The Theater: New Musical in Manhattan, Feb. 9, 1948

Look, Ma, I'm Dancin' (music & lyrics by Hugh Martin; book by Jerome Lawrence & Robert E. Lee; produced by George Abbott) hit on a bright subject for a musical: ballet. There was plenty to spotlight, spoof, and splash with color. But Look, Ma isn't quite up to the job. It has its undeniable high points; but as a whole it doesn't come off.

Though Look, Ma has all the special ingredients needed for a musicomedy about ballet, it lacks the right basic ingredients of musicomedy itself. Jerome Robbins has worked out some delightful dances; gifted Harold Lang and others do some...

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