Theatre: New Plays in Manhattan: Apr. 16, 1934

Brain Sweat (by John Charles Brownell; produced by James Montgomery & Henry R. Stern). The season's most disagreeable title cloaks one of the few straight Negro comedies ever produced on Broadway. Inoffensive and in spots disarmingly merry. Brain Sweat is concerned with Henry Washington's "projeck." Henry (fat, benign Billy Higgins, nightclub comedian) has not done a lick of work in two years. While his wife and son support him, he has been content to wear a fine patina on the seat of his rocking chair and cogitate means of making some easy...

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