The Theatre: Variety Show in Manhattan

Ken Murray's Blockouts (produced by David W. Siegel) reached Broadway last week after playing for seven years in Hollywood. A freak success which was seldom the same show for two weeks running (TIME, Feb. 12, 1945), Blackouts grossed $5,000,000 from a 10,500. It reached Broadway in a slack season when no other new show was scheduled to open for weeks to come.

Even as the one new thing around, Ken Murray's vaudeville is by no means a treat. Part of its fantastic Hollywood success may stem, indeed, from its being just the kind of flesh & blood show a movie metropolis...

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