The Theatre: Musicalamities

Broadway got its first musical comedies of the fall last week, but they proved to be musicalamities.

Count Me In (music & lyrics by Ann Ronell; book by Waiter Kerr & Leo Brady) has Charles Butterworth and Luella Gear (both accomplished comics when they are given half a chance), the nimble dancing feet of Hal Leroy, a fast-paced, fine-feathered chorus and an estimated $100,000 worth of trimmings. What makes it commonplace is its tunes. What bends it over double and finally lays it out flat is its book (about a family who are...

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