The Theatre: New Play in Manhattan: Nov. 9, 1936

Red, Hot and Blue (words & music by Howard Lindsay, Russel Grouse & Cole Porter; Vinton Freedley, producer). This first brand-new star to rise in Broadway's 1936-37 musicomedy firmament was judged by most observers to be of the second magnitude. In terms of a college musical show, the libretto wrestles with the story of a nation-wide search for a girl with a waffle-iron burn on her fundament. She has been lost since 1918, approximately the year in which Messrs. Lindsay's & Grouse's puns, concerning souls and heels and counterfeiters who forge ahead, lost...

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