Theater Gone Wrong: Chita Rivera's Hat Not-So-Magically Falls Off During Merlin

When you're onstage with a magician, you might be able to avoid disasters like this.

In the 1983 Broadway musical Merlin, Chita Rivera played an evil sorceress who wore a huge, gorgeous crown as part of her costume. The production was plagued with troubles, and at one point, to a full house, Rivera's wig and hat completely fell off. Perhaps a magician would have been able to fix the problem, though Doug Henning, the illusionist who starred, wasn't much help.

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