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Theater Gone Wrong: Mary Testa's "Horrible," "Horrific" Flub in 42nd Street

The Oklahoma! Tony nominee recalls an experience on Broadway that haunted her for months afterward.

If this latest installment in our Theater Gone Wrong series teaches us anything, it's that even the most experienced performers can forget their lines. Such was the case with Mary Testa about a year into her run as Maggie Jones in 42nd Street on Broadway. Testa, a Tony nominee this year for her performance as Aunt Eller in Daniel Fish's Broadway revival of Oklahoma!, recounts the whole "horrible" and "horrific" experience here — a flub that, according to her, left her rattled for months afterward.

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