Theater: In Lights It Spells Harris

The formula for hit musicals used to be as complex and changeable as the seasons. One time it was two parts social significance, one part legs; another time it was male stars who said the words instead of singing them. But this year the recipe has become refreshingly simple: be sure the leading lady's name is Harris.

Of all the musicals aimed for Broadway this fall, only two have so far survived critical stoning: Skyscraper, starring Julie Harris, and On a Clear Day You Can See Forever, with another Harris girl, Barbara.

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