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a Greenwich Village spot called the Cafe Wha?.  His bits were invariably autobiographical, very descriptive and not jokey.  But he soon found out that one Monday night he would wow them and the next he would flop.  "I had no consistency," he said.  He acquired that by spending 14 months with the famed Chicago improvisation group Second City.

Then during the Boston tryout of The Apple Tree he got the urge to do solo comedy again.  "I turned on the Merv Griffin show and saw a comedian who was just terrible," he said.  "I thought I could do better so I sat down and in outline form worked out a few bits like the Civil Defense Drill routine and the Face Track Announcer.  All of this required acting and needed more than just the strength of telling a joke.  My humor comes out of situations and characters."

When The Apple Tree finally arrived in New York, each evening after the performance he would grab his tape recorder and run over to the Improvisation Cafe, the West 44th Street nightclub for aspiring comics and performers.  There he met Rodney Dangerfield who told him, "You're good, and I'm a tough critic, kid."  Through Dangerfield he was introduced to Jack Rollins and Charles Joffe, managers of Woody Allen and Dick Cavett, who then became his personal managers.

"I want everything I do to be a slight departure," he said.  "What I need now creatively is some more of that lean hunger I had when I was starting out."  (His yearly college concert income was reportedly in the six figure range.)  "The show has required so much of e I haven't been writing or thinking funny lately.  Each time I look up it's time to do the show again."

In the spring he'll be doing an NBC-TV special.  A movie deal is also in the works.  "I suppose the ultimate is to be the auteur like Woody Allen or Charlie Chaplin, but to me the ultimate is to be happy," he said.  He daydreams about taking two weeks off for a trip to China with Brenda, who'll be making her Metropolitan Opera debut on Christmas day as Hansel in Hansel and Gretel.  "Success brings with it a certain kind of sigh.  Like chapter one is finished.  Let's sit back and enjoy what I've earned."  Then glancing down at his watch he smiled.  Suddenly it was show time again.

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How many of these shows have you seen?

BEST MUSICAL
1976 TONY & PULITZER PRIZE WINNER
"THE MUSICAL OF THE DECADE!"
–Newsweek, Nov. 1979
A CHORUS LINE
Mon. thru Thurs. Evgs. at 8: $23.50; 19.50; 13.  Fri. Evgs. at 8: $24; 20; 13.  Sat. Evgs. at 8: $25; 20; 15.  Wed. Mats. at 2: $18.50; 15; 10.  Sat. Mats. at 2: $21; 17; 12.  Telecharge: 246-5993.
SHUBERT THEATRE  225 W. 44th St.  246-5990.

THE NEW FATS WALLER MUSICAL SHOW.
BEST MUSICAL 1978 TONY AWARD AND 1978 N. Y. DRAMA CRITICS' CIRCLE AWARD.
AIN'T MISBEHAVIN'
Mon. thru Fri. Evgs. at 8.  Mats. Sat. at 2:  Orch. $20; Mezz. $20, 17.50, 15.  Wed. Mat. at 2: Orch. $16.50; Mezz. $16.50, 13.50, 10.  Sat. Evgs. at 8.  Orch. $22.50; Mezz. $16.50, 13.50, 10.  Group Sales: 221-3551.  Ticketron: 977-9020, Telecharge: 730-1760
PLYMOUTH THEA. 236 W. 45th St. 730-1760.

7 TONY AWARDS INCLUDING BEST MUSICAL!  BEST MUSICAL N.Y. DRAMA CRITICS' CIRCLE AWARD 1976-77.
TAKES BROADWAY!  MAKE NO MISTAKE ABOUT IT, THIS ANNIE IS AN INCREDIBLE ACHIEVEMENT.  THE REASON'S PRAYED-FOR BIG MUSICAL!
–Jack Kroll, Newsweek Mag.
ANNIE
Tues. thru Thurs. at 8: $20, 17.50, 15.50, 11.50, 9.50.  Fri. & Sat. at 8: $22.50, 19, 17, 14, 12.  Mats. Sat. at 2, Sun. at 3: $19, 16.50, 14.50, 11.50, 9.50.  Wed. Mats. at 2: $16.50, 13.50, 11.50, 10.50, 9.50.  Chargit: 239-7177.  Group Sls. (212) 398-8383, (800) 233-7565.
ALVIN, 250 W. 52ND ST., 757-8646.

