Jimmy (musical)

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Original Broadway Cast Recording
Music Bill Jacob
Lyrics Patti Jacob
Book Melville Shavelson
Productions 1969 Broadway

Jimmy is a musical with a score by Bill Jacob, lyrics by Patti Jacob, dance arrangements by John Berkman and a book by Melville Shavelson and Morrie Ryskind. The musical describes the rise and fall of New York City Mayor Jimmy Walker, whose career was marred by corruption it was a romanticized version of Walker's tenure as mayor as presented in the 1957 film Beau James, starring Bob Hope.[1] The film was based on a biography of Walker, also titled Beau James, written by Gene Fowler.

Jimmy had a brief Broadway run from October 1969 to January 1970, starring Frank Gorshin as Walker, Anita Gillette as Betty Compton and Julie Wilson .[2] The original Broadway production was produced by Jack L Warner and Don Saxon and directed by Joseph Anthony.


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