Theatre: New Musicals in Manhattan: Oct. 31, 1938

Knights of Song (by Glendon Allvine; produced by Laurence Schwab) is a musical show about the most famous of musical showmen, Gilbert & Sullivan. Besides providing a chance to go to town with their music, a play about them has comic and dramatic opportunities: Sullivan's long love affair with married, U. S.-born Cynthia Bradley; the violent wrangling between the two collaborators, who could not work peaceably together nor successfully apart; Queen Victoria's affection for genial, diplomatic Sullivan (John Moore), whom she knighted in 1883; her aversion to jealous, crusty Gilbert (Nigel Bruce),...

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