6 Sensational Shows On Broadway

The pre--Tony Awards onslaught is upon us. Here's what's worth seeing

THE DROWSY CHAPERONE

Poking fun at corny old musicals is such a corny old device by now that your defenses are up from the outset of this spoofy musical. Then its cheery, self-mocking inventiveness wins you over. A lonely-guy theater buff (played by co-writer Bob Martin) puts on his LP of a fictional 1928 musical, and, faster than you can say Flo Ziegfeld, it materializes in his apartment. There's a Broadway diva, a scheming producer, gooey love songs and stock comic sidekicks. Best of all, there's the sensational Sutton Foster, who, in one knockout number, spins plates, does cartwheels and pulls out...

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