The Girl Friend

Productions



Studio Cast Recordings

Recordings listed here were done in the studio specifically to release as recordings. They do not represent cast recordings of a particular production.

Studio Cast (1959)
Doreen Hume, Bruce Trent, Mike Sammes Singers

Demos & Pre-Production Recordings

  • No demos listed.

Source Material


Synopsis

Leonard Silver, a young Long Island dairyman, hopes to become a great six-day bicycle rider. His girl friend, Mollie Farrell, is his trainer, his manager and his promoter. Arthur Spencer, a professional manager, and his designing sister, Wynn, try to get the dairyman to ride for them, but honesty and true love win out. (Source: The Rodgers and Hammerstein Fact Book, edited by Stanley Green.)


Trivia & History

The book for the original London version was completely rewritten by R.P. Weston and Bert Lee.

When The Girl Friend went to London none of the book was retained. While the title and some of the original Rodgers and Hart score were retained many new songs were added. For new book material, Weston and Lee adapted a comedy Kitty's Kisses by P. Bartholomew and Otto Harbach. This comedy had already been made into a musical titled, not surprisingly, Kitty's Kisses. It has not yet been completely determined which of several songs were written for Kitty's