The Theater: Looting for Fun


The idea has a sort of grandiose simplicity: loot the 20th century for its best popular music, thread the songs together with briskly stylish "footnotes" by Lyricist Alan Jay Lerner, have them sung and danced by some of the live liest talent in New York City. The result is theatrical nostalgia as it ought to be done—a delightful musical blowout.

Minute for minute, Music.t, which opened last week at Manhattan's City Center, contains as much fun and entertainment as anything on Broadway.

The first few minutes are inexplicably lifeless; then...

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