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Raqttel Welch stars in "Kansas City Bomber," now showing at the Capitol. New Broadway season features wide variety By William Glover NEW YORK (API- Broadway show fans are going on some long time- space jaunts during the new theater season. Back to the Garden of Eden, forward into the Milky Way. With visits bet w e e n to Charlemagne's court and the 13th century Children's Crusade. Besides the trend to faraway locales, a significant aspect of the autumn production agenda is its accent on new creative talents. Of 21 exhibits slated to debut by the season's Dec. 31 midpoint, seven have been undertaken by new managements, 10 involve authors fresh to the Great White Way. A noteworthy absentee from the impresario ranks is David Merrick, for a decade one of the busiest sponsors. He could, however, suddenly activate one of several tentative projects. On-stage the boxoffice spotlight will remain on established p e r f o r m e r s . Among favorites coming to town are Barbara Cook, Barbara Harris, Julie Harris, Melina Mercouri, long- absent Eva Levene, Jerry Orbach and Dick Shwan. The growing importance of fresh off-stage forces is pointed by the first scheduled Main Steam arrival, on Sept. 13. "That Championship Season" moves into the Booth Theater from off- Broadway where it won the Critics Circle award for a previously unknown author, Jason Miller. Here's the complete upcoming lineup for the first half of the season--with premiere dates always subject to last-minute shifts: "Dude," a musical about the simple life, sired _by Gerome Ragni and (fait MacDermot who shared in authorship of "Hair," starring Ragni, Rae Allen and Salome Bey, at the Broadway Theater Oct. 2. "Hurry, Harry!," musical spoof about a guy's hunt for happiness, written, produced and staged by a group of relative unknowns, but starring familiar Bill Hinnant, at the Ritz, Oct. 5. "6 Rooms River View," comedy based on an accidental e n c o u n t e r between two apartment-seeking liberals, ILLYWOOD 1008 Quarter St. 346-0041 TECHNICOLORÂ®- Frcm '.Y.r-G' B^s A Warner Communicalicns Cc.:"i".fl"y RATED ADULT ACTION FILMS 21 and over DOUBLE FEATURE PROGRAM Show Changes Each Wednesday 11AM thru 11:OOPM portrayed by Jerry Orbach and Jane Alexander, at the Hayes Oct. 17. "Abraham's Mask," s. look at Lincoln in the person of Fred Gwynne, with Eva Marie Saint by his side, at the Plymouth, mid-OctolDer. "Halloween," musical fantasy narrated by most of the "Man of La Mancha" team, starring Dick Shawn, Barbara Cook and Billy Barty, at the Martin Beck, mid-October. "Lysistrata," an adapta- t i o n from Aristophane's chronicle of women-libs in ancient Greece, directed by Michael Cacoyannis and headlining Melina Mercouri, the Atkinson, Oct. 24. "Pippin," musical by two n e w c o m e r s , Stephen Schwartz and Roger 0. Hirson, that takes place in Charlemagne's court. A neophyte, John Rubinstein, enacts the titular role of the emperor's son. At the Imperial, Oct. 29. "Dear Oscar," musical based on the life and times of the most famous Wilde, devised by more new faces, opening Oct. 30 at a theater to be announced. "Butley," the saga of an uptight gent that's been a two-year London hit, arrives with Alan Bates, the Morosco, Oct. 31. "What a Day for a Miracle," a musical about the Children's C r u s a d e that pairs veteran lyricist-writer E. Y. Harburg with new composers Larry Orenstein and Jeff Alexander, Nov. 15 at a theater to be announced. "The Creation of the World Other Business," which Arthur Miller describes as a "catastrophic comedy" about man's predicament, directed by Harold Clurman and starring Barbara Harris, Hal Hoi- brook and Bob Dishy, at the Shubert, Nov. 16. "Via G a l a c t i c a, Gait MacDermont music again, for an Interstellar story set a thousand years hence by Christopher Gore and Judith Ross, directed by Peter Hall. Opening Broadway's first new skyscraper theater, the Uris, Nov. 21. "The Last of Mrs. Lincoln," a drama in which Julie Harris portrays the emancipator's widow, at the ANT A, Nov. 26.. "The Secret Affairs of Mildred Wild," with Maureen Stapleton as a Greenwich Village eccentric, Nov. 21, theater to be announced. "Comedy," musical In eommedia dell 'arte style about a magician on an island, created by four newcomers; Nov. 26, theater also to be announced. "Status Quo Vadis," contemporary satire that has had hit runs in Chicago and Washington, written and directed by Donald Driver, at the Barrymore, Dec. 3. "The Great God Brown" and "Don Juan," Phoenix Theater revivals of lesser- known works by Eugene O'Neill and Moliere, directed respectively by Harold Prince and Stephen Porter, due in repertory,display at the Lyceum, Dec. 10 and 11. "The S u n s h i n e Boys," Neil Simon's annual contribution to communal diversion concerns a pair of old yaudevillians, Sam Levene and Jack Albertson; directed by Alan Arkin, at the Broadhurst, Dec. 20. "Tricks," musical based on Moliere's "Scapin" which Playhouse, Louisville; being originated at the Actors imported to Broadway in early December by Herman Levin, who produced that noted bonanza, "My Fair Lady." NOW SHOWINC TINES 2:00-3:39-5:18-7:25-9:30 *--* RAQUEL WELCH ANSAS CITY BOMBER WINNER! 3 ACADEMY AWARDS TODAY! OPEN 7:30 SHOW 8 PM WALT DISNEY'S AND 101 WALT DISNEY'S AIL CAKTOOK-FUTUtl M1MATIANS TfCH.V/COLOfi 9 ALBAN TM MAT.-1:20-3 EVE. 7:20-9:05 Where "WILLARD'ended this time,'_ he's not alone! A MARVELOUS :Â· HOVIEr-feS^ Â·'PLAr'ir ^ 3ID IIGWIEK FEATURE TIMES 8:00-9:30 He's X rated 'and animated! VILLAGE 3RD IIC WEEK SHOW TIME, AUGUST 27, 1972 FEATURE TIMES 7:15-9:15 Now you can see "Die Graduate" again or for the first time. ACADEMY AWARD WINNER BEST DIRECTOR-MIKE NICHOLS 1SS7 JOSEPH E.LEVINE Â«[Â« MIKE NICHOLS LAWRENCE TURMAN THE GRADUATE fECHYCClCfi W.AViSlCN IKS An AVCO EMBASSY RÂ»ltÂ» CHARLESTON, W.VA.