Broadway has had its first one-performance wonder of the season. Trish Vradenburg's comedy The Apple Doesn't Fall . . . opened Sunday, April 14. After negative reviews, including one from The New York Times calling the show "ghastly," producers Chase Mishkin and Jennie Blackton decided there would not be a second performance.
The story of a woman who reestablishes a relationship with her mother when she goes into remission from Alzheimer's disease, Apple had its debut at the Tiffany Theatre in Los Angeles before moving to Broadway. It played 19 previews at the Lyceum Theatre before opening night.
The show failed despite the presence of Star Trek star Leonard Nimoy as director. Nimoy has had a successful career as director of films, including Three Men and a Baby, Star Trek III and Star Trek IV