Treasure Girl

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Treasure Girl
Treasure-Girl artwork.jpg
MusicGeorge Gershwin
LyricsIra Gershwin
BookFred Thompson
Vincent Lawrence
Productions1928 Broadway

Treasure Girl is a musical with a book by Fred Thompson and Vincent Lawrence, music by George Gershwin and lyrics by Ira Gershwin. The musical's best-known song is "(I've Got a) Crush on You", which has been recorded by a number of artists, including Frank Sinatra.[1]

After a tryout in Philadelphia beginning on October 15, 1928, the musical opened on Broadway at the Alvin Theatre on November 8, 1928. It ran for 68 performances before closing on January 5, 1929.[2] It starred Gertrude Lawrence and featured Clifton Webb and Walter Catlett. Bertram Harrison directed, and Bobby Connelly choreographed. The critics praised the lyrics and some of the music but found the book "remorselessly dull".[1]

Musical numbers[edit]

Note: The song "A-Hunting We Will Go" was cut from the production.[3]

Roles and original cast[edit]

  • Charles Barron as Jack Wrigley
  • Walter Catlett as Larry Hopkins
  • Norman Curtis as Bunce
  • John Dunsmure as "Slug" Bullard
  • Stephen Francis as First Mate
  • Virginia Franck as Madge
  • Paul Frawley as Neil Forrester
  • Victor Garland as Arthur
  • Ferris Hartman as Mortimer Grimes
  • Mary Hay as Polly Tees
  • Dorothy Jordan as Betty
  • Gertrude Lawrence as Ann Wainwright
  • Gertrude McDonald as Mary Grimes
  • Peggy O'Neill as Kitty
  • Edwin Preble as Postman
  • Clifton Webb as "Nat" McNally


  1. ^ a b Pollack, Howard. George Gershwin: his life and work, pp. 429–30, Berkeley: University of California Press (2006). ISBN 0-520-24864-3
  2. ^ Treasure Girl at the Internet Broadway Database
  3. ^ Carnovale, Norbert. "Individual Songs", George Gershwin: A Bio-bibliography, Issue 76 of Bio-bibliographies in music, Greenwood Publishing Group (2000) ISBN 0313260036

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