Continuing with its "Delicious Dames of Broadway" series, San Francisco's 42nd Street Moon company unearths the seldom-produced Cole Porter musical Nymph Errant for performance, Oct. 28-Nov. 15. The show opens Oct. 29.
Nymph first open in 1933 in London. The story follows a young Englishwoman's worldwide search for love and adventure. Errant indeed, she embarks on romantic sprees with men from Paris, Athens, Venice and Turkey. The work's racy nature almost ran afoul with the censors, but producer Charles B. Cochran forged a deal in which the script would pass if a scene in a German nudist colony was excised. It was, and the show went on with Gertrude Lawrence in the title role and Agnes de Mille doing choreography.
The score, which Porter called his best, contains "Experiment," "It's Bad for Me," and "The Physician."
Greg MacKellan directs the Moon mounting. Caroline Altman stars.
Performances take place at the New Conservatory Theatre Center at Van Ness and Market. For information on 42nd Street Moon, call (415) 861- 8972. -- By Robert Simonson