The Theater: New Musical in Manhattan, Sep. 17, 1945

Mr. Strauss Goes to Boston (music by Robert Stolz & Johann Strauss Jr.; lyrics by Robert Sour; book by Leonard L. Levinson; produced by Felix Brentano) opened Broadway's 1945-46 season without letting in much fresh air. An operetta about Johann Strauss (George Rigaud) headlining the great Boston Jubilee of 1872 and breaking hearts on Beacon Hill, it muffs the three real opportunities provided by the story. Far from conveying any of the devilish Strauss charm it babbles about, the book doesn't even billow with good lush operetta sentiment; it is just crushingly dull.

Nor does Mr. Strauss Goes to Boston perk up...

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