The Theater: Noble Entrance, Feeble Exit

Not for a great many years had a Broadway season got off to so brilliant a start: by Christmas close to ten new attractions adorned the Main Stem. But few other new ones adorned it thereafter; the hyphen in 1947-48 was more like a period. And Broadway this spring drooped as noticeably at the box office as it did on the stage. But 1947-48 ranks as one of the better seasons for all that, and nearly as much for the things it tried as for the times it triumphed.

There was very little pattern to its triumphs ; it was not a...

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