Theater: Disenchanted Evening

Jennie joins Gypsy and Sophie as another of Broadway's disenchanted evenings devoted to the theme that showbiz is woebiz. The latest musical fictionally disinters the early life and hard times of the late Laurette Taylor on the tank-town circuit, and mopes over her domestic ordeals with an alcoholic, footloose, hot-air impresario of a husband. Amid the encircling gloom, only Mary Martin shines with an inextinguishable light.

The curtain rises on a South Dakota whistle stop with an acting troupe doing a madcap facsimile of 1906 theater fare called The Mountie Gets His Man...

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