The Theatre: New Musical in Manhattan: Dec. 11, 1939

Swingin' the Dream (by Gilbert Seldes & Erik Charell; produced by Erik Charell in association with Jean Rodney). With Shakespeare a hit last season in musicomedy (The Boys from Syracuse) and The Mikado a hit in swing, it was dollars to doughnuts that Broadway would not rest until it had swung the Bard himself. Last week at Radio City's huge Center Theatre it swung him high & wide, turning A Midsummer-Night's Dream into a lavish jitterbug extravaganza. Shifting the scene from Athens to New Orleans around 1890 ("At the Birth of Swing"), it displayed...

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