Kitty Carlisle was considered for Frieda in April. Carlisle had done a successful radio version of the show in 1948. Mimi Benzell was also considered that month. In July, Jane Pickens was mentioned as the lead.
From the start, the production was only able to stay at the Ziegfeld Theatre until December, when Laurence Olivier's production of Cleopatra was to arrive at the theatre. Music in the Air would then be required to transfer.
Due to poor business, producer Billy Rose decided not to transfer the production to another theatre.
The October 11 performance was a fundraiser for St. Barnabas House.
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