The Theater: Trial by Fire

Hot weather is almost as hard on shows as cool reviews, and from now on one Broadway theater after another will be going dark. But these shows and standbys are almost sure to span the summer: Oklahoma!, Voice of the Turtle, Harvey, State of the Union, Born Yesterday, Annie Get Your Gun, Call Me Mister, Finian's Rainbow, Brigadoon, All My Sons, Happy Birthday, John Loves Mary, Sweethearts, Burlesque—and Life with Father, which next week will beat Tobacco Road's record (3,182 performances)for the longest run in Broadway history.


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