Theater: Once More, with I'Electricit

YVES MONTAND

The calendar said September, but the audiences filling Manhattan's Metropolitan Opera House obviously did not believe it. When the jaunty man in the black vest and open-necked shirt sauntered out from the wings, it was April in Paris and the giant stage was a boulevard: for the first time in nearly a quarter of a century, Yves Montand is once again on tour in America.

For an hour and a half, through some 30 songs, he does what only he can do. He brings to life the almost forgotten spirit of the Parisian...

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