Theatre: Best Plays in Manhattan: Jan. 9, 1928

These are the plays which in the light of metropolitan criticism, seem most important.

SERIOUS

PORGY—A Negro cast acting a Negro tragedy with eminent ability.

COQUETTE—Helen Hayes superbly revealing the love tragedy of a small southern town.

MAX RIENHARDT'S SEASON—German productions, enormous, delicate, beautiful, unique.

JUNO AND THE PAYCOCK—The best of the Irish theatre in a glowing exceedingly native importation.

Other well regarded serious plays are ESCAPE; BLESS YOU, SISTER; CIVIC REPERTORY THEATRE'S series; BEHOLD THE BRIDEGROOM.

MELODRAMA

BROADWAY—The stern saga of love and gunnery behind the scenes in a Manhattan night club.

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