February 21, 1991
WATCHING THE MUSICAL version of ''Grand Hotel'' is a little like booking a hotel room that is initially unappealing. In time, you get to like it, and in more time, you don't want to leave.That's the way it is with this show, the musical version of the Vicki Baum novel that was written in 1929. In 1932, it became an MGM film with Greta Garbo, Joan Crawford, Lionel and John Barrymore, Wallace Beery and Lewis Stone in the cast. The movie is now a certified classic, so anyone brash enough to do it for the stage, is asking for it.Tommy Tune is the man who did the asking.