People, may 16, 1960

In irreverent observance of Mother's Day, the New York Herald Tribune took a look at the current crop of Broadway offerings, published tidings that Mother is having heavy going onstage right now as the ideal of every red-blooded American boy and girl. In five dramas now seething in Manhattan, Mom is depicted as a mean lady, a monster, or absolute family nemesis. The quintet: Bye Bye Birdie, Five Finger Exercise, Gypsy, Toys in the Attic, Once Upon a Mattress. Interviewing some of the stage mothers involved, the Trib also learned that any actress...

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