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Laurence Schwab

(1893—1951)

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Captain Jinks of the Horse Marines

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(1901),

a comedy by Clyde Fitch. [Garrick Theatre, 168 perf.] When Aurelia Johnson of Trenton, New Jersey, returns to America as a world‐famous prima donna, Mme. Trentoni (Ethel...

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Desert Song

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(1926), an operetta by Otto Harbach, Oscar Hammerstein II (book, lyrics), Frank Mandel (book), Sigmund Romberg (music).[Casino Theatre, 465 perf.] In the mountains of Morocco, the French...

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Follow Thru

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Opening at New York’s 46th Street theatre on 9 January 1929, and sub-titled ‘A Musical Slice Of Country Life’, this was another in a series of sporty shows (Good News ...

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Frank Mandel

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(1884–1958).

Stage writer and producer. The author of both plays and librettos, he was also a successful producer on Broadway. Born in San Francisco and educated at the University...

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Good News!

Overview page. Subjects: Music Theatre.

(1927),

a musical comedy by Laurence Schwab (book), B. G. De Sylva (book, lyrics), Ray Henderson (music), Lew Brown (lyrics). [46th Street Theatre, 557 perf.] Tom Marlowe (John...

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New Moon

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This romantic musical which arrived at the Imperial Theatre in New York on the 19 September 1928, was created by the same team that had launched The Desert Song some ...

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A Pair of Sixes

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(1914),

a farce by Edward Peple. [Longacre Theatre, 207 perf.] George H. Nettleton (George Parson) and T. Boggs Johns (Hale Hamilton) are partners in a pharmaceutical business that...

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Take A Chance

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The stories of the changes that are made to shows on the road during their pre-Broadway or West End try-outs are legendary, but not many can have undergone such radical ...

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