The Theater: New Revue in Manhattan, Dec. 21, 1953

John Murray Anderson's Almanac

(music & lyrics by Richard Adler & Jerry Ross), by falling into the class of the big, bountiful revue, also falls into a kind of trap. What is good about the show is the sort of sketches, spoofs, monologues and comedians that make for a pert, sassy, intimate revue. The minute the Almanac begins to doll up in diamonds and pearls, it begins to get dull. The whole thing seems like trying to pull off a gay, bohemian party in a state dining room.

Pacing the comedy are two attractive newcomers to...

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