Theatre: Best Guesser

A racetrack tipster who spotted winning horses with 75% success would be the greatest tipster in history. But a drama critic who forecasts with 75% correctness the financial result of Broadway plays, is only a mediocre seer. Last week Variety published its annual box score of Manhattan theatre critics. Seven of twelve men from the leading dailies made scores of .75 or better.

E. W. Osborn of the Evening World was low man. He saw 86 plays during the past season, guessed right only four times more than he guessed wrong, expressed no...

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