Bentley, Eric
November 1954
New Republic;11/1/54, Vol. 131 Issue 18, p22
The article discusses the play "On Your Toes," by Richard Rodgers and Lorenz Hart. The find of the show, in the opinion of the author was Elaine Stritch who combines an assured and taut technique with an enormous and relaxed warmth of personality. The show is a musical comedy, ending in a Slaughter, which sends people unreformed home to bed. The author criticises loathsome fruity-spangly costumes, by Irene Sharaff; and Vera Zorina seems badly miscast as a sort of the dance. The author opined that it was an ensemble show in which the great motive forces was George Abbott.


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