Theater: Terpsichore's Child

Sweet Charity. Gwen Verdon is the dancer assoluta of the U.S. musical stage. She moves to the impulsive music of instinct as a child laughs and a dolphin leaps. She is Terpsichore's darling and yet fortune's foil. She is a wistful waif out of a Chaplin two-reeler, a Broadway gamin skipping along the harsh pavements of defeat with perky gallantry, one of nature's eternally winning losers. Verdon is verdant, and it is lucky that all is well with her, for all is not so well with her musical.

Charity throws the stalest book in the house at the house, the story...

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