Theatre: Cash Register

To Broadway blithe May brings only the kiss of death. This year, however, May tripped into Manhattan carrying in her arms a lusty infant World's Fair from Flushing, Long Island, a babe supposed to bring luck to Broadway. All it has brought so far is one of the worst theatrical slumps in years, perhaps because the curious are visiting the Fair instead of the theatre.

But financially, 1938-39 was a cut above 1937-38. Like last season, about 50% of its 90-odd plays were out-&-out flops. But compared to last season's 19, 24 plays...

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