The Theater: New Play in Manhattan, Nov. 22, 1948

Bravo! (by Edna Ferber & George S. Kaufman; produced by Max Gordon) is about a group of distinguished Middle European refugees who share a shabby Manhattan brownstone. An archduchess turned dressmaker, a Habsburg turned salesman, a jurist peddling candy, a ballet dancer spewing venom, a famous playwright and actress (Oscar Homolka & Lili Darvas) on their uppers—they are bitter and sweet, grumbling and gallant, some taking misfortune in their stride, some wearing Budapest on their sleeve. In time most of them find their mate or their metier; while those whom the immigration authorities threaten with tragedy are saved by a phone...

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