Broadway: A Funny Thing Happened On the Way to the Printer

Since Stanislavsky wrote My Life in Art, all sorts of do-or-Dionysians from Tyrone Guthrie to Moss Hart have felt compelled to follow suit. The results are seldom so immortal. Last week George Abbott, the tall, tough and still active bald eagle of Broadway, published Mister Abbott, an account of his own life—all 76 years of it. Since he has been director, producer, writer, actor or plastic surgeon for 103 Broadway shows of all types except the intellectual—Twentieth Century, Room Service, Pal Joey, High Button Shoes, Where's Charley?, Call Me Madam, A Tree Grows in Brooklyn, Wonderful Town, Pajama Game, Damn...

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