The Theater: The Theater, May 4, 1942

New Show in Manhattan

Keep 'Em Laughing (produced by Clifford C. Fischer in association with the Shuberts). Just when vaudeville had been finally given up for dead, Producer Fischer put on Priorities of 1942 (TIME, March 23) and gave Broadway the only living thing it has seen in months. Last week, with Priorities an established hit, Fischer put out another vaudeville. On paper Keep 'Em Laughing looks like a better show, in performance proves a less enjoyable one. Chief reasons: it lacks high spirits, and almost all its headliners go into tailspins.

For Victor Moore to shortchange the customers is almost as if...

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