The Theater: New Musical in Manhattan, Jun. 15, 1942

By Jupiter (music & lyrics by Richard Rodgers & Lorenz Hart; book by Rodgers and Hart; produced by Dwight Deere Wiman and Rodgers in association with Richard Kollmar) started the 1942-43 season but possibly ended an era: it may well be Broadway's last fine-feathers, six-figures musical until after the war. Its large-scale lavishness—a beautiful chorus, gorgeous costumes, stage-deep dance routines—is one of its two real assets. The other is Ray Bolger (George White's Scandals, On Your Toes), its long-faced, nimble-footed star.

Adapted from Julian Thompson's The Warrior's Husband, in which Katharine Hepburn made her first Broadway success a decade ago, By Jupiter...

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