Musical (1920)

Musique: Louis A. Hirsch
Paroles: Otto Harbech
Livret: Frank Mandel • Otto Harbech
Production à la création: George M. Cohan

The plot dealt with the world of real estate (note that even the lyric of "The Love Nest" alluded to real estate and home-building), and focused on Jack Keene IJack McGowan), who plans to build affordable mobile homes (othcrwisc known as trailcrs). Mary |Janct Vclic) is a sccrctary in love with Jack, but hc's so preoccupied with getting rich in real estate that he doesn't rcally notice her. He buys land in Kansas, discovers the property is rich in oil, becomes wealthy, returns to Long Island, and realizes that Mary is his true love.

Mary—or, to give its complété title, Mary (Isn’t It a Grand Old Name!)—was one of the era's biggest hits, and its score offercd the hit song "The Love Nest," which inspircd hidcaways, bungalows, tiny flats, and cozy cottages as the locales for many a Broadway ballad during the decade ("The Love Nest" also served as the theme song for George Bums and Gracie Allen's radio and télévision shows). The musical's original title was The House That ]ack Built, but once producer, codirector, and uncredited choreographer George M. Cohan came on board, the title was changcd to capitalizc on Cohan's hit song "Mary's a Grand Old Name," which Fay Templeton had introduced in Cohan's 1906 hit Forty-Five Minutes from Broadway.

The show had toured for a full year before the Broadway première, and so it and "The Love Nest" were al- ready well-known prior to the New York opening. Once the musical was established on Broadway, four national touring productions were mounted, and in 1921 a London version opened with Evelyn Laye in the title rôle.

Act One:
"That May (Might) Havc SatisHcd Grandma" (Jack McGowan, Florric Millcrship, Alfred Gerrard, Chorus)
"Down on That Old Kansas Farm" |aka "That Farm Out in Kansas") |Janct Vclic, Jack Mc- Gowan)
"Anything You Want to Do, Dear" (Alfred Gerrard, Florrie Millership);
"Every Time I Meet a Lady" (Charles Judels, Girls);
"Tom, Tom, Toddle" |aka "Tom-Tom-Toddle") (Alfred Gerrard, Florrie Mil- lership, Si Layman, Helen Kling, Ensemble);
"The Love Nest" (Janet Velie, Jack McGowan);
"The Love Nest" (reprisel (Charles Judels, Georgia Came);
Finale (Company)

Act Two:
Opening Chorus (Ensemble);
"Flirtation Dancc" (Lou Lockett, Edna Pierre);
"Mary" (Janct Vclic, Boys);
"When a Woman Exits Laughing" (Alfred Gerrard, Florrie Millership);
"Whcn a Woman Exits Laughing" (reprise) (Jack McGowan);
"Don't Fall until You've Seen Them AU" (Alfred Gerrard, Sibylla Bowhan, Girls);
"Waiting" (Janct Velie);
"Money, Money, Money" (James C. Marlowe, Alfred Gerrard, Charles Judels, Jack McGowan);
"We'll Give (Have) a Wondcrful Party" (Alfred Gerrard, Florrie Miller- ship, Bcrt Shadow, Lillian McNcil, Si Layman, Hclcn Kling, Lou Lockctt, Edna Pierre, Ensemble);
Finale (Company)

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Mary (1920-10-Knickerbocker Theatre-Broadway)

Type de série: Original
Théâtre: Knickerbocker Theatre (Broadway - Etats-Unis)
Durée : 6 mois 1 semaine
Nombre : 220 représentations
Première Preview : Inconnu
Première : lundi 18 octobre 1920
Dernière : samedi 23 avril 1921
Mise en scène : Sam Forrest • Julian Mitchell
Chorégraphie :
Producteur : George M. Cohan
Avec : Virginia Alves (Chorus), Marion Baker (Chorus), Gordon Bennett (Chorus), Kitty Bird (Chorus), Walter BlairHarry Bolton (Chorus), Helen Borden (Chorus), Sibylla Bowhan (Golden Girl), Georgia Caine (Mrs. Keene), Harry Case (Chorus), Helen Christie (Chorus), Molly Christie (Chorus), Anna Christopher (Chorus), Muriel Cort (Chorus), Kitty Devere (Chorus), Walter Dodge (Chorus), Belle Gannon (Chorus), Alfred Gerrard (Tommy Boyd), Frederic Graham (Huggins), Edward Grant (Chorus), W. J. Hawkins (Chorus), Harold Jackson (Chorus), Helen Jackson (Chorus), Charles Judels (Gaston Marceau), Dolly King (Chorus), Helen Kling (Toddling Tessie), Si Layman (Whirlwind Willie), Lou Lockett (Two-Step Tom), James Marlowe (Mr. Goddard), Jack McGowan (Jack Keene), Lillian McNeil (Dancing Dora), Florrie Millership (Madeline Francis), Jack Neilan (Chorus), Edna Pierre (Waltzing Winnie), Agnes Purtell (Chorus), Gene Richards (Deakon), Harry Rose (Chorus), Loretta Ryan (Chorus), Ruth Sawyer (Chorus), Bert Shadow (Hotfoot Harry), Edna Stillwell (Chorus), Wesley Totton (Meakon), Janet Velie (Mary Howells)

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