LESS OF MOORE
Mary Tyler Moore has dropped out of Neil Simon's new off-Broadway play Rose's Dilemma two weeks before its opening. Moore left the production after reportedly receiving a brusque letter in which Simon scolded her for not knowing her lines. "Mary was devastated and completely debilitated personally and professionally," says her spokesman, Mara Buxbaum. "Mary has been working tirelessly for months but feels pushed out of this production." Moore's understudy, Patricia Hodges, will take over the role.