Theater: Badges of Honor


Music and Lyrics by Jerry Herman

Book by Michael Stewart and Mark Bramble

Musicals have family trees these days. The Grand Tour found favor on Broadway as Jacobowsky and the Colonel in 1944 and again as a 1958 film titled Me and the Colonel. It deserves to stretch out its winning streak with the current version, which is endearing, amusing, exuberant and poignantly humane.

The time is 1940, the starting place is Paris and the German armies are on the move to complete their Occupation. The odd couple who dominate the...

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