RICHARD GERE in
BENT
Mon.-Thur. at 8 & Sat.  Mats. at 2:  $18, 16, 14, 12.  Fri. & Sat. at 8: $20, 18, 16, 14.  Wed. Mats. at 2: $16, 15, 13, 11.  CHARGIT: 239-7177.  GROUPS: 398-8383.
NEW APOLLO THEATRE 234 W. 43RD ST. 921-8558.

A CAPTIVATING COMEDY
DA
starring BRIAN KEITH
Mon.-Fri. at 8: $17.50, 16, 13, 11, 9.  Sat. at 8: $18.50, 16, 13, 11, 9.  Wed. Mats. at 2: $16, 14, 10, 8, 6.  Mats. Sat. at 2: $17, 15, 11, 9, 7.  Group Sales (212) 398-8383 or (800) 223-7565.
MOROSCO THEA., 45 St. W. of B'way.  246-6230.

A NEW MUSICAL ENTERTAINMENT.
DANCIN'
Tues.-Fri. Evgs: Orch. & Front Mezz. $23.50; Rear Mezz. $20, 15.  Sat. Evgs.: Orch. & Front Mezz. $26.  Rear Mezz. $20, 17.50.  Wed. Mats.: Orch. & Front Mezz. $18.50; Rear Mezz. $15, 13.  Sat. & Sun. Mats.: Orch. & Front Mezz. $21; Rear Mezz. $15, 13.  Ticketron: 977-9020/Group Sales: 221-3551.  TELE-CHARGE: 247-0472.
Broadhurst Thea. 235 W. 44th St.  247-0472.

DEATHTRAP
starring JOHN CULLUM
Tues. thru Fri. Evgs.: at 8 & Sun. Mats. at 3: $16, 15, 10.  Sat. Evgs. at 8: $17.50, 16.50, 14.50, 11.  Wed. & Sat. Mats. at 2: $15, 14, 12, 9.  Chargit: 239-7177, Group Sales: 398-8383, Ticketron: 977-9020.
MUSIC BOX 239 W. 45th St.  246-4636.

HURRY!  LAST 2 WEEKS ON B'WAY!
"ONE OF THE BIGGEST HITS OF THE BROADWAY SEASON!"–N.Y. Times
JEAN LE CLERC as
DRACULA
Tues.-Sat. 8; Mats. Wed., Sat. 2; Sun. 3; Hol. perfs. Dec. 28 at 2; Dec. 31 at 8; Jan. 1 at 3.  Chargit: (212) 239-7177/Ticketron: 977-9020 Group Sales: (212) 398-8383 or Toll Free (800) 223-7565.
MARTIN BECK 302 W. 45th St.  246-6363.

"STUNNING AND EXHILERATING, YOU MUST SEE IT!"–Barnes, Post 
Seats Now By Phone, Mail or at Box Office
EVITA
The Musical Phenomenon
PRICES:  Mon. thru Thurs. Evgs. $22.50; 17.50, 15.00, 10.00.  Fri. & Sat. Evgs. $25.00; $20.00, 17.50, 12.50.  Wed Mats. $18.50; $16.00, 13.50, 7.50.  Sat. Mats. $20.00, 17.00, 14.00, 9.00.  Evgs. Mon. thru Sat. at 8:  Mats. Wed. & Sat. at 2 P.M.  Please list alternate dates and enclose stamped, self-addressed envelope.  GROUP SALES BOX OFFICE (212) 398-8383 or (800) 223-7565.  TICKETRON: (212) 977-9020.  TELECHARGE: Buy tix by phone with CREDIT CARDS (212) 247-3600.
BROADWAY THEA., 1681 B'way, 247-3600.

GEMINI
by ALBERT INNAURATO
Mon.-Thurs. at 8, Sat. Mat. at 2: $17.50, 16, 14.50, 13, 11.50.  Fri. & Sat. at 8: $20, 18, 16, 14, 12.  Wed. Mat. at 2: $15, 13.50, 12, 10.50, 9.  Ticketron: (212) 977-9020.  Chargit: 239-7177.
LITTLE THEATRE, 240 W. 44th St., 221-6425.

