Show Business: Report from the Road

In tryout towns a sleeper jump from, Manhattan, curtains rose last week on. the new theater season. With only 32 Broadway theaters available, and more than 100 productions hopefully scheduled for the big time, everyone, from financial angel to hemmed-in playwright tried to read the future from the first returns.

The Miracle Worker. The very first scene of William (Two for the Seesaw) Gibson's play about the early education of Helen Keller pulses with the vitality of success. Patricia Neal, stage mother of the deaf, mute and blind little girl, discovers her baby's infirmities,...

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