Tag Archives: Ira Gershwin

The Saturday List: Five Bees-Knees Musicals of the 1920s

How’s tricks, everyone? Today’s “Saturday List” takes a look at my top five musicals from the 1920s. Continue reading

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Forgotten Musicals Friday: PEGGY-ANN

Another Friday, another forgotten Rodgers and Hart gem from the 1920s. This week, it’s all about Peggy-Ann, one of the six shows that would credit Richard Rodgers and Lorenz Hart as composer and lyricist respectively in 1926. Continue reading

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Forgotten Musicals Friday: DEAREST ENEMY

With a book by Herbert Fields, direction by John Murray Anderson, direction of the libretto by Charles Sinclair and Harry Ford and dance and ensemble direction by Carl Hemmer, DEAREST ENEMY ran for 286 performances. Continue reading

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THE SATURDAY LIST: Ten Best Moments at the 69th Tony Awards

The 69th Annual Tony Awards took place last Sunday, so with almost a week to reflect on how the ceremony landed, it’s time to share my list of the ten best moments at this year’s ceremony. Continue reading

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Musical Theatre Sunday School: Divine Integration

There are three separate elements of divine integration in musical theatre: the book, the music and the lyrics. Continue reading

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Musical Theatre Sunday School: In the Beginning…

In the beginning, there was music and there was drama, and musical theatre was without form. Broadway was in darkness. And Henry Jarrett and Harry Palmer moved upon the face of the district, by arrangement with William Wheatley. “Let there be light,” they said: and there was THE BLACK CROOK. Continue reading

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NEWSFLASH: GIRL CRAZY for Encores!

Encores! will be producing GIRL CRAZY, the Gershwins’ fanciful Depression-era musical of 1930. Continue reading

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Behind the Scenes of CRAZY FOR YOU

A “new” Gershwin musical comedy, Crazy For You was the quintessential musical – one where everybody sings, everybody dances and where anything on hand is used to make music. The plot was nothing new, having been adapted from the 1930s … Continue reading

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