The Theater: New Musical in Manhattan, Apr. 3, 1950

Great To Be Alive (music & lyrics by Abraham Ellstein & Walter Bullock; book by Mr. Bullock & Sylvia Regan; produced by Vinton Freedley in association with Anderson Lawler & Russell Markert) boasts a very pleasant cast, has a fine, expensive look, leads a busy, active life. It is ingenious in some places and expert in others. Yet it seems, to an almost depressing degree, like just one more big Broadway musical—and at times like a not very recent one.

The story concerns an old, unused Pennsylvania mansion, and the resentment of the family...

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