The Theater: New Revue in Manhattan, Jan. 24, 1949

Along Fifth Avenue (music by Gordon Jenkins; lyrics by Tom Adair; sketches by Charles Sherman & Nat Hiken; produced by Arthur Lesser) is anything but Fifth Avenue-ish, and not often much credit to Broadway. An all-too-intimate revue, it bawls out brash ditties, features loud-colored, low-cut skits, winks its eye and wiggles its hips in such decorous Fifth Avenue spots as Washington Square and Rockefeller Center.

Here & there the show has a nice rowdy zip, but oftener it is just brassy and unkempt. Its purple-lighted torch songs and arty anatomical dances have a bygone, almost burlesque air about them; its way...

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