Theater: New Plays in Manhattan: Nov. 25, 1935

Jumbo (words & music by Ben Hecht & Charles MacArthur, Richard Rodgers & Lorenz Hart; Billy Rose, producer). Having announced the opening of his show every week since Labor Day, having postponed it ten consecutive times until at last he bought space in the newspapers to plead: "I'll be a dirty name if I'll open Jumbo until it's ready," last week minuscule Billy Rose finally presented in Manhattan's Hippodrome the spectacle that was supposed to be BIGGER THAN A SHOW, BETTER THAN A CIRCUS. First-nighters were provided with a scale by which to...

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