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Musical (1931)


Musique: Jerome Kern
Paroles: Otto Harbach
Livret: Otto Harbach

"A musical love story"

The story begins at a quay in Brussels on a summer night that, as the strolling street singer Pompineau vocalizes, is made for love. There a Romanian, musical and handsome composer named Victor Florescu meets a young American named Shirley Sheridan, who is supporting her brother Alexander and his wife and dancing partner Angie on royalties from her popular songs.

Victor and Shirley exchange love letters for a few weeks until they unexpectedly cease. Victor is left with nothing more than a pair of her gloves and feelings of heartbreak. These feelings inspire him to compose a musical Commedia dell'Arte, The Passionate Pilgrim, with his friend Biddlesby to write the French libretto and the violin-playing Odette to act the part of the hopeless lover Pierrot. Unbeknownst to Victor, Shirley has moved into an apartment across the courtyard from him, and her jazzy piano stylings he hears as trash or, at best, a travesty of Edvard Grieg. Moreover, his producer, Clement Daudet, seems to prefer the up-to-date sound of her music over his neoclassicism. Though Odette protects Victor's artistic integrity through her influence over the show's backer, Major Chatterly, Daudet remains convinced that Shirley's music, together with Alex and Angie's dancing, need to be interpolated into The Passionate Pilgrim in order to turn it into a commercial success. Victor's worries about artistic fidelity become entangled with those of Shirley's romantic fidelity to him.

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Version 1

Cat and the Fiddle (The) (1931-10-Globe Theatre-Broadway)

Type de série: Original
Théâtre: Lunt-Fontanne Theatre (Broadway - Etats-Unis)
Durée : 6 mois 2 semaines
Nombre : 395 représentations
Première Preview : Inconnu
Première : jeudi 15 octobre 1931
Dernière : vendredi 01 mai 1931
Mise en scène : José Ruben
Chorégraphie : Albertina Rasch
Avec : Margaret Adams (Constance Carrington), Doris Carson (Angie Sheridan), Peter Chambers (Jean Colbert), Eddie Foy, Jr. (Alexander Sheridan), Lawrence GrossmithLisa Guigon (Albertina Rasch Dancer), Bettina Hall (Shirley Sheridan), George Kirk (Book Vendor), Dorothy Lane (Albertina Rasch Dancer), Flora Le Breton (Maizie Gripps), George Magis (A Waiter), George Meader (Pompineau), Georges Metaxa (Victor Florescu), Odette Myrtil (Odette), Georgianna Orr (Albertina Rasch Dancer), José Ruben (Clement Daudet), Karl Theman (Jean Colbert), Lucette Valsy (Mme. Abajoue, Claudine), Fred Walton (Chester Biddlesby), Frances Wise (Albertina Rasch Dancer)
Commentaires :
Globe Theatre : 15 Oct 1931 - 21 May 1932
George M. Cohan's Theatre : 24 May 1932 - 24 Sep 1932
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Version 2

Cat and the Fiddle (The) (1932-03-Palace Theatre-London)

Type de série: Original London
Théâtre: Palace Theatre (Londres - Angleterre)
Durée :
Nombre : 219 représentations
Première Preview : vendredi 04 mars 1932
Première : vendredi 04 mars 1932
Dernière : Inconnu
Mise en scène : William Mollison
Chorégraphie : Buddy Bradley
Avec : Francis Lederer (Victor Florescu), Peggy Wood (Shirley Sheridan), Fred Conyngham (Alexander Sheridan), Gina Malo (Angie Sheridan), Austin Trevor (Clement Daudet), Henri Leoni (Pompineau), Martin Walker (Major Chatterley), Alice Delysia (Alice), Babs Valerie (Maizie Gripps)
Commentaires :
It was much praised during its London presentation.
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Version 3

Cat and the Fiddle (The) (1932-05-George M. Cohan's Theatre-Broadway)

Type de série:
Théâtre: George M. Cohan's Theatre (Broadway - Etats-Unis)
Durée : 4 mois
Nombre : 395 représentations
Première Preview : Inconnu
Première : mardi 24 mai 1932
Dernière : samedi 24 septembre 1932
Mise en scène : José Ruben
Chorégraphie : Albertina Rasch
Avec : Margaret Adams (Constance Carrington), Doris Carson (Angie Sheridan), Peter Chambers (Jean Colbert), Eddie Foy, Jr. (Alexander Sheridan), Lawrence GrossmithLisa Guigon (Albertina Rasch Dancer), Bettina Hall (Shirley Sheridan), George Kirk (Book Vendor), Dorothy Lane (Albertina Rasch Dancer), Flora Le Breton (Maizie Gripps), George Magis (A Waiter), George Meader (Pompineau), Georges Metaxa (Victor Florescu), Odette Myrtil (Odette), Georgianna Orr (Albertina Rasch Dancer), José Ruben (Clement Daudet), Karl Theman (Jean Colbert), Lucette Valsy (Mme. Abajoue, Claudine), Fred Walton (Chester Biddlesby), Frances Wise (Albertina Rasch Dancer)
Commentaires :
Globe Theatre : 15 Oct 1931 - 21 May 1932
George M. Cohan's Theatre : 24 May 1932 - 24 Sep 1932
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