The Theater: It's Raining Kudos

Broadway had its usual spatter of April showers:

¶ Manhattan's drama critics named the season's best new play (Arthur Miller's All My Sons) and best new musical (Alan Jay Lerner and Frederick Loewe's Brigadoon).

¶ The American Academy of Arts & Letters conferred its Good Speech Medal on Alfred Lunt (whose co-star wife, Lynn Fontanne, won the medal in 1935).

¶ The Drama League of New York gave Ingrid Bergman a medal for the season's "most distinguished performance" in Maxwell Anderson's Joan of Lorraine.

¶ The Playwrights' Company gave its $1,500 Memorial Award (for Playwright Sidney Howard), to encourage...

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