LAST WEEKS AT THE ROYALE THEATRE!
THE LONGEST RUNNING SHOW IN BROADWAY HISTORY
GREASE
Tues. thru Sat. Evgs. at 8 PM; Wed. & Sat. Mats. 2 PM; Sun. 3 PM.  Group Sales (212) 398-8383 (800) 223-7565.  Telecharge: 245-5760, 10 AM to 6 PM.
ROYALE THEA., 242 W. 45th St.  245-5760.

2 HOLIDAY PERFORMANCES EACH DAY!
TUES. DEC. 25 THRU TUES. JAN. 1
MUMMENSCHANZ
Tues.-Sat., Mon. Dec. 31 & Tues. Jan. 1 at 2 & 8 P.M.  Sun. Dec. 30 at 3 & 8 P.M.  Prices: Evgs.: Mon. thru Thurs. & Sun.: $16.50, 10, 8.  Fri. & Sat. $17.50, 11, 9.,  All Mats. $15, 10, 8.  24 HOUR PHONE RES. AVAILABLE 221-8500.  CHARGIT: 239/7177/TICKETRON: 977-9020.
BIJOU THEATRE, 209 W. 45th St.  221-8500.

"NIGHT AND DAY IS DAZZLING AND SO IS MAGGIE SMITH."–Barnes, Post
MAGGIE SMITH 
in
NIGHT AND DAY 
by TOM STOPPARD
also starring
PAUL HECHT and JOSEPH MAHER and CLARENCE WILLIAMS III
directed by PETER WOOD
Evgs. Mon. thru Thurs. at 8 PM; Sat. Mats. at 2 PM; & Hol. Mats. Dec. 28 at 2 PM, Jan. 1 at 3 PM; $18.50, $16.50, 12.50.  Fri. and Sat. Evgs. at 8 PM: $19.50, 17.50, 13.50.  Wed. Mats. at 2 PM: $15.00, 13.00, 9.00.  New Year's Eve Dec. 31 at 8 PM: $22, 19, 15.  CHARGE BY PHONE: (212) 239-7177.  Group Sales: 398-8383  Ticketron: 977-9020.
ANTA THEATRE, 245 W. 52nd St. 246-6270.

NEW YORK'S FUNNIEST SEX MUSICAL!
NOW IN ITS 11th INTERNATIONAL YEAR.
"A ROUSING MUSICAL CELEBRATION OF THE BODY BEAUTIFUL!"– Time Magazine
OH! CALCUTTA!
Mon. Tues., Wed., & Fri. at 8 PM.  Sat. at 7 & 9:30 PM.  Sun. 3 & 7 PM.  $22, 20, 16, 12.  PHONE CHARGE 757-7164/Ticketron: 977-9020.  Group Sls. 757-7166.
EDISON THEATRE, 240 W. 47th St.  757-7164.

"ONE TO SEE OVER & OVER!"– Lyons, WPIX/–Currie, UPI
FRANCES STERNHAGEN  TOM ALDREDGE
in the new American Comedy Hit.
ON GOLDEN POND
Tues-Sat. 8; Mats. Wed. & Sat. 2, Sun. 3.  CHARGIT: 239-7177/GROUPS: 354-6644.
CENTURY THEATRE, 235 W. 46 St. 354-6644.

"A RARE TREAT!"–Time Magazine
SANDY DUNCAN as
PETER PAN
also starring
CHRISTOPHER HEWETT
Prices: Evgs. Orch. & Fr. Mezz. $22.50; Balc. $19, 17, 14.  Matinees Orch. & Fr. Mezz. $20; Balc. $17.50, 15.50, 12.50.  Group Sales (212) 398-8383.  Chargit: 239-7177/Ticketron: 977-9020.
Lunt-Fontanne Thea. 46th St. W. of B'way 586-5555.

