Theater: Noplace

Beekman Place, by Samuel Taylor, should have been a musical. It has an elegant set, no book, and precious few laughs. It is a drawing room comedy dusty with storage room drama. In the middle of Act I, the ingenue announces that she is pregnant. At the end of it, a wife (Leora Dana) discovers that during World War II her best friend (Arlene Francis) slipped with her husband (Fernand Gravet) under a billiard table. The wife starts packing her bags. Gravet gets grave. He is an ex-concert violinist wedded to his Stradivarius. They...