The Theater: New Musical in Manhattan, Oct. 28, 1957

Copper and Brass (music and lyrics by David Baker and David Craig; book by Mr. Craig and Ellen Violett) is mostly lead. A musical in which Nancy Walker plays a bonehead lady cop would seem like a pretty good idea, and it is−on the few occasions when Nancv is left to her own expression-changing, body-twisting devices. But there are many occasions when she must wrestle with other people's dialogue and lyrics and tunes, and the even grimmer occasions when she is not even around. Then darkness descends and somnolence mounts.

As one of New York's finest, Comedienne Walker handsomely snarls up traffic...

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