She acted in Rodney Ackland's stage adaptation of Fyodor Dostoievsky's novel, "Crime and Punishment," at the National Theatre in New York City with John Gielgud, Lilian Gish, Vladimir Sokoloff, Alice John, Sanford Meisner, and E.A. Krumschmidt in the cast. Theodore Komisarjevsky was director.
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She replaced Mary Martin
in the lead role in "Lute Song" in 1946 for the touring production. Her co-star, Yul Brynner
, stated that Haas's casting substantially improved the show, stating that, "Dolly Haas understood the part. She had an affinity for it, and the play immediately improved. It wasn't at all that Dolly was a better actress. She was just better casting for the part than Mary." Martin ...
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