firstname.lastname@example.org>
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The play was revived on Broadway in 2010, with Margaret Colin as Kit Marlowe. See more
As the group of college girls drive Kit away, Millie turns her head and calls out Kit's name but her lips do not move. See more
Deidre, come out from behind that screen.
Deidre, come out, or do you want me to come back there and drag you out.
[emerging from behind screen
How did you know I was there?
My dear, I was hiding behind screens before you were born.
Remade as Rich and Famous
Waltz No. 15 in A flat major, Op. 39
Music by Johannes Brahms
Performed on piano twice by Miriam Hopkins See more