Following small parts in Lincoln Center repertory productions, Danner landed the supporting role of Jill Tanner, the free-spirited love interest, in Leonard Gershe's new comedy Butterflies Are Free.
The play premiered Oct. 21, 1969, at the Booth Theatre. The production also marked the Broadway composing debut of a young Stephen Schwartz (credited in the Playbill as Steve), who penned the title song.
Clive Barnes of the New York Times closed his review with praise of Danner, calling her "a new young actress in the grand mannerism of Sandy Dennis, Julie Harris and all those predecessors who have made jaded, critical hearts beat a little faster...a young lady at the commencement of a big future."
Radio City Christmas Spectacular: Buy One, Get One Free!
The Rockettes® dazzle in brilliant dance numbers and Radio City® shines with the joy of the season.
Follow Santa on his sleigh ride, see ice skaters swirl across the stage, and catch a snowflake or two
in this immersive theatrical experience like no other. And this year, delight in the magic of Santa’s enchanted toy factory! We’re bringing back a fan favorite to Santa’s workshop, with charming ragdolls that come to life.