Theater: Losing Race

WINNING ISN'T EVERYTHING by Lee Kalcheim

The good news first: George Abbott, at 91, is still one of the best directors around, and if he walks slowly these days, you would never know it from the staging of this, his 119th production. No one can move actors around faster, get more laughs out of a joke or slide so gracefully over a play's weak spots. The bad news is that the weak spots in Winning Isn't Everything, which opened last week at Manhattan's Hudson Guild Theater, are more like potholes, and even Abbott...

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