Theatre: Doldrums

In no recent summer have there been so few plays in Manhattan theatres as the past three months. Last week big-jowled, cigar-chewing William A. Brady, oldtime showman, told Atlantic City Kiwanians that the recumbent theatre business might be helped to its feet by turning half its playhouses into garages. Bridge and radio, gloomed Showman Brady, were responsible. The stage had done too much for U. S. culture, said he, thus to be beggared. Let the nation, remembering its Wartime services, come to the theatre's aid!

Of the 50 legitimate playhouses in the Times...

Want the full story?

Subscribe Now


Get TIME the way you want it

  • One Week Digital Pass — $4.99
  • Monthly Pay-As-You-Go DIGITAL ACCESS$2.99
  • One Year ALL ACCESSJust $30!   Best Deal!
    Print Magazine + Digital Edition + Subscriber-only Content on

Learn more about the benefits of being a TIME subscriber

If you are already a subscriber sign up — registration is free!