The Theatre: New Plays in Manhattan: Jan. 7, 1935

Nine new shows and two repertory companies (Walter Hampden & Ruth Draper) opened on Broadway last week. Not since 1927 had the Christmas-New Year week been so packed with premieres. And not since 1927, when Show Boat, Paris Bound and The Royal Family had their first nights, had the holidays produced such high calibre entertainment. By the end of the week, only three of Manhattan's 43 theatres were dark.

Thumbs Up (Eddie Dowling, producer) is almost official enough to be mentioned as TUA. Administrator of the proceedings...

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