/Never pass up a tragedy if you think it will help you win your
On 10/11/2014 11:28 AM, Michael Jackson mjackso...@yahoo.com
I always liked Henning's magic performances, met him once at MIU and
got his autograph on one of his posters for my mother who just adored
him. Ran across this old article about him and couldn't help but note
the lack of age of Enlightenment fulfillment it speaks of for him -
lonely, sad, divorces - not exactly an ideal society life seems to me.
Just another pointer to what a fraud TM is:
After Falling Under the Spell of Wife Debby, Doug Hennin...
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After reading the article I looked up any reference to his Merlin
musical and here is what I read:
The show was not a critical or financial success and is remembered
today chiefly because of the number of "preview" performances it
played: while most shows play a month or so prior to inviting critics
and having an official opening, Merlin had 69, never inviting the
critics and postponing the opening three times, despite charging full
During the musical's troubled tryouts, the original director (Frank
Dunlop) was replaced by Co-Producer Reitman and choreographer Billy
Wilson was added. The tune for the song "Put a Little Magic in Your
Life" had previously supported a different lyric: "These Are Not the
Merriest of Days".
When the show went into previews, there were many technical problems,
and the opening date was cancelled three times. The New York critics
decided enough was enough, and went to review it before it's official
opening date. They universally hated it. Henning couldn't act or sing.