Law: All The World's a Stage

And, lately, so are some Manhattan courtrooms

This year's Broadway season has got off to a sluggish start. That may help explain why the best theater in New York City last week was not along the Great White Way but on Centre Street, the stretch of lower Manhattan where the city, state and federal courthouses are clustered. Three legal proceedings under way there have drawn SRO crowds. One stars the 1945 Miss America, Bess Myerson, though she has been upstaged by the gabby daughter of a local judge, testifying for the prosecution. The second, unfolding as a sordid tragedy, centers on Joel Steinberg, a disbarred attorney accused of...

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