The New Yorkers: A Sociological Musical Satire [Chestnut St. Opera House pre-Broadway tryout ...

The New Yorkers: A Sociological Musical Satire [Chestnut St. Opera House pre-Broadway tryout playbill 1930 -- Broadway debut of Fred Waring and his Pennsylvanians]

Porter, Cole; Durante, Jimmy

Published by Chestnut St. Opera House, Philadelphia, 1930
Manuscript / Paper Collectible Condition: Very Good
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[4] p.: cartoon; 22 cm. Book by Herbert Fields; based on a story by E. Ray Goetz and Peter Arno; music and lyrics by Cole Porter; book directed by Monty Woolley. The cast included Jimmie Durant [Jimmy Durante] as Jimmie Deegan (as well as the Clayton, Jackson, and Durante Orchestra). The New Yorkers opened its pre-Broadway tryout in Philadelphia on Nov. 10, 1930, before it moved to Newark on Nov. 24 and then opened on Broadway on Dec. 8, 1930, where it ran for 168 performances. The Prohibition-era musical satirizes New Yorkers, from high society types to con men, bootleggers, and prostitutes. It featured a new musical group, Fred Waring and his Pennsylvanians, who made their first appearance on Broadway in this show. Although Cole Porter is credited with music and lyrics, of the 17 songs in the Broadway show all five of the songs performed by Durante were written by Durante himself. Those by Porter include his perennially popular Love For Sale. The program lists the 22 musical numbers included in Philadelphia, some of which were dropped before the show opened on Broadway. Advertisement on the back (p. [4]) for the cartoon Popeye in the Evening Ledger, with an illustration of Popeye with no hat. Very scarce. In Very Good Condition: lightly creased; clean and intact. Bookseller Inventory # 003465

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Title: The New Yorkers: A Sociological Musical ...

Publisher: Chestnut St. Opera House, Philadelphia

Publication Date: 1930

Book Condition:Very Good

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