By Samuel L. Leiter
The most reliable source for data on productions of the New York stage, both Broadway and Off Broadway, is now complete from 1920 through 1950 with the publication of a third volume devoted to the 1940s. Like its predecessors, this new volume provides factual data and anecdotal and analytical description of every legitimate play, musical, revue, or revival staged in the New York professional theatre and reviewed by the press during the decade: in this case, nearly 1150 productions. Ten appendixes (see contents) offer listings of plays chronologically and in categories as well as play sources, awards, information on theatres, institutional theatres, and foreign companies, reviewers, and various statistics. A selected bibliography and indexes of names and titles complete the work.