Jim enjoyed live theater and took advantage of opportunities to see a show when he was in New York and London. He had spent many years exploring ideas for a Broadway show featuring his own characters and was interested in how others stretched the possibilities of the stage. Jim attended shows with puppets, like American Hurrah off-Broadway around 1966, and shows with extravagant musical numbers. Nicholas Nickleby, based on the Dickens novel, was, perhaps, Jim’s most ambitious as an audience member – the show ran eight and a half hours over two evenings – quite a commitment from even the most ardent and experienced theater-goer.
5/21-22/1981 – ‘Nicholas Nickelby’
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