For Whom the Belle Tolls

Little Me has always been one of Broadway's problem children. The 1962 musical--book by Neil Simon, music by Cy Coleman, lyrics by Carolyn Leigh--was a personal triumph for star Sid Caesar, but ran a disappointing 257 performances. A rewritten revival in 1982 ran less than a month. Yet producers have never given up on its distinctive blend of broad humor and brassy show tunes, and this fall, New York's Roundabout Theatre produced yet another version, starring Martin Short and Faith Prince.

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