Theatre: New Plays: Feb. 14, 1927

Rio Rita. Who would be likely to open a Manhattan theatre of dreamy elliptical architecture, hung with gorgeous tapestries, rich with color? Florenz Ziegfeld. In it he presented no Follies last week, but a musical comedy with fresh, feathery ballet dancers and a chorus that made strong men sigh. Rio Rita had a plot—something to do with oil leases and statesmen. A plot however, is mere parsley when the eyes and ears are well feasted. Pinwheel. Expressionism went on a debauch at the Neighborhood Playhouse (Manhattan) last week. Coney Island calliopes tooted,...

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