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...

Want the full story?

Subscribe Now


Get TIME the way you want it

  • One Week Digital Pass — $4.99
  • Monthly Pay-As-You-Go DIGITAL ACCESS$2.99
  • One Year ALL ACCESSJust $30!   Best Deal!
    Print Magazine + Digital Edition + Subscriber-only Content on

Learn more about the benefits of being a TIME subscriber

If you are already a subscriber sign up — registration is free!