Theatre: Curtain Up

At Manhattan's Center Theatre, Virginia, the Rockefeller extravaganza, was grossing $27,000 in true Rockefeller fashion, as it has been for three weeks. But to Broadway the Center is in a class with the old Hippodrome, so the distinction of opening the 1937-38 theatrical season was reserved last week for three comedies which cropped up several blocks to the west.

Appropriately, first of the three shows to raise its curtain was presented by John C. Wilson, Noel Coward's U. S. representative who temporarily sidestepped that association and put on Excursion last spring on his...