We are a week late getting around to it, but this is to tell you taht the Shuberts are very much back in the ring. This time it is with a musical comedy entitled “All the King’s Horses,” which is being played daily and nightly at the Shubert Theatre. It is as typical a Shubert show as could be imagined. The cast is adequate but by no means outstanding, the music is tuneful without being rousing, the book is so-so, the chrus causes no eyestrain and the whole theing adds up to a mildly engrossing muscial comedy spectacle. There are much more boring ways to spend an evening than a visit to “All the King’s Horses.”
After what might be called a trial run in the concert hall of the Barbizon-Plaza, Dorothy Parker’s “After Such Pleasures” commenced a Broadway engagment last night at the Bijou. It is not the usual “plot” play but a series of playlet sketches inspired by Miss Parker’s book of the same title. A. L. Jones and Morris Green Presented the venture. In the cast were Shirley Booth, Enid Markey, Lea Penman, Ackia Powell, Don Sheklton and Blossom MacDonald.
Tonight’s opening will be “Bromsticks, Amen,” a play by elmer Greensfelder which Thomas Kilpatrick is presenting at the Little theatre. The principals are jean Adair, William S. Schoeller and ane Seymour. On the same evening “Sing and Whistle,” a comedy by Milton Herbert Gropper, will make its debut at the fulton.
The Women’s Guild of the Free Synagoue of Floushing will descend from its hinterland post on Sunday night upon the Barbizon Palaze to witness a performance of “Sunday Nights at Nice.” The Ladies who have sold tickets for this benefit perfomance will turn they money over to the charity fund of the Guild. Another benefit performance scheduled for this month will take place on the 17th when the stage-hands at the Winter Garden wil put on their own version of the current “Ziegeld Follies.” Over at the Brotherhood House on saturday night “The Pleasant Little Theatre” will give three oneact plays for the benefit of that institution.
CINEMA NOTES AND REMARKS
Evidently New Yorkers are not lovers of te works of Zola. The “Nana” picture at the Radio City Music Hall is dong very well but considering the advance advertising, quoted as costing from $37,000 to $45,000, there won’t be too much black in the company’s ledgres at the end of this week. The gross for the week will be about 4105,000 from which, if you deduct even $37,000 does not leave very much wich which to run the bigh 6,000 seat house. But one thing was done and that was to make Anna Sten a box office attraction for her next picture.
At the Fifty-fifth Street Playhouse a French picture with French dialogue called “La Frochard Et Les Deux Orphelines” is the attraction. Translated into our talk it is nothing more than another version of the old tearjerker, “The Two Orphans.” It is not nearly as good a production as the silent made by D. W. Griffith many years back in which the Gish sisters starred. It was then called “Orphans of the Storm.” In the French version, and by the way, the titles are done into English, Yvette Guilbert plays the leading role. Rosine Dereau and Renee Saint-Cyr are the horribly treated orphans.
BENEFIT REALIZES $5,000
Proceeds from the theatre party given by the Zitomer Talmud Torah Darchei Noam, Avenue Ba and Eighth street, amounted to $5,000, it was reported at a meeting of the beard of directors. Thanks are expressed to Irving Geist, chairman, and Harry A. Kaplan, vice-chairman.