The Theatre: New Musical in Manhattan: Dec. 5, 1938

The Boys from Syracuse (book by George Abbott; music & lyrics by Richard Rodgers & Lorenz Hart; produced by George Abbott) beans the niggerbaby, hits the bull's eye, rings the bell. Far & away the best musical show in many a year, it pilfers from Shakespeare the plot of his Comedy of Errors. Otherwise Shakespeare is not smart enough to stay in the combine of George Abbott, Richard Rodgers & Lorenz Hart, who set themselves a dizzy pace and cross the tape a little ahead of time.

No great asset is Shakespeare's hoary...

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