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Theater Gone Wrong: Beth Leavel Loses a Battle With a Door in 42nd Street

Through September 17, you can find Tony winner Beth Leavel at the Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre playing the homespun Mrs. June Adams in Broadway's Bandstand — mother to war widow Julia (played by Laura Osnes). However, about a decade ago, she put on her show-biz glitz as Dorothy Brock in the revival of 42nd Street. Every night, she'd don a killer costume and make a dramatic entrance at the top of a spiral staircase. Sounds simple, but at one performance, that glamorous moment took an ungraceful turn that had the whole cast in stitches.