Theatre: New Plays in Manhattan: Oct. 1, 1934

The Great Waltz (by Moss Hart; Max Gordon, producer) is a musical biography of Johann Strauss -("The Blue Danube'') and his able father. The plot is laid in the Habsburgs' Vienna of 1844, the year the young Strauss, stepping out of the shadow of his father's contemporary fame, made his name overnight leading the orchestra 'in his own waltzes at Dommaver's Casino in the fashionable suburb of Heitzing. Until the father's death five years later, the two Johann Strausses were bitter rivals for the title of Waltz King.

Using Strauss music throughout,...

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