The Theater: New Graves on Broadway

Broadway has been having a busy June but a bad one. The "silly season" has sprouted comedies that lack even a silly seasoning of wit, farces more like new forms of torture, a beer-&-pretzel extravaganza at which the vile acoustics became a virtue. Most of these walking corpses already lie in their little graves. Least bad and most likely to survive: Take a Bow, a variety show that, whenever it comes up with a good turn, forgets that one good turn deserves another.

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