Broadway: Sly Ways & Subways

This one-cylinder Barnum, this tower of sneers in tasseled shoes, this Shubert Alley Catiline, this mustachioed thane of the sceptered aisle, this Greek god, this other Edam, this papier-mãché genius, this blessed plotter, this doozer producer, this publicity addict who would send his cocker spaniel to Cape Canaveral if he thought it would get into space, this man, this David Merrick has done it again.

Last week, with a full-page ad that managed to run in an early edition of the New York Herald Tribune, he perpetrated one of Broadway's most brazen jokes.


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