Theater: Singapore Sling

PRIVATES ON PARADE by Peter Nichols

There is an old evangelical hymn whose refrain runs, "Brighten the corner where you are." Scarcely anyone on either side of the Atlantic does that with more dazzling spontaneity and skill than Britain's Actor-Dancer-Singer-Clown Jim Dale. He is a grand and compelling reason for being at New Haven's Long Wharf Theater at the present moment instead of wherever you happen to be.

Dale is playing a faggot's faggot, but never fear: his manly chest and hairy legs are in full and virile view whether he is impersonating Marlene Dietrich in her black-garter outfit from The Blue Angel...

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