After the resounding success of their 1931 hit, Of Thee I Sing
, the Gershwins re-teamed with librettists George S. Kaufman
and Morrie Ryskind for this madcap and blisteringly dark sequel. Let ‘Em Eat Cake
picks up with the same motley crew, four years later – President Wintergreen has lost re-election, stages a military coup, fires the Supreme Court, and paints the White House blue. But never mind all that – Cake
is a sparkling gem filled with wonderful Gershwin tunes!