Theater: Tower of Babble

ONCE IN A LIFETIME by Moss Hart and George S. Kaufman

Abandon sanity, all ye who enter Manhattan's Circle in the Square Theater for the revival of George S. Kaufman and Moss Hart's 1930 farce, Once in a Lifetime. It is well worth the effort.

This show is a roller coaster of merriment, with hairpin turns of plot, zany swoops of emotion and a breakneck tempo. But for fanciers of substance in entertainment, soap bubbles would be solider. Kaufman and Hart twisted their comic vise on Hollywood at just the time the movie colony was panicking over emergent speech. Jolson had sung;...

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