The Theater: New Musical in Manhattan, Mar. 15, 1954

The Girl in Pink Tights (music & lyrics by Sigmund Romberg and Leo Robin; book by Jerome Chodorov and Joseph Fields) deserves credit for a good deed: it brought Renee Jeanmaire, of France and Hollywood, to Broadway. Impishly black-eyed, boyishly black-haired, seductively black-silk-stockinged, she is an expert and charming dancer, an inexpert and amusing singer, an explosive personality, and a very bright asset of a decidedly dull show.

The show is a period piece with mild historical warrant: it tells of a French ballet troupe which came to New York around 1870, was burned out of the Academy of Music while still...

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