The Theater: For the Geritol Set

GIGI

Book and lyrics by ALAN JAY LERNER Music by FREDERICK LOEWE

Broadway's favorite pastime this season is unwrapping mummies. Unfortunately, Gigi has been unwrapped once too often and shows stale signs of deterioration. It began as a novel by Colette and was then adapted to play form with Audrey Hepburn in the title role. Next came the charming Lerner and Loewe film musical starring Leslie Caron. Now we have the stage musical as the ultimate anticlimax.

The show is replete with flaws but the chief one lies in the casting of Gigi. Hepburn brought...

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