Stage legend Hal Holbrook retires before Thalian Hall performance


WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — A stage legend will not visit Wilmington next month after all.

After 63 years, Hal Holbrook has decided to retire from performing his one-man show about Mark Twain.

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Holbrook, who won a Tony and an Emmy for the role, was scheduled to perform at Thalian Hall October 20.

Thalian plans to replace the show with a two-week run of “Give ’em Hell, Harry” with former president Harry Truman’s own grandson performing the title role.

The show will begin October 12.