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Actually, I'm glad Phyllis Newman got the Tony. She used to say she got the part by "not sleeping with the writer," her husband, Adolph Green.

Miss Marmelstein was written to be played by an older actress, but after Streisand auditioned, they rewrote to accommodate her. Lehman Engel conducted "Wholesale." Babs begged him to let her do Miss Marmelstein her way and finally when he acquiesced, the number bombed. After that, he said she never did it quite the way she had done it before.

Elliot Gould sweated a lot during the run of "Wholesale" and his shpritzing was hitting the first row of patrons in the orchestra. They put him on pills to cut down on his sweating, but it made his mouth dry, he couldn't sing, so they let him keep sweating.

Happy Spring!

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