Broadway: Someone Picked a Dilly

Some people mumbled "Gilbert and Sullivan" two years ago when Alan Jay Lerner and Richard Rodgers announced that they were forming a new partnership. But if new D'Oyly Cartes are quietly waiting to be launched, they will have to wait a long time. Rodgers' and Lerner's first musical — / Picked a Daisy — was postponed indefinitely.

The show is about extrasensory perception, but the trouble is clear to any one with ordinary perception: Lerner has been dragging his feet. When he works, the poor man works hard, to be sure. He sometimes stays up all night to get a single...

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