Theater: Genesis Nemesis

There is a stowaway on Noah's ark: Jonah. Two By Two is a jinxed musical­ arch, vulgar, lumbering, stale. It may conceivably make scores of theater- party ticket purchasers curse their favorite charities for months to come. There is, of course, Danny Kaye as Noah, and he does everything short of scat singing a git-begat-gittle number.

God informs Noah of the flood with monstrous banality. Bursts of thunder test the capacity of the amplification system, and huge projections of film stills on the back wall of the stage feature the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel (creation),...

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