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This was the "first complete book musical score" that Gershwin wrote. Among several later "stock" performances outside of New York was a Massachusetts staging in 1926.
The plot involves a wealthy society matron who leaves her considerable fortune to her nephew on condition he divorce his chorus girl wife. In order to collect his legacy, he decides to comply with the terms and then remarry her after he receives the money. Since divorces are granted only for adultery, a Philadelphia hotel employee named Lucille Jaynes-Smith arranges for him to be found with a woman who is not his wife. He registers at the property as John Smith, and comic complications ensue when he discovers there are more than three dozen other John Smiths registered there as well.
The musical opened on Broadway at Henry Miller's Theatre on May 26, 1919, but had to suspend performances when Actors' Equity went on strike on August 19. After the dispute was settled, it reopened at the Criterion Theatre on September 8 and remained there until October 11, 1919 closing after 104 performances. The director was Herbert Gresham, with choreography by Julian Alfred. The cast included Maurice Cass, John Hazzard, Eleanor Daniels, Janet Velie, Lorin Raker, Marjorie Bentley, Helen Clarke, Alfred Hall, J. Clarence Harvey, and Cordelia MacDonald.
In 2019, the Third Avenue Playhouse in Sturgeon Bay, WI adapted and reproduced the musical. The Playhouse's co-artistic director, James Valcq, spent years researching and reassembling the original songs and book in order to recreate the original musical as faithfully as possible.
Kindly Pay Us
When You Live in a Furnished Flat
The Best of Everything
From Now On
Money, Money, Money
(Oo, How) I Love to Be Loved by You
It's Great To Be in Love
Kisses (There's More to a Kiss than the Sound)
It Seldom Comes True
The Ten Commandments of Love
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La, La, Lucille (1919-05-Henry Miller's Theatre-Broadway)Type de série: Original
Théâtre: Stephen Sondheim Theatre (Broadway - Etats-Unis) Durée : 4 mois 2 semaines Nombre : 104 représentationsPremière Preview : InconnuPremière : lundi 26 mai 1919Dernière : samedi 11 octobre 1919Mise en scène : Herbert Gresham • Chorégraphie : Avec : Maurice Cass, John Hazzard, Eleanor Daniels, Janet Velie, Lorin Raker, Marjorie Bentley, Helen Clarke, Alfred Hall, J. Clarence Harvey, and Cordelia MacDonald.Commentaires : The musical opened on Broadway at Henry Miller's Theatre on May 26, 1919, but had to suspend performances when Actors' Equity went on strike on August 19. After the dispute was settled, it reopened at the Criterion Theatre:
> Henry Miller's Theatre (26/5/1919 - 19/8/1919)
> Criterion Theatre (8/9/1919 - 11/10/1919)En savoir plus sur cette version
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