The Theater: Half-New Musical in Manhattan

A Connecticut Yankee (book by Herbert Fields; music & lyrics by Richard Rodgers & Lorenz Hart; produced by Mr. Rodgers) is not a straight revival. Suspecting that nobody would walk a mile for a Camelot he saw 16 years ago, Messrs. Fields, Rodgers & Hart have redecorated King Arthur's court — waxed the Round Table, polished the armor, restrung the harps, put a Navy uniform on the startled and startling visitor. The result, despite a slow start and a rather trying book, is a likable and lilting piece of Yankee-panky.

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