The Theatre: Porter on Panama

(See Cover) The Rodgers & Hart-John O'Hara musicomedy Pal Joey had most of its lyrics and all its tunes written last week; Cabin In the Sky was ready to open this week; Hi' Ya Gentlemen was about to go into rehearsal. At this point, Cole Porter's Panama Hattie was rocking Boston audiences with its lewd gale before sweeping on to Manhattan. Composer Porter's shows—Jubilee, Red, Hot and Blue, Du Barry Was a Lady—are notable for being often the funniest, often the most risque in the business. Very fast, very funny and energized by the...

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