The Theater: New Play in Manhattan, Dec. 14, 1953

Madam, Will You Walk was the last play written by the late Sidney Howard (They Knew What They Wanted, The Silver Cord). It was groomed for Broadway in 1939 but closed out of town. Last week it became the first play offered by the Phoenix Theater, a professional, well-heeled repertory group that, to avoid Broadway costs, will produce on lower Second Avenue. The stars this time are Jessica Tandy and Hume Cronyn.

The stars this time were also more propitious. Madam is a light philosophic fantasy, about equidistant between Saroyan and Thornton Wilder, yet...

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