Musicals Tonight! Season to Include The Boy Friend, Roberta and More

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The Musicals Tonight! series, which is produced by Mel Miller, has announced the line-up for its tenth season.

The season at the McGinn/Cazale Theatre will feature presentations of five musicals: The Boy Friend, Naughty Marietta, Roberta, Half a Sixpence and Paris.

The Boy Friend will kick off the season, running Sept. 25-Oct. 7. The musical, which ran for six years in London before arriving in New York with a cast led by Julie Andrews, features such songs as "It's Never Too Late to Fall in Love," "Won't You Charleston With Me?," "I Could Be Happy With You," "Fancy Forgetting" and "Poor Little Pirette."

Victor Herbert's Naughty Marietta will play Oct. 9-21. Set in 1870s New Orleans, the operetta features the songs "Sweet Mystery of Life," "Tramp! Tramp! Tramp!," "I'm Falling in Love With Someone," "Italian Street Song" and "Live for Today."

"Smoke Gets in Your Eyes" is perhaps the best-known tune from Jerome Kern's Roberta, which will run March 6-18. The Broadway production featured Bob Hope and George Murphy, while the Hollywood remake starred Fred Astaire, Ginger Rogers and Irene Dunne.

Half a Sixpence, which is based on H.G. Wells' novel about "a shop assistant who finds money cannot buy happiness," will be presented April 1-13. Its songs include "All in the Cause of Economy," "She's Too Far Above Me," "If the Rain's Got to Fall," "Money to Burn" and "Flash, Bang, Wallop!" Cole Porter's Paris will conclude the season, running April 15-27. "A marriage between an American 'blueblood' and an actress is happily thwarted by true love," according to press notes. Porter's score includes "Don't Look at Me That Way," "Let's Do It," "Let's Misbehave," "Which Is the Right Life?" and "Dizzy Baby."

Subscriptions are now available by calling (212) 362-5620. Individual tickets, priced at $20, will go on sale after Labor Day.

The McGinn/Cazale Theatre is located in Manhattan at 2162 Broadway on the third floor.

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