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ning. He was so wonderful. He was what a friend should be. I miss him so much.” Klugman would return to George Street Playhouse for a production of The Sunshine Boys with Paul Dooley and was scheduled to be in Twelve An- gry Men but had to withdraw for health reasons. I’ll always remember the two times I was able to interview him for George Street productions, but most of all I will never forget the sight of Klugman tossing my Rutgers hat across the room when I tried to snap a photo of him wearing the hat. “They don’t get free promo- tion,” he said - something I could easily imagine Oscar Madison saying. Calvin Berger (2010) The premise behind this musi- cal is the familiar tale of Cyrano de Bergerac. The title character is the modern day Cyrano - a smart, geeky high school senior with a nose that he perceives to be grotesquely over-sized. Scene from Calvin Berger. Photo by Richard Termine NJ STAGE 2017 - Vol. 4 No. 5 INDEX NEXT ARTICLE 112