"I LOVED IT!"–Shalit, NBC-T.V.
ANTHONY PERKINS  MIA FARROW
in BERNARD SLADE'S
"ROMANTIC COMEDY"
Mon. thru Thurs. Evgs. Sat. Mats. & Spec. Hol. Mats. Mats. Wed. Dec. 26 & Thurs. Dec. 27 Orch. & Front Mezz., $18.50; Rear Mezz., $16.50, 15.50, 13.50.  Fri. and Sat. Evgs. Orch. & Front Mezz. $19.50, Rear Mezz. $17.50, 16.50, 14.00.  Wed. Mats. Orch. & Front Mezz. $16.50, 14.50, 13.50, 10.  Ticketron: 977-9020.  Telecharge 246-0390/Group Sales: 398-8383.
BARRYMORE 243 W. 47th St./246-0390.

"IT DAZZLES!"–Simon, New York Magazine
"PERFECTLY MAGICAL!"–Barnes, NY Post
GERALD HIKEN in
STRIDER
A Rare Musical Theatre Treat
Tues.-Fri. Evgs. at 8 & Mats. Sat. at 2, Sun. at 3: $20, 17.50, 14.50.  Sat. Evgs. at 8: $22.50, 20, 16.50.  Wed. Mats at 2: $16.50, 13.50, 10.  CHARGIT: (212) 239-7177.  GROUPS: (212) 398-8383 or Toll Free (800) 223-7565 outside NEW YORK STATE.
HELEN HAYES THEA. 210 W. 46th St. NYC 10036 (212) 246-6380.

WINNER 8 TONY AWARDS INCLUDING 
BEST MUSICAL 1979
N.Y. DRAMA CRITICS' CIRCLE AWARD
DRAMA DESK AWARD
OUTER CRITICS' CIRCLE AWARD
Seats Now by Phone, Mail or at Box Office
ANGELA LANSBURY  LEN CARIOU
SWEENEY TODD
The Demon Barber of Fleet Street
Tues.-Fri. at 8: $22.50, 20, 14, 12, 10.  Sat. Eve. at 8: $25, 20, 14, 12, 10.  Sat. Mat. at 2, Sun. Mat. at 3: $22.50, 17, 14, 12, 10.  Wed. Mat. at 2: $18.00, 15, 12, 10, 8.  Chargit: 239-7111.  Ticketron: 977-9020.  Group Sales: 398-8383 or (800) 223-7565.
URIS THEATRE, 51st West of Broadway 586-6510.
"THE BEST NEW MUSICAL OF THE SEASON!"–Time Magazine

THE BEST LITTLE WHOREHOUSE IN TEXAS
Mon.-Thurs. Evgs. at 8: Orch. $20, Mezz. $18.50, Balc. $16.50, 15.50, 13.50.  Fri. & Sat. Evgs. at 8: Orch. $22.50, Mezz. $20, Balc. $18.50, 17.50, 15.50.  Wed. Mats. at 2: Orch. $17.50, Mezz. $16.50, Balc. $14.50, 13.50, 11.50.  Sat. Mats. at 2: Orch. $19.50, Mezz. $18.50, Balc. $16.50, 15.50, 13.50.  Chargit: 239-7111;  Ticketron: 977-9020;  Group Sales: 575-5056 or (800) 223-7565.
46th Street Thea. 226 W. 46th St., 246-0246.

1979 WINNER –– BEST PLAY, TONY AWARD & N.Y. CRAMA CRITICS CIRCLE.
THE ELEPHANT MAN
Evgs. Mon. thru Fri. 8 PM.: $18.50, 15, 13.50.  Hol. Mats. Dec. 28 at 2 PM, Jan. 1 at 3 PM.  Sat. Evgs 8 PM.: $20, 17.50, 15.  Wed. Mats. 2 PM.: $15, 12, 10.  Sat. Mats. 2 PM.: $16.50, 13.50, 11.  Tele-charge: 246-5969.  Ticketron: (212) 977-9020.  Group Sales: (212) 398-8383 or (800) 233-7565.
BOOTH THEATRE, 222 W. 45th St. N.Y. 10036.

