…the reaction at the end of Henry Sweet Henry was every bit as strong at the end as the reaction Mame gets. Only Mame got the notices. (William Goldman, The Season)
Ho boy, I’m gonna get in trouble for this one. William Goldman’s dislike of Jerry Herman (which basically boiled down to “How dare you! How dare you have two smash hits in a row when I can’t even have one!”) is well-known, but seriously. How this guy claim that the quintessential example of Broadway mediocrity is every bit as good as _Mame_, of all things, and still get people to call his book “The Bible of Broadway”?