Theater: New Muscial in Manhattan, Jan. 18, 1943

New Musical in Manhattan

Something for the Boys (book by Herbert and Dorothy Fields; music & lyrics by Cole Porter; produced by Michael Todd) gives Broadway the musicomedy it has been thirsting for since September. It reveals Songblitzer Ethel Merman at her absolute peak and Songwriter Cole Porter well above the timberline. Its book has more laughs, if no more logic, than most. It has the bright Broadway look that, despite the show's light wartime motifs, suggests the gaudier years of peace.

Something for the Boys tells of three uninhibited cousins (Ethel Merman, Paula Laurence, Allen Jenkins) who inherit a Texas ranch next...

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