American musical comedy with music by Richard Rodgers, lyrics by Lorenz Hart. Its Broadway premiere was 11 Apr. 1936 and it was the first Broadway musical to feature a classical ballet (in this case at the show's climax). Titled Slaughter on Tenth Avenue, it was choreographed by Balanchine and starred Tamara Geva. It was the first of four Rodgers and Hart shows choreographed by Balanchine and introduced the term choreographer to Broadway programme credits.
Subjects: Music Theatre.