The Theatre: Comebacks

In traditional style, Broadway, after a haggard week-before-Christmas, had a full-to-bursting holiday week. One matinee day accumulated, around Manhattan, 681 standees, biggest matinee box office since 1929. The period was crammed with openings, three of them in the nature of comebacks :

Blossom Time, a perennial, was back on Broadway for the first time since 1931. The old-fashioned operetta, full of hideous buffoonery, has a score—based on some of Franz Schubert's loveliest melodies—as appealing as ever.

Vaudeville was back on Broadway for the first time since 1932. The new offering, Vaudeville Marches On,...

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