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“Lucille Ball/Don Tomkins”

Al Stewart

Broadway shows almost always played out-of-town trials in one or more cities—often for several weeks in each. The Fisher Theater in Detroit, the Colonial or Shubert Theaters in Boston, and the O'Keefe Center in Toronto are a few. In this photograph, taken in the Erlanger Theater in Philadelphia, Lucille Ball is seen with fellow actor Don Tomkins listening to a comment from the director during a rehearsal for her Broadway opening of "Wildcat." The show opened in the Alvin Theater in New York City in December of 1960.

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