The Theater: Best Bets on Broadway, Apr. 25, 1949

The New York Drama Critics Circle met last week and managed, with little dissent, to pick its favorites of the season. The best U.S. play: Death of a Salesman, a deeply human story of a typical American who so craves success that he is fatally crushed by failure (TIME, Feb. 21). The best foreign play: The Madwoman of Chaillot, an enchanting fantasy about a wacky countess who, Pied Piper-like, rids Paris of its human rats (TIME, Jan. 10). The best musical: South Pacific, a sort of child of Madame Butterfly by Mister Roberts, brilliantly produced with Mary Martin and Ezio Pinza...

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