Theater: Hush Hour

Subways Are for Sleeping jumped the gun on Transport Chief Michael Quill's threatened New Year's Day subway strike in New York. Five days earlier this musical staged a song slowdown, a dance walkout and a star lockout, and then sat down on its flat, flat book.

Capable Scripters Betty Comden and Adolph Green wrote the book and lyrics, but apparently their thinkwell ran dry. The initial notion sounds funny: to explore the antics of a special tribe of New Yorkers who shun the workaday rat race by turning into moles. They doze at Grand Central, sleep on subways, and even rest in...

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