Broadway: The New Season

Every Broadway season looks in prospect like an ingenue in a bridal gown, and in retrospect like a naked iguana. Somehow, the paper promises —the mere names, titles and themes — are always unbearably alluring; but it is much easier to develop a good idea for a show than to develop a good show, and Broadway never looks better than it does in August, just before it starts down the aisle.

The coming season proportionally contains much the same elements as its predecessors. There will be a strong transfusion from Britain, a wad...

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