'I seem to be the king of the middle of the road,' bestselling singer Barry Manilow said in 1976. 'And that's a very fine place to be these days!'
Jayne Mansfield has burst dazzlingly upon the theatrical world as a star of a Broadway comedy, and seems to be getting her name and photograph into more Broadway columns and movie magazines than any other actress alive.
Through these 75 gorgeous and artistic color covers of Theater magazine, take a peek back in time to the stage scene from the first decades of the twentieth century.
No other city in the world has so many theatres in actual operation as New York. The number of theatre seats available in proportion to the population is also surprisingly high.
Today Barbra Streisand is the drummer boy leading the charge. Cinderella at the ball, every hopeless kid's hopeless dream come true.
What have the protagonists of a half-century-old comic strip - Little Orphan Annie - got to do with Broadway?
Hoffman has the strange ability to be himself on stage. Or at least if that is not himself he is playing, or at least some aspect of himself, he must be so unnaturally talented that he is practically monstrous.