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Gingerbread Lady

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Synopsis

Maureen Stapleton won Broadway’s Tony Award as Best Actress for the role of Evy Meara, a popular singer who has hit the skids. After a short stay in rehab, her best friend age-defying Toby, her daughter Polly, and Jimmy Perry, a gay actor try to help her adjust to sobriety with a jolly birthday party. Enter Lou Tanner, a former lover, who ends up giving her a black eye. The party is a wash out, the “gingerbread lady” falls off the wagon and hits the ropes once again. Later rewritten by Neil Simon as the film Only When I Laugh starring Marsha Mason.

Character Breakdown

Evy Meara
Lou Tanner
Toby Landau
Polly Meara
Manuel
Jimmy Perry