Theater: The Boys From Columbia

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A thousand years hence, when historians gravely chronicle the 20th Century U. S. theatre, diving now & then into their glossaries for light on "strip-tease" or "meat show," they may wonder why, for a time, the theatre harped on human frailties— Follies, Vanities, Scandals—and then suddenly ceased to harp. They may perhaps write learned, ingenious essays describing the rise and fall of the morality play on Broadway, never dreaming that what they chronicled was the rise and fall of the musical show.

Post-War Broadway blazed with such names-in-lights as Ziegfeld, George...

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