The Theatre: Oldtimer

A sure way to induce nostalgia is to review the musical plays of an old-time theatre manager. Most people can identify most periods of their lives by old songs. Producer Arthur Hammerstein is responsible for many of these songs. "Sympathy" was in his first show, The Firefly (1912). "Something Goes Tingle-ingleing" was in his High Jinks the next year. "The Bubble" was in his Katinka. Because the charm of his productions still lingers, Manhattan show folk and theatre-goers were sorry to hear last week that Producer Hammerstein had gone bankrupt. He listed...

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