The Theatre: New Plays in Manhattan: Nov. 4, 1940

Cabin in the Sky (book by Lynn Root, lyrics by John Latouche, music by Vernon Duke, produced by Albert Lewis & Vinton Freedley). Something of the comic charm of The Green Pastures pervades this new musical fable conceived by whites for an all-Negro cast. In it the robustly endearing Ethel Waters returns to Broadway. As the wife of an errant colored gentleman who has spent more than spare time with a lovely hussy, she prays for him, on his deathbed, gains for him a six-month reprieve from death while the forces of good & evil wrestle, in plain view of...

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