The Theater: New Musical in Manhattan, Oct. 25, 1948

Where's Charley? (book by George Abbott; music & lyrics by Frank Loesser; produced by Cy Feuer & Ernest H. Martin in association with Gwen Rickard) sets to music that old piece of nonsense with nine lives, Charley's Aunt. The result is not happy, less because the 55-year-old farce is dead than because the new procedure is deadening.

Revived on Broadway eight years ago with José Ferrer, the horseplay about an Oxford student who impersonates his aunt from Brazil so that a lunch party will have a chaperon was mostly fun because it was magnificently...

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