America's Sweetheart (musical)

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America’s Sweetheart
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Sheet Music Cover (cropped)
Music Richard Rodgers
Lyrics Lorenz Hart
Book Herbert Fields
Productions 1931 Broadway

America’s Sweetheart is a musical comedy with music by Richard Rodgers, lyrics by Lorenz Hart and book by Herbert Fields.

Production[edit]

America's Sweetheart premiered on Broadway at the Broadhurst Theatre on February 10, 1931 and closed on June 6, 1931 after 135 performances. It was produced by Laurence Schwab and Frank Mandel, directed by Monty Woolley, with choreography and production supervision by Bobby Connolly, with set design by Donald Oenslager and costume design by Charles Le Maire. The show starred Jack Whiting, Ann Sothern (under the name of Harriet Lake), Inez Courtney, and Virginia Bruce.

The show is a Hollywood satire. Two young lovers hitchhike to Hollywood to make their fortune. The girl hits it big and she loses interest in her boyfriend, who hasn’t done well. As the result of talking pictures, the tables are reversed, and the boy is a big star and the girl is down, but they make up.

Songs[edit]

Act 1
  • Mr. Dolan Is Passing Through - S. A. Dolan, Executives and Ensemble
  • In Califor-n-i-a - Dorith, Paula and Movie Actresses
  • My Sweet - Madge Farrell and Larry Pitkin
  • I've Got Five Dollars - Geraldine March and Michael Perry
  • I've Got Five Dollars (Reprise) - Geraldine March and Michael Perry
  • Sweet Geraldine - Georgia, Georgiana and Georgette
  • There So Much More - Denise Torel and Larry Pitkin
  • We'll Be the Same - Geraldine March, Michael Perry and Ensemble
  • We'll Be the Same (Reprise) - Michael Perry and Larry Pitkin
  • How About It - Madge Farrell and Michael Perry
  • Innocent Chorus Girls of Yesterday - Movie Stars
  • A Lady Must Live - Denise Torel
Act 2
  • You Ain't Got No Savoir Faire - Madge Farrell and Larry Pitkin
  • Two Unfortunate Orphans - Paula, Dorith and Ensemble
  • I Want a Man - Denise Torel
  • Tennessee Dan - Georgia, Georgiana and Georgette
  • How About It (Reprise) - Denise Torel, Michael Perry, Larry Pitkin and Ensemble

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