"On the Town": It's a Helluva Show

October 17, 2014 4:48 PM

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The Bronx is still up and the Battery is still down, but the rest of this delightful new Broadway revival of On the Town has been given a facelift that turns the tale of three sailors looking for a night of romance into a sexy comedy romp enlivened by some acrobatic and dazzling choreography.

The latest incarnation of this 1944 musical, a brainchild of Jerome Robbins with music by Leonard Bernstein and a book by Betty Comden and Adolph Green, begins with a homage to the age in which it was conceived, when America was at war and a large part of its male population was in uniform. A 48-sta...

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