The Theater: New Musical in Manhattan, Feb. 17, 1958

Oh Captain! (book by Al Morgan and José Ferrer; music and lyrics by Jay Livingston and Ray Evans) stems rather brokenly from the triumphant Alec Guinness movie, The Captain's Paradise. As a musical yarn about a Channel skipper who shuttles between wholesome British wedlock near London and being a bold out-of-wedlochinvar in Paris, Oh Captain! shimmers with possibilities and for a time arouses hopes. Tony Randall comes off well as a starchy captain on shipboard and a stuffy mate in the home, and he has plenty of dash in a love nest. In Jacquelyn McKeever he has a nice blonde English...

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