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Nutty News

Last night out at the TV Academy, they had a panel on surviving in show business at an advanced age. Folks like Marvin Kaplan, Charlotte Rae and Pat Carroll were on the dais…and a surprise addition was Jerry Lewis.

I wasn't there but my friend Gary Conrad who was reports that Lewis made an announcement: His musical of The Nutty Professor will open on Broadway on July 15.

That was apparently all he had to say about it: No theater, no pre-Broadway out-of-town booking to get the production in shape for New York, no nothing. I'll believe it when there's a credible theater named.