Theater: Hail Caesar

Little Me stars Sid Caesar in seven roles—all the men in the farcical saga of Belle Poitrine, the ail-American show girl originally lampooned in Patrick Dennis' novel. Caesar vanquishes Broadway in a one-man comic population explosion.

As a waspish old skinflint, he fumbles out a wad of bills the shape of a doughnut, lofts it with a Scroogean cackle, blows ancient dust off it. To a sound that resembles a crew of termites dismantling a xylophone, a straw-hatted Caesar struts onstage as Val du Val ("Big V, little d, Big V") and bluffs his...

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