The Theater: New Play in Manhattan, Apr. 14, 1958

Say, Darling (by Richard and Marian Bissell and Abe Burrows; songs by Jule Styne, Betty Comden and Adolph Green) is a sort of part-time musical made from a book (Say, Darling) that described how a big-time musical was made from a book (7¢ Cents). This carrying The Pajama Game into extra innings works out fairly agreeably on the whole. Compared to its bookform pokes at show business, Say, Darling is now using a softball. But as a popular-entertainment monkeyshine on the making of musicals, and as the decidedly unspiritual autobiography of a fledgling...

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