BROADWAY: East of Suez

"If you aren't slant-eyed and flat-chested," said one young unemployed actress last week, "you haven't a prayer of getting a job." Cause of her complaint: Broadway is going heavily Oriental this season. The World of Suzie Wong (see THEATER) is only the first of a Far East catalogue that includes such forthcoming items as Flower Drum Song, Rashomon, Kataki, Cry for Happy and the umpteenth revival of The Shanghai Gesture. Even the small, off-Broadway houses are braced for the Oriental invasion, with three versions of classic Japanese No drama.

Broadway's Far East kick is creating a huge, cumulative casting...

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