Broadway: BROADWAY The Shape-Up

For years, while New York's city hall was just praying for rain, Broadway learned how to cope with its own drought problem−dried-up reservoir of domestic drama. The producers simply discovered how to recirculate what they had (from novel to play to movie to musical to revival) and, even more important, how to tap the Thames. As a result, the Broadway theater may be, intellectually, the Great American Desert but it never fails to mount at least 50 new productions a year. Hopefuls of the coming season:

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