The Theater: New Musical in Manhattan, Jun. 8, 1953

Me and Juliet (music by Richard Rodgers; book & lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II) pays tribute—onstage, offstage and backstage—to show business. But for all its opulent and glossy devotion, it pretty much lets show business down. It has its decided good points. But as an insight into show business, it is merely glib, goes constantly behind the scenes and never below the surface. As an actual specimen of show business, it mistakes a lot of whirling motion for excitement, and trick technique for originality.

Me and Juliet concerns a show within a show in...

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