The Theatre: New Show in Manhattan

Keep Off the Grass (music & lyrics by James McHugh & Al Dubin; produced by the Shuberts) is the first summer musical to hit Broadway. It might as well be any hot-weather revue of the past 20 years, with too few good tunes and too many bad sketches; but it has Jimmy Durante's desperate clowning. Ray Bolger's skipping feet, some pretty girls, some entertaining specialty numbers.

The revue is laid in Central Park, but very little of it leans to the Fifth Avenue side. The greater portion suggests the Park around 110th Street—particularly corny sketches and many gags that could...

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