Margaret Lenker at Variety offers a piece on why actor Hal Holbrook is still portraying Mark Twain on stage.
This week marks the 50th anniversary of CBS’s airing of the Hal Holbrook “Mark Twain Tonight!” The March 6, 1967, TV special was the first national telecast of the one-man show, which Holbrook had been performing onstage since 1954. Even after 63 years, he’s still touring the country, with dates in the next few months in Newport News, Denver, Great Falls, Philadelphia and Minneapolis.
The actor, 92, won the Tony for “Mark Twain Tonight!” which he has performed more than 2,000 times.
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