When Jason Robards, Jr., died of Dec. 26, 2000, obituaries extolled him as one of the greatest actors of his generation and a peerless interpreter of the work of Eugene O'Neill. To judge his accomplishments for yourself, visit the Museum of Television and Radio locations in New York and Los Angeles, which, from Jan. 10 to Jan. 21, will screen television adaptations of A Moon for the Misbegotten and The Iceman Cometh starring Robards.
Iceman was televised in 1960, roughly four years after Robards played the lead role of Hickey on stage. Also in the cast are Myron McCormick, James Broderick and Robert Redford. Sidney Lumet directs. Moon was shown on ABC in 1975, two years after the actors' acclaimed Broadway portrayal of Jamie Tyrone. Colleen Dewhurst and Ed Flanders co-star. Jose Quintero directs.
Screening at both locations are as follows:
Jan. 10 at 3 PM: A Moon for the Misbegotten
Jan. 11 at 4 PM: The Iceman Cometh
Jan. 12 at 5 PM: Moon
Jan. 13 at 2 PM: Iceman
Jan. 14 at 3 PM: Moon
Jan. 16 at 2 PM: Iceman
Jan. 17 at 3 PM: Moon
Jan. 18 at 4 PM: Iceman
Jan. 19 at 5 PM: Moon
Jan. 20 at 2 PM: Iceman
Jan. 21 at 3 PM: Moon
In Los Angeles, marathon screenings of both plays will be held beginning at noon on Jan. 11 and Jan. 14. The Museum in New York is located at 25 W. 52nd St.; in Los Angeles at 465 N. Beverly Dr. in Los Angeles. For more information, call the L.A. museum at (310) 786-1000, and the New York museum at (212) 621 6600.
—By Robert Simonson