Theatre: New Plays in Manhattan: Jan. 27, 1930

Strike Up the Band will be popularly described in weeks to come as the latest Gershwin musicomedy, which means of course that Brother George Gershwin wrote the music, Brother Ira the words. The brothers are to be heard in their friskier vein—you will discover among their tunes no such aphrodisiacs as "Do It Again" and "The Man I Love." But they make you temporarily forget such omissions with their chipper satires ("Typical Self-Made American," "Mademoiselle from New Rochelle"), and there is one spasm of trumpeting ("I've Got a Crush on You") which threatens...

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