Musicals Tonight! Announces 2005-06 Season, With Porter, Kern, Dietz and Schwartz Heard From

News   Musicals Tonight! Announces 2005-06 Season, With Porter, Kern, Dietz and Schwartz Heard From Songs by Cole Porter, George and Ira Gershwin, Gus Kahn, Jerome Kern and Otto Harbach, Arthur Schwartz and Howard Dietz and Henderson, DeSylva and Brown will be heard in the 2005-06 season of concerts by Musicals Tonight! in New York City.

The intimate piano and voice concert series curated by artistic director Mel Miller in midtown will include:

  • The Gay Life (songs by Arthur Schwartz & Howard Dietz) "has determined bachelor Anatol succumbing to the whiles of the enchanting Liesl in the Vienna of 1904." Oct. 18-30.
  • Good News (songs by Henderson, DeSylva & Brown) "takes us back to the ingenuousness of the 1920s on college campuses (and on Broadway). Football-mad Tait College's star is flunking Astronomy until he falls for his tutor." Nov. 1-13.
  • Roberta (songs by Jerome Kern and Otto Harbach) "is about a Parisian dress shop inherited by a 'typical' American male, in 1933, who wisely seeks the assistance of a young woman of style and allure." March 21-April 2, 2006.

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  • Show Girl (songs by George & Ira Gershwin and Gus Kahn) "was written about and produced by Florenz Ziegfeld (1929). It romanticized the lives of aspiring theatre people and originally starred Ruby Keeler, Eddie Foy, Jr. and Jimmy Durante." April 25-May 7, 2006.
  • Let's Face It (songs by Cole Porter, book by Dorothy & Herbert Fields) "has three suspicious wives recruiting three eager soldiers to help make their philandering husbands take notice. Danny Kaye and Eve Arden kept the show running for 547 performances." May 9-21, 2006. For more information, visit www.musicalstonight.org.

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