The Theater: New Show in Manhattan

Priorities of 1942 (produced by Clifford C. Fischer) is Broadway's latest attempt to revive vaudeville, and by far its best. It has its shortcomings, but at least it doesn't try, as previous shows have, to revive vaudeville by reviving decrepit vaudeville acts. Here & there it is cluttered with bric-a-brac from the old homestead; otherwise Priorities proves a cozy, informal meeting place for two generations of actors. Among the veterans is Lou Holtz, who, carrying the same old cane, cracking the same old jokes with the same old skill, acts as master of...

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