The Theater: Siren on the Rocks

LORELEI

Music by JULE STYNE

Lyrics by LEO ROBIN, BETTY COMDEN

and ADOLPH GREEN

Twenty-five years ago, Carol Channing first enchanted Broadway as Lorelei Lee, the platinum-haired, platinum-headed blonde who gave the world the Little Rock wisdom that diamonds are a girl's best friend. That was in Gentlemen Prefer Blondes, the musical hit that made her an instant star. It may be too late to revive that show, which never laughed quite hard enough at itself, but Lorelei is a particularly tawdry retread. Jule Styne has added a few routine songs; and the book, originally by Anita Loos and Joseph Fields, has been updated...

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