Can't Help Lovin' Those Tunes

Jerome Kern's centenary is celebrated from Britain to Broadway

Forget this week's meager Tony awards in the Broadway musical category. It has actually been a wonderful year for musicals. Indeed, with just a little stretching of the Tony rules, a whole stageful of prizes could have been bestowed. Best new musical: Zip! Goes a Million. Best actress: Judy Kaye as the Gay Nineties chanteuse in Sweet Adeline. Best supporting actress: Jane Connell as the inebriated Quaker aunt in Oh, Boy! Best eccentric dance: Mia Dillon for her daft balloon ballet in Music in the Air. Best orchestrations: John McGlinn for Leave It to Jane. Best book and lyrics: Guy Bolton...

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