* Flying Karamazov Brothers Fans Take Note: Followers of the hirsute, juggling punsters who recently completed a successful run at the Kreeger Theater will be interested to know about their next project. Starting Jan. 14 they will be appearing in Shakespeare's "The Comedy of Errors" at Chicago's Goodman Theater . . . The 4 K's are taking this one straight, although the script certainly leaves ample room for their special brand of clowning. Directing is Robert Woodruff, a San Franciscan best known for his work with Sam Shepard. Also appearing are an assortment of California-style New Age vaudevillians . . .
* Every Actor's Nightmare Note: Poor Ann Swift, there she was about to make her Broadway debut in George C. Scott's revival of "Present Laughter" and she was completely lost. The play is at the uptown Circle in the Square theater, a house with a rabbit warren of tunnels leading to the various stage entrances, and at the moment of her entrance she couldn't find the passage that would take her to the stage. Meanwhile Scott was vigorously improvising, covering the fact that his love interest had not arrived on cue. Eventually Swift made her entrance and the performance carried on. Scott was apparently unruffled by the events. At curtain call he made a brief speech predicting great things for the actress, provided she could find her way to the stage . . .
* Unusual Musical Matchup Note: The Chieftains are the Oscar-winning (for "Barry Lyndon") proponents of Irish traditional music. Not the "Danny Boy" stuff, but real folk melodies played on pipes, harp and drums. Marianne Faithfull has had an up-and-down career since she first came to notice singing Rolling Stones songs. Last Sunday, Faithfull took in a Chieftains concert at Carnegie Hall and afterward went backstage to talk to the group's leader, Paddy Moloney . . . The upshot is they will record a Faithfull tune called, interestingly enough, "Ireland" . . .
* End Note: Leave it to Variety to sum up a headline-making story in the style that it deserves. Here is the show-biz bible's headline comment on the recent scandal in the Royal Family: "Randy Prince Andy . . . Not Queen's Dandy . . . With Softcore Candy" . . .