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Reprise of a 'Heavyweight'

January 26, 1985|From the Associated Press

Dallas — Rod Serling's "Requiem for a Heavyweight," first presented in 1956 as a "Playhouse 90" production on live network TV, is returning to Broadway.

George Segal and John Lithgow co-star in the productions, which is trying out in Dallas before a March 7 preview date in New York

The play centers around Mountain McClintock(played by Lithgow), an over-the-hill prizefighter who is victimized by his manager, Maish Resnick (Segal).

Director Arvin Brown said the production utilizes Serling's original script, made for Broadway but adapted for TV and starring Jack Palance and Keenan Wynn.

In 1962, Anthony Quinn and Jackie Gleason starred in a film version. Since then, all stage versions havce been based on either the film or TV scripts.

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