BROADWAY'S BEST: 1959 by John Chapman


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Subtitled The Complete Record of the Theatrical Year this is the third addition to the annual statistical survey compiled by the drama critic for the New York Daily News. Chapman's Golden Dozen: J.B., The Disenchanted, The Marriage-Go-Round, A Touch of the Poet, A Raisin in the Sun, The Rivalry, Flower Drum Song, The Cold Wind and the Warm, The Pleasure of his Company, Gypsy, God and Kate Murphy, Sweet Bird of Youth. Along with the summaries of his favroties Chapman provides a brief rundown of the season's offerings, month by month, on and off Broadway; the Prize Plays; the Longest Runs; the Holdovers from other seasons; the likely new productions for the coming year; a list of books about the theatre published during the year; obituaries of theatrical personalities and some background on the plays and their authors. A useful compendium.

Pub Date: Dec. 17th, 1959
Publisher: Doubleday