The Theater: New Musical on Broadway, Mar. 21, 1960

Greenwillow (music and lyrics by Frank Loesser; book by Lesser Samuels and Mr. Loesser; based on B. J. Chute's novel) takes the composer of Guys and Dolls for a long ride—from a tough Manhattan of floating crap games to a quaint folk region of scampering rustics. An off-in-the-distance village, Greenwillow is also an out-of-the-past one and might conceivably be Rip Van Winkle country; its doings, at least, could put people to sleep for 20 years. It offers a woodsy, folksy, pixie world where people hear a devil's call to wander, where a stern ramrod reverend and a kindly rolypoly one share...

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