THE ROAD: On the Way

In a singularly drab Broadway theatrical season, last week's out-of-town tryouts promised some badly needed new color. Latest road reports:

Rashomon, a stage version (by Fay and Michael Kanin) of the widely admired Japanese movie, is a whodunit about the death of a nobleman in a medieval forest. There are four different versions of the crime, but the solution is left to the audience. Rashomon (opening on Broadway Jan. 27) beguiled Philadelphia with its fine acting by Claire Bloom, Rod Steiger, Noel Willman, Akim Tamiroff, Oscar Homolka. The fable may be inscrutable,...

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