The Theatre: New Musical in Manhattan: Dec. 4, 1939

New Pins and Needles (music & lyrics by Harold J. Rome; produced by Labor Stage, Inc.). Two years ago this week Pins and Needles opened, almost clandestinely, on Broadway. The basters and but-tonholemakers of David Dubinsky's I.L.G.W.U. were merely out for a romp; they ended by setting a record.

By its second birthday Pins and Needles had played 865 Broadway performances; longest previous run for a musical show was Irene, with 670. Every girl in the cast now sports a fur coat with a union label.

To celebrate its second birthday, Pins and Needles rigged up virtually a new revue. Only three of...

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