Iva Withers, 93, tapped her cane on the hardwood floor of her neat West 55th Street apartment with the ferocity of a dance instructor. She was about to describe a bit of Broadway musical history: the afternoon and night when she played the leads in what are now two classics.
James Theaters on West 44th Street. The energy level of that trouper is still there 65 years later, as Ms. Withers reminisced at her home about her Broadway career. It is those memories that will be tapped again by Mr.
Withers arrived in New York in from the Canadian prairie province of Manitoba, where she was born in But mostly she left because her husband of nearly 30 years, the Broadway actor and dancer Kasimir Kokich who previously had been married to the ballerina Alexandra Danilova , had a drinking problem that Ms. Withers felt was ruining their lives.
View all New York Times newsletters. She supported their two children by doing clerical work for several doctors, retiring at Because of them, she said, she figures she still has some of the best health care in New York.follow
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