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Tony Roberts Returns For 'Royal Family' Opening Post-Seizure

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NEW YORK — Tony Roberts has returned to the Broadway revival of "The Royal Family" on opening night.

The actor came back to the show Thursday after falling ill during a matinee preview performance Sunday. His daughter, Nicole, said the 69-year-old Roberts had suffered a minor seizure.

Show spokesman Aaron Meier says the actor received prolonged applause during his first entrance Thursday, and at the final curtain the audience stood and cheered the entire cast.

During Roberts' absence, his role in the comedy by George S. Kaufman and Edna Ferber was played by his understudy, Anthony Newfield.

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