The Theater: Final Score

In the playhouse, the 1954-55 Broadway season was by no means distinguished.

But over the bridge table, or during the fish course, it proved one of the liveliest in years. For it was a season that spawned gossip and started talk, that one week provided novelty and the next week made news. The play that won both the Pulitzer Prize and the Critics' Circle Award—Tennessee Williams' Cat on a Hot Tin Roof —became most famous for telling a dirty joke about an elephant, and then cut it out of the script in the name...

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