BROADWAY'S SWINGING 40'S MUSICAL COMEDY HIT!
"A GRANT AND BRILLIANT MUSICAL!  GET YOUR TICKETS NOW!"–Jay Sharbutt, A.P.
THE 1940'S RADIO HOUR
Tues.-Fri. at 8, Sat. Mat. at 2, Sun. Mat. at 3: $20.00, 17, 15, 11.  Sat. at 8: $22.50, 19.50, 17.50, 12.  Wed. Mat. at 2: $16.00, 14, 12, 9.  CHARGIT: 239-7177/Ticketron 977-9020.  Group Sales: (212) 398-8383 or (800) 233-7565.
ST. JAMES THEA. 246 W. 44th St. 398-0280.

A NEW MUSICAL.
THEY'RE PLAYING OUR SONG
Mon. thru Thurs. at 8 PM; $22.50, 17.50, 13.50.  Fri. & Sat. at 8 PM: $24, 20, 15.  Sat. Mats at 2 PM: $20, 15, 12.  Wed. Mats. at 2 PM; $18.50, 13.50, 10.  TELE-CHARGE 265-4311.  Group Sales: 221-3551/Ticketron 977-9020.
IMPERIAL THEA., 249 W. 45th 265-4311.

OFF-BROADWAY

"SEE THIS FANTASTIC PLAY!" –Clive Barnes, N.Y. Post
JEFFREY DE MUNN as
MODIGLIANI
Tues.-Thurs. at 8 P.M.: $12, 10, 8.  Fri. at 8.  Sat. 7 & 10.  Sun. 3 & 7:30 P.M.: $14, 12, 10.  GROUP SALES: 581-1264 CHARGE BY PHONE: 254-4370.
ASTOR PLACE THEA., 434 Lafayette St.

"SUPERB" – Guthrie, Newsweek
"BRILLIANT" – Lewis, Bergen Record
SAY GOODNIGHT, GRACIE
dir. by AUSTIN PENDLETON
Mon.-Wed. at 8, Fri. & Sat. 7 & 10, Sun. 3
CHARGIT: 239-7177  Phone Resv. 691-6226
ACTORS' PLAYHOUSE/Sheridan Square

"CHEERS FOR 'SCRAMBLED FEET'!" – Kerr, N.Y. Times
"TORRENTIAL FUN!" – Simon, N.Y. Mag.
SCRAMBLED FEET
Tues.-Fri. Evgs. at 8; Sun. at 3 & 7:30; $12, 10;  Sat. Evgs. at 7 & 9.30 PM: $14, 12.  Charge tix by phone (no fee): 982-9292.  Group Sales: 398-8383.
Village Gate, Bleecker & Thompson.  982-9292.

SUBURBAN

AN EVENING
11 CLEARBROOK ROAD, ELMSFORD, N.Y.
HELLO, DOLLY!
Dinner & Show Tues.-Thurs. & Sun. $18.15.  Fri. $18.70 & Sat. $20.35 plus sales tax.  Tues. & Thurs. Mats. $12.55.  All eve. perfs. Cocktails & Dinner 6:15 PM Show 8:20.  Mat. Lunch 11:30 AM Show 1 PM.  Res. & Info. (914) 592-2222.

COACHLIGHT DINNER THEATRE
145 WEST ROUTE 59, NANUET, N.Y.:
SHOW BOAT
THRU JAN. 20
Dinner & Show Wed., Thurs. & Sun. $16.95.  Friday 18.95.  Sat. nite 19.95.  Dancing Fri. & Sat. Wed. mat. $13.95.  Children under 12, 1/2 price on Sunday.  Buffet begins Wed. thru Sat. eve. 6:45.  Sun. 5:45.  Wed. mat. 11:45.  Charge by phone on maj. credit cards 914/623-0060.  Group rates 914/623-0237.

NORTHSTAGE
GLEN CLOVE, L.I.
SOUND OF MUSIC
Dinner & Show $16.95-$20.95 according to day of week.  Tues.-Fri. Din. 6 PM Show 8:20;  Wed. Mat. Lunch Noon Show 2 PM;  Sat. Din. 4:45 PM Show 6:45 PM; Din. 9:45 PM 11:15 PM;  Sun. Din. 6 PM Show 8 PM.  Theatre only Wed. Mat. $4, Fri. & Sat. $8, other $7.  Charge by phone on maj. cr. cds. or Ticketron (212) 895-8626 (516) 676-8500.  CHARGIT: 239-7177.

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