Did you know… – Next Act Theatre

Did you know…

  • Your Show of Shows was nominated for seven Emmys, winning two.
  • The popularity of Your Show of Shows is said to have impacted the attendance at Broadway productions on Saturday nights.
  • In 2000, 137 of the scripts for Your Show of Shows were found in a closet in City Center in New York City. They were put there by producer Max Liebman, and the closet, which had been locked for about 40 years, was painted shut.
  • Sid Caesar developed the technique of double-talk while waiting tables in his parents’ restaurant.
  • Sid Caesar played Coach Calhoun in the movie Grease (1978).
  • The role of Max Prince in LAUGHTER ON THE 23rd FLOOR was originally played by Nathan Lane followed by Gene Wilder.
  • The writers for Your Show of Shows had successful careers long after the show ended. Some of them were part of the most iconic productions in television and film history.
    • Larry Gelbart wrote for M*A*S*H
    • Mel Tolkin wrote for All in the Family
    • Tony Webster wrote for The Love Boat
    • Selma Diamond appeared in It’s a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World, Twilight Zone: The Movie and Night Court
    •  Mel Brooks wrote The Producers, Blazing Saddles, Young Frankenstein and many, many, many more