Thursday, Dec. 18, 2003

Wonderful Town

Too many revivals seem superfluous. But this one — back on Broadway for the first time in 50 years — is almost a revelation. The story of two career-girl sisters rooming together in Greenwich Village is one of the rare classic musicals that involve contemporary American characters with contemporary American problems. And Leonard Bernstein's score, with its snappy tunes and modernist snippets, is as good as anything he ever did for Broadway.