ALONG Broadway this week theatergoers were pushing their way into packed houses offering an assortment of musical comedies that ranged from the sparkle of George Bernard Shaw to the gurgle of Al Capp (see color pages). Despite the absence this season of such magic names as Cole Porter and Rodgers and Hammerstein, the box-office boom for a show with a lilting tune and a hearty joke has continued to thump as loudly as ever.

By far, the top hit is My Fair Lady (from Shaw's Pygmalion), a holdover from last season that is still...

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