Saturday, August 11, 2012

It's Your Move JK :)


Watched by young actor Michael Kearney, Jack Kelly is deep in thought as he kontemplates his next move on the checkerboard:

This is a rehearsal pic from the ill-fated play The Family Way, which ran for just five performances on Broadway in early 1965. As the info on the back of the photo says, the story takes place in a Hollywood apartment house and "concerns a young widowed actress, her man-about-town theatrical agent and her little son whose desperate search for a new father seems to get the whole town involved."

JK played the theatrical agent, and Kearney--in his Broadway debut--played the widow's son. Young Kearney also played important roles in two poignant productions: the 1963 feature film All the Way Home, which starred Robert Preston and Jean Simmons; and The Thanksgiving Visitor, an Emmy-winning 1967 TV holiday special starring Geraldine Page. 

Click here to learn more about JK's "checkered" play.  ;-)