The Theater: The New Season

Hayride is one of the weirdest things that ever opened a Broadway season, as well as one of the worst. A long, noisy evening of hillbilly music and song, it would lack charm even if it were authentically folkish. Actually, it seems about one part Texas to four parts television.

Dear Charles (adapted by Alan Melville from a comedy by Marc-Gilbert Sauvajon and Frederick Jackson) brougt Tallulah Bankhead back to Broadway after five years—and itself back after ten. A 1944 flop called Slightly Scandalous, was adapted into a Paris hit, then (as Dear Charles)...

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