The Theater: Football Flapdoodle

GOOD NEWS

Book by LAWRENCE SCHWAB, B.G. DE SYLVA,

FRANK MANDEL

Adapted by GARRY MARSHALL

Music and lyrics by DE SYLVA,

BROWN & HENDERSON

Good News might be the ideal way to greet the New Year — if only this were 1927. After nearly a year on the road, the revivalists have managed to iron out all the show's wrinkles. They are now presenting them onstage. The ancient flapdoodle of a plot (updated to the mid-'30s) hinges upon the success of a college football team, a situation the Marx Brothers sent up for ever in Horse Feathers of 1932. The De Sylva, Brown & Henderson score, much...

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