Theater: The Second Mrs. Goforth

The Milk Train Doesn't Stop Here Anymore, partially rewritten by Tennessee Williams, stopped on Broadway for the second time within a year in a rare and tenacious attempt to better a badly received, short-run play. But it is not better. The new version is weaker, more discursive and less dramatic. After five performances it closed.

The play is still a religious allegory centered on "the need to find someone or something that means God to you." But the character of Flora Goforth, the rich, raffish ex-Follies girl dying in her Italian mountaintop villa, has...

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