I was at yesterday’s matinee, too. I especially enjoyed the comically frenetic fighting between O’Hara and Chase, mercifully absent of spanking. Both were adept comedians and in excellent voice. The choreography accompanying the “dick-a-dick” lyrics of “Tom, Dick or Harry” elicited laughs I’d never heard before.
At the talkback, musical director Paul Gemignani said the new ending scene was put in last week. I agree it serves as the best way to end the show. (By the way, Mr. Gemignani offered his opinion of the ‘50s movie version: “Don’t see it.”)