The Theater: Birthday

The Broadway show with the longest run has the smallest cast. The cast of Comedy in Music consists of Danish-born Pianist-Funnyman Victor Borge. Last week Borge began his third year on Broadway, having long since broken all records for a one-man show in New York.* To celebrate his 731st performance, he threw a champagne party for the entire audience. At the intermission 120 magnums of French champagne and 50 trays of canapés appeared, along with 24 waiters from the Waldorf. With a bittersweet smile, Borge said, "This is the happiest and costliest evening of my life."

He could well afford it. Borge...

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