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Of Thee I Sing

Of Thee I Sing

by George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin, George S. Kaufman and Morrie Ryskind

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Of Thee I Sing

Of Thee I Sing





The first musical to win the Pulitzer Prize for Drama


Story:

John P. Wintergreen is running for President of the United States on the "love" platform, but when he falls in love with the sensible Mary Turner instead of Diana Devereaux, the beautiful pageant winner selected for him, he gets into political hot water.


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Composer

Composer
George Gershwin

Lyricist

Lyricist
Ira Gershwin

Librettist

Librettist
George S. Kaufman

Librettist

Librettist
Morrie Ryskind



Broadway Premiere

Theatre
Music Box Theatre
Opening Night
Dec 26, 1931
Total Performances
441
Original Cast
Ruth Adams, Dave Allman, Florenz Ames, Kathleen Ayres, Bruce Barclay, Vivian Barry, Charles Bennett, Leslie Bingham, Grace Brinkley, Bobbie Brodsley, Robert Burton, Martha Carroll, Mary Carroll, Ray Clarke, Dudley Clements, Charles Conklin, Tom Curley, Dorothy Donnelly, Tom Draak, Leon Dunar, Ann Ecklund, Frank Erickson, Jack Fago, Michael Forbes, Olgene Foster, Virginia Franck, Frank Gagen, William Gaxton, Dorothy Graves, Yvonne Gray, Peggy Greene, Sulo Hevonpaa, Walter Hinger, Milton Hollander, Georgette Lampsi, Terry Lawlor, David Lawrence, Martin Le Roy, Jack Linton, Lillian Lorray, George E. Mack, Martha Maggard, Sam Mann, Mary Mascher, John McCahill, Charles McClelland, Jake Vander Meulen, Frank Miller, Harold Moffet, Victor Moore, Lois Moran, George Murphy, Richard Neely, Hazzard Newberry, June O'Dea, Anita Pam, Jack Ray, Ralph Riggs, Edward H. Robins, Billie Seward, Pete Shance, Grenna Sloane, Adele Smith, Barbara Smith, Baun Sturtz, Peggy Thomas, Patricia Whitney, Jessica Worth
Director
George S. Kaufman
Choreographer
Chester Hale
Producer
Sam H. Harris
Musical Director
Charles Previn
Orchestrations
Robert Russell Bennett and William Daly
Scenic Design
Jo Mielziner
Costume Design
Charles Le Maire

1933 Broadway Revival

Theatre
Imperial Theatre
Opening Night
May 15, 1933
Total Performances
32
Original Cast
Betty Allen, Dave Allman, Florenz Ames, Kathleen Ayres, Bruce Barclay, Vivian Barry, Leslie Bingham, Bobbie Brodsley, Lillian Burke, Robert Burton, Pete Chance, Ray Clarke, Dudley Clements, Gus Cooper, John Creighton, Tom Curley, Nancy Dolan, Tom Draak, Leon Dunar, Ann Ecklund, Helen Erickson, Frank Ericson, Jack Fago, Michael Forbes, Olgene Foster, Florence Fouchia, Virginia Franck, Frank Gagen, William Gaxton, Yvonne Gray, Peggy Greene, Barbara Hamilton, Sulo Hevonpaa, Walter Hinger, Milton Hollander, Tana Kamp, Harriette Lake, Terry Lawlor, David Lawrence, Martin Le Roy, Lillian Lorray, George E. Mack, Martha Maggard, Mary Mascher, Doris May, John McCahill, Jake Vander Meuelen, Frank Miller, Harold Moffet, Victor Moore, George Murphy, Richard Neely, Hazzard Newberry, June O'Dea, Lilyan O'Jela, Ronald Perry, Irma Philbin, Jack Ray, Abe Reynolds, Ralph Riggs, Edward H. Robins, Baun Sturtz, Peggy Thomas, Patricia Whitney, Jessica Worth
Director
George S. Kaufman
Choreographer
George Hale
Producer
Sam H. Harris
Musical Director
Eugene Fuerst
Orchestrations
Robert Russell Bennett
Scenic Design
Jo Mielziner
Costume Design
Charles Le Maire

1952 Broadway Revival

Theatre
Ziegfeld Theatre
Opening Night
May 5, 1952
Total Performances
72
Original Cast
Jack Carson, Paul Hartman, Florenz Ames, Arlene Anderson, Ken Ayers, Vicki Barrett, Jean Bartel, Betty Buday, Claudia Campbell, Louise Carlyle, Norman Clayton, Georgine Darcy, Crandall Diehl, Gregg Evans, Charlotte Foley, Donald Foster, Howard Freeman, Warren Galjour, J. Corkey Geil, Skeet Guenther, Jay Harwick, Keith Kaldenberg, Joe Kerrigan, Michael King, William Krach, Lenore Lonergan, Jonathan Lucas, Joan Mann, Mort Marshall, James McCracken, Al McGranary, Peggy Merber, Betty Oakes, J. Pat O'Malley, Bob Oran, Helen Rice, Dorothy Richards, Jeanne Schlegel, Frank Seabolt, Robert F. Simon, Siri, Loring Smith, Joanne Spiller, Pat Stanley, Abe Stein, Bob Tucker, Jeanne Tyler, Gloria Van Dorpe, Charlotte Van Lein, Larry Weber, Tom Wells, Jack Whiting, Parker Wilson
Director
George S. Kaufman
Choreographer
Jack Donohue
Producer
Chandler Cowles and Ben Segal
Musical Director
Maurice Levine
Orchestrations
Don Walker
Scenic Design
Albert Johnson
Costume Design
Irene Sharaff
Lighting Design
Peggy Clark




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1987 Studio Revival Cast Album


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