I knew Seldes set a record for never missing any of ''Deathtrap's'' 1,809 performances, but I had never heard about this ''Father's Day'' feat.
She also got a Drama Desk for ''Father's Day.'' That's so odd. Did the award nominators all come to the show's opening or 16 previews?
Just out of curiosity, I Googled Seldes on YouTube and found a ''Theatre Talk,'' where she dished about ''Father's Day,'' which had gotten a dismissive review in the N.Y. Times: ''I was in a play 'Father's Day' by Oliver Hailey. I played a character called Marian, which was sort of a sendup of myself. And it was a very funny play. ... At the previews, you'd have to sorta stop after some of the lines to let the audience finish laughing. It was so glorious. We closed the night we opened. I came back the next day [to the theater], and all the flowers [from opening night] were on the street. I loved [that show] so. I remember thinking: 'From now on, I'll take taxis. I'll eat at Sardi's. This is it!' But it [wasn't].''