The Great White Way: Not an Escape Route from Politics

Just to prove that no part of life is safe from politicization, here's an excerpt from theatre critic Charles Isherwood's embrace of "Finian's Rainbow," the surprisingly successful Broadway reprise of an old-fashioned musical:

The morning after seeing "Finian's Rainbow," you may well find yourself shaking your head at the absurdities of the book by Mr. Harburg and Fred Saidy, a tipsy jumble of romance, fantasy and satire. (Topics of surprising renewed relevance: the seductions of living on easy credit, the perils of foreclosure, the "misbegotten G.O.P.")