THE ROAD: Luxury in the Sticks

The road used to mean extreme discomforts for audiences as well as touring actors, while Broadway theaters were havens of relaxation. Today the situation is just about reversed. "Broadway is ostensibly the center of the theater industry," said Actor Brian Aherne last week, recalling a cross-country tour of Dear Liar (TIME, March 28). "But it is elsewhere, all over the U.S., that you find the modern facilities and the new theaters."

Among the best: Dallas' 450-seat Kalita Humphreys Theater, designed by Frank Lloyd Wright, which has a turntable stage flanked by two side...

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