"After having listened obsessively to the cast recording (compulsively renewed from my hometown library), I finally saw her — a demented caricature from my 'Happy Families' deck brought to glorious life. So deranged, adorable and brilliant. I remember asking, 'Is she
really that nice lady from 'Bedknobs and Broomsticks'?"
"Saw this regrettably short-lived revival of Rod Serling's 1956 drama in previews. Lithgow's exquisitely limned 'Harlan 'Mountain' McClintock' remains one of the most intelligent and humane creations I've ever seen; heartbreaking and heroic."
"Grudgingly dragged to this by a college girlfriend. Sat sullenly in the mezzanine with arms crossed wishing I were at Barrymore's. As soon as the Bishop handed back the candlesticks, I was sobbing like a sooky schoolgirl. (
Mary Poppins had the same effect on me)."
"What a thrill it was to feel this wondrous actor's basso profundo vibrations nightly shake the Schoenfeld to its foundations. A masterful performance that was constantly evolving. J. E. J. would return to his dressing room after each scene, open his script and discover new insights and nuances right up through our final performance."