Byline: Mary C. Curtis
In art and life _ or even better in that place where both meet _ old-fashioned can be relevant and true. Last week was another reminder of a lesson that's easy to forget.
Does it dry up?
At last Saturday's matinee of "Raisin in the Sun," leading man Sean Combs was replaced mid-play by his understudy, Billy Eugene Jones, because of illness. The audience didn't ask for a refund.
The stage of the Royale Theatre in New York had become a room in the tiny Chicago apartment of the Younger family. With all due respect to the man also known as P. Diddy _ whose presence is a big reason the 1959 drama is a sold-out hit _ …