The Theater: Best Bets on Broadway, Dec. 20, 1943

Carmen Jones. Brilliant all-Negro jamboree that leaves the music of Carmen as is, shifts its story to the here & now (TIME, Dec. 13).

Winged Victory. Moss Hart's warmhearted salute to the Air Forces (TIME, Nov. 29).

Othello. Shakespeare turned into vigorous theater, with Paul Robeson eloquent as the Moor (TIME, Nov. 1).

One Touch of Venus. Mary Martin in an unhackneyed musical about a statue of Venus that comes to life and pursues a Milquetoast (TIME, Oct. 18).

The Merry Widow. Lehar's waltz-drenched operetta revived with opulence and style (TIME, Aug. 16).

Oklahoma! Spring-fed, bright-bubbling folk musical with delightful dancing and gay Richard Rodgers tunes...

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