The Theatre: New Plays in Manhattan: Feb. 13, 1933

Evensong (by Beverley Nichols & Edward Knoblock; Arch Selwyn & Sir Barry Jackson, producers). Glib, ultra-British young Beverley Nichols used to be employed on the personal staff of Dame Nellie Melba. He cashed in on this experience when he wrote Evensong, a novel about a declining diva's race against time. Dramatized and produced in London, the story had a remunerative run. Produced for the first time on a U. S. stage, Evensong again sets one to wondering if the English often go to the theatre just to get out of the rain....

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