The Theater: The New Season

The upcoming Broadway season, if only a portion of the prospects pan out, promises great things. In the side-of-the-mouth accents of the tradesheet Variety, "B'way legit never had it so good."

Candide & Li'l Abner. Producers, writers and musicians have been working on a whopping list of 34 musicals—at least ten of which will probably see an opening night on Broadway. The list ranges from the operatic Ballad of Baby Doe (TIME, July 16) to a musical adaptation of Voltaire's Candide by Lillian (The Little Foxes) Hellman, Conductor-Composer Leonard Bernstein and Poet Richard Wil bur. There are also such suggestions of enchanting...

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