Theater: Best of Breed

Enter Laughing, by Joseph Stein. Jewish family situation comedies come to Broadway more often than the swallows go back to Capistrano. Separating the dramatic merits and demerits of a Seidman and Son from a Dear Me, the Sky Is Falling is a lot like fingerprinting a Siamese twin. If Enter Laughing is a tiny cut above the breed, it is because Playwright Stein, who adapted his comedy from the autobiographical novel of TV Comedian Carl Reiner, retains stubborn, slightly awkward traces of honest observation. He knows that the immigrant family walks on American...

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