The Theater: New Musical Play in Manhattan, Nov. 7, 1949

Lost In the Stars (words by Maxwell Anderson; music by Kurt Weill; produced by the Playwrights' Company) refashions Alan Paton's moving story of South African race relations, Cry, the Beloved Country, into a kind of choral drama. It tells of an old Negro's search for his errant son, who has killed a great white champion of the Negro race, of the boy's repentance and death, and of the symbolic coming-together of the two stricken fathers.

To the fierce sufferings of humanity the musical, like the novel, brings a real humaneness and makes a frontal...

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