The Theater: New Revue in Manhattan, May 10, 1948

Inside U.S.A. (suggested by John Gunther's book; music & lyrics by Arthur Schwartz and Howard Dietz; sketches by Arnold Auerbach, Moss Hart and Arnold B. Horwitt; produced by Mr. Schwartz) opened to splash notices and may well run for two years. All the same, some first-nighters found it the least enjoyable Bea Lillie show in a long time. Not that it is really bad or botched: it is all thoroughly professional. It is also thoroughly unoriginal and unexhilarating; it not only fails to shed light of its own, but even dims the cherished...

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