(Michael Feingold’s article appeared in the Village Voice, 6/27.)

Even at the Mint Theater, where rescuing forgotten plays is a routine as regular as breathing, rediscoveries rarely have the piquant charm of Love Goes to Press. First produced in 1946 at London's Embassy Theatre—itself an off–West End venue, in the eccentrically named Swiss Cottage neighborhood, which specialized in discovering oddball works—this romantic comedy won enough Londoners' approval for two novice producers to risk it on Broadway, where it opened on New Year's Day 1947, to chilly reviews, and flopped ignominiously five days later. Epiphany's three kings brought no presents to its American co-authors, the noted female war correspondents Martha Gellhorn and Virginia Cowles.


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