The Theater: New Shows in Manhattan, Oct. 12, 1953

Comedy in Music is simply Victor Borge, and his one-man show is Broadway's best show so far this season. To a Broadway glutted with solo flights—half of them spills to boot—Borge is almost able to demonstrate that, in terms of entertainers, two's a crowd and even a stooge is a superfluity. Long a success in nightclubs and TV, he fits perfectly into the theater. No more a routine comic than a straight pianist, he has the superb showmanship that can hold audiences by doing anything—or nothing.

There is thus, to begin with, the sense of a suave M.C. who is continually introducing...

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