Theater: Cohan & Friends

With a bankers' convention in town to whet the edge of its skepticism toward the New Deal, tart old Boston reveled last week in the ribbing 59-year-old George M. Cohan gave 55-year-old Franklin Delano Roosevelt. Actor Cohan, prime Down East favorite, was appearing in the tryout run of the George S. Kaufman-Moss Hart satire, I'd Rather Be Right, due on Broadway next month. Mummer Cohan wore a pince-nez, assumed a Groton inflection in opening his fireside chats. Musing on budget-balancing and third terms, he sang a song called Off The Record, confiding "I'm...

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