The Theater: New Play in Manhattan, Aug. 28, 1950

The Live Wire (by Garson Kanin; produced by Michael Todd) rather suggests to Broadway the arrival of summer than the imminence of fall. If sometimes gay enough for the one, it is never good enough for the other. And it is never good enough—even in intention—for the author of Born Yesterday. So little has Author-Director Kanin been concerned with writing a play that he hasn't wholly managed to write a show. As in last season's The Rat Race, he has leaned heavily on vaudeville.

The Live Wire tells of some struggling Broadway actors who have clubbed together and bought a Quonset hut....

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