Theater: Monorail

ON THE TWENTIETH CENTURY Book and Lyrics by Betty Comden and Adolph Green Music by Cy Coleman

Give 'em the old razzle dazzle.

Razzle dazzle 'em.

Back since the days of old

Methuselah,

Ev 'ry one loves the big

bamboozala.

—From the musical Chicago

Watching this two-hour show train rumble by is about as much fun as getting stranded on a station platform. But it does have razzle-dazzle aplenty. This Twentieth Century Limited is such a glistening mass of art deco chrome that one almost expects the cast to wear sunglasses. The set moves like a centipede on wheels, sliding and swiveling even when the book...

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