The Theater: Curtain Going Up

Broadway this week is as expectant as a darkened theater just before curtain time. In loft buildings and on sceneryless stages, a dozen casts are rehearsing for the coming season. At straw-hat theaters across the U.S., more than 50 other plays have already made bids for Broadway. Veteran showmen, scanning the theatrical horizon, counted the biggest batch of new shows in many a year:

¶ Though not yet in rehearsal, Joshua Logan's production of Norman Krasna's Kind Sir is tabbed as a likely hit on the strength of its costars, Mary Martin and Charles...

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