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NEW' YORK LETTER
New York, Oct &"-New York
Is suffering frqm a 'new kirid bf
theater malady. Its ttdme is "ttftJ
many hits' ' y
No such ailment has teen pre
viously knoWnV At first it "didn'"t
look like a disease. The,maiiagrs
were quite pleased at1 Its "early
stages. But they arfe riot sb pleas
ed now. J
For many Seasons the rule has
beeri that for dvery good show, in
new productions, there must be
many poorshoWs. This year the
reverse seems to be the case. Hit
after hit has registered, with only
an occasional lemon. The theater
going population has been Split
"47 ways' for Sunday."
'Within the Law," Bayard
Veiller's Crook melodrama, is the
sma'shingest hit of them ill. It's
'sold out for weeks in advance.
"Ready Money," the James Mont
gomery farce comedy, is, doing almost-
as Well. Belasco's "The
Governor's Lady" is good for a
season. "Fanny's First Play,"
the latest Bernard Shaw concoc
tion, is firmly established "Mild
stones" has shown that its great
London suctess is to be repeated.
"Little Miss Brown' maddest
$f fafces, ha? caught on. J&li
Burke 16 "The fMind-the-Paint'
Girl" is drawing like a mustard
1 'planter. John Drew has, m "The
Perplexed Husband," a play that
fits him unusually well, and he s
doing fine. George M. Cohan has
scared heavily in his new comedy
"Broadway Jones," written and
actedby himself. "A Scrape o'
the Peh' the new Scotch play by
Graham Moffatt, author of "Buri
ty Pulls the Strings," is doing
.In musical shows "The Merry
Countess,1' "The Count of Lux
embourg," "Oh! Oh! Delphihe!"
and "Hanky Panky" are therd
with bells on. Now figure in the
Hippodrome and the Winter Gar
den, with their big productions,
botndoing nicely, thank you, artd
a dozen or more shows that are
getting along, although not big
successes, and you will begin to
see why the local managers are
There are theatergoers who can
afford to take in all the "good
snows." There are many many
more who can only afford during
the season to See the plays that
are known as great big successes?
Generally, these are only half a
dozen, at most.
With such a crop as this year's,
it looks like shorter runs for the
big successes than big sUcCesSes1
have previously had, aiid man
plays which in an ordinary season
Would have been heavy winders
may make little Wortfey. '
And still they're building the-?
aters" in this town, in which to but
still more Shows arid make tfa