Shadow play: Brian MacDevitt plays cat and mouse with the audience in Wait Until Dark

One of the big surprises of the 1997-98 Broadway season was the hit revival of Frederick Knott's 1966 suspense drama Wait Until Dark. Thrillers have long been out of fashion on Broadway. However, Wait Until Dark, which opened to largely negative reviews, managed to do more than respectable business during its three-month limited engagement--most weeks it grossed over $300,000. Among straight plays, only the runaway hit Art managed to take in more money each week. (As we went to press, the

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