Sometime (musical)

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Sometime is a musical in two acts, with a book and lyrics by Rida Johnson Young and music by Rudolf Friml. Additional lyrics are by Ed Wynn. The romantic story concerns a couple kept apart for five years after the man is seen in a compromising position with another woman, but it turns out that this was a ruse planned by the other woman, and the man is innocent.

The musical opened at the Schubert Theatre on Broadway on October 4, 1918, and transferred the following month to the Casino Theatre, running there until June 7, 1919 for a total of 283 performances. It was produced by Arthur Hammerstein and directed by Oscar Eagle. The music director was Herbert Stothart. It starred Wynn, Francine Larrimore, Harrison Brockbank and Mae West.[1]

The story was told using the device of the flashback, a novelty for the time.[2]


  1. ^ Sometime at the Internet Broadway Database
  2. ^ Bordman, Gerald Martin. American Musical Theatre: A Chronicle, Oxford University Press (2010), p. 385 ISBN 0199729700