"seven sparklers in fall firmament"

Published September 8, 1974


“Seven Sparklers in Fall Firmament”(clockwise from top right) Peter Firth in Equus; Angela Lansbury in Gypsy, Gerladine page, Richard Kiley and Sandy Dennis in Absurd Person Singular; Ben Gazzara in Hughie; Maureen Stapleton, Jack Lemmon, and Walter Matthau in Juno & the Paycock, Robert Preston and Bernadette Peters in Mack & Mabel; and Charlton Heston in Macbeth, 1974



This drawing appeared under the headline “The Stages Are Being Set—on Broadway and Around the Land” to herald the new productions coming to Broadway and Los Angeles in the coming months. Macbeth and Juno and the Paycock were presented in LA. Hirschfeld adapted his drawing of Lemmon, Matthau and Stapleton for the poster of that production at the Mark Taper Forum. Hirschfeld also did a drawing for a print advertisement for the Gypsy revival starring Angela Lansbury, which was used both in New York and on tour. He would go on to do cast drawings for Absurd Person Singular and Mack & Mabel that appeared on the Sundays before the productions opened, and four “Friday” drawings of cast replacements during the three-year run of Equus.

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