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Musical (1918)


Musique: Jerome Kern
Paroles: Guy Bolton • P. G. Wodehouse
Livret: Guy Bolton • P.G. Wodehouse

Type de série: Original
Théâtre: Princess Theatre (Broadway (Off) - Etats-Unis)
Durée :
Nombre : 219 représentations
Première Preview : vendredi 01 février 1918
Première : vendredi 01 février 1918
Dernière : Inconnu
Mise en scène : Edward Royce • Robert Milton
Chorégraphie :
Avec : Vivienne Segal (Mollie Farringdon) one of her earliest roles, Carl Randall (Bill Finch), Florence Shirley (Fanny Welch), …
Presse : The New York Times previewed the show, calling the plot "measurably novel" with bright lines and lyrics, said the music demonstrated "easy gaity" and praised the show's casting and "artistic excellence". The paper called Segal "wonderfully pleasing" and praised both her and Randall's dancing. Its review began: "Once more Comstock, Elliott, and Gest have shown their allegiance to the policy of supplying popular entertainment which is mitigated by all availabie talent and good taste".

In April 1918, Dorothy Parker wrote in Vanity Fair: "Well, Wodehouse and Bolton and Kern have done it again. Every time these three are gathered together, the Princess Theatre is sold out for months in advance. ... You can get a seat at the Princess, somewhere along around the middle of August, for just about the price of one on the stock exchange. ... Wodehouse and Bolton and Kern are my favorite indoor sport, anyway. I like the way they go about a musical comedy. ... I like the way the action slides casually into the songs. ... I like the deft rhyming of the song that is always sung in the last act, by two comedians and one comedienne. And oh, how do I like Jerome Kern's music – those nice, soft, polite little tunes that always make me wish I'd been a better girl. And all these things are even more so in Oh, Lady! Lady!! than they were in Oh, Boy!"


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