Paging 42ND STREET ... or at least Mickey and Judy. It took nearly ten years for the longest-running Broadway musical of all time to make it from stage to screen, and although director Attenborough's film version has a couple of pleasant numbers which serve as oases amidst the dullness, it
really hurts for those who remember the dazzle and emotional depth of the let's-put-on-a-show original. The story, for those unfamiliar with Kirkwood and Dante's Pulitzer Prize-winning play, revolves around the auditions for the chorus of an unnamed musical, and part of the excitement behind this
unfilmable enterprise lies with the power of watching "actual" auditions in a theate...