"Let’s hear it for the great Lois Smith, who rode to the rescue this week when “The Inheritance,” coming in from London, was missing a key cast member: Vanessa Redgrave.
She won raves for her performance as a mother trying to make sense of her son’s homosexuality, and producers Sonia Friedman and Tom Kirdahy had their fingers crossed she’d reprise it here. But they didn’t press the 82-year-old, who, at the last minute, decided she just wasn’t up to reproducing what one critic called an “achingly frail” performance."
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