The Theatre: New Play in Manhattan: Dec. 16, 1935

May Wine (words & music by Frank Mandel, Oscar Hammerstein II & Sigmund Romberg; Laurence Schwab, producer). As Playwrights Bella & Samuel Spewack explain in their current uproarious comedy about Hollywood, most popular drama is derived from the tried & true formula: Boy Meets Girl—Boy Loses Girl—Boy Gets Girl. No one knows better than Messrs. Mandel, Hammerstein and Romberg how exasperating it is to try to find a fresh method of stating this old theme. Last time out together (East Wind, 1931), they solved the problem by having their boy meet their girl...

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