Theater: Casualty List

The new theater season has been competing with the obituary pages. Four Broadway-bound shows, Banderol, A Matter of Position, There Must Be a Pony and La Belle were entombed en route. Step on a Crack limped into New York last week minus two successive leading ladies (Rita Hayworth, Nancy Kelly), and with an unknown understudy played a one-night stand. Come on Strong, Garson Kanin's nonplay about how to succeed by really sleeping around, posted a closing notice, then rescinded it, and is apparently hanging on by comely Carroll Baker's sliding shoulder straps. Manhattan's...

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