Dang! Simon says no; Utahns pull play

Deseret News, 8 August 2003

Article Summary:

In August 2003, the owners of the Grove Theater were told to cancel the scheduled run of the the Broadway hit "Rumors" if the actors planned to not utter obscenities in the script written by Niel Simon. The cast, crew and sets were ready to go and the theater had paid an $800 royalty to produce the play, but when they tried to get permission to ommit the obscenities Neil Simon insisted "that there be absolutely no deviation from the script as written." Gayliene Omary and Jan Shelton bought the theater from the former owner of the Little London Theatre. "Rumors" would have been the theater's second production.