The Theater: New Musical on Broadway, may 4, 1959

Destry Rides Again (book by Leonard Gershe; music and lyrics by Harold Rome; direction and choreography by Michael Kidd) ups curtain on the Last Chance Saloon with the lady that's known as Frenchy (Dolores Gray) sashaying forward in a red-sequined gown to treat some of her plug-ugly admirers to a song. Within minutes she shoots the hat off one heckler, wraps a whipstalk around the skull of another. Then her saloonkeeper boy friend (Scott Brady) proceeds to give the sheriff an incurable case of lead poisoning. It is obviously high time for law and order to come to the town of...

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