The Theater: Old Favorite in Manhattan

An Evening with Beatrice Lillie is something that large numbers of people must have long and devoutly sighed for. As the funniest comedienne alive, Bea has been providing delightful memories for 30 years—from as far back as her Chariot's Revue "patriotic" number ("March with me ... march, march, April, May and June"). That military triumph, like some of Bea's others, is much too elaborate for the present intimate doings, where—except for Reginald Gardiner with his clever imitations—the Lillie virtually goes it alone. The evening is strewn with things that she alone can do.

Yet it is no more than discreetly hilarious: Bea...

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