Theater: Birth of a Season

Generation, by William Goodhart. A baby is born in this comedy, and a stillborn Broadway theater season comes to life with it. This is not a hard-sell gag show but a play imbued with a fond and wry regard for the humor implicit in human nature. With an honest eye, Playwright Goodhart also observes what is often called the conflict but is really the distance between generations.

Jim Bolton (Henry Fonda) is a Chicago advertising man who believes that he is "very close" to his daughter, but when he flies to New York to meet an unknown son-in-law acquired within the week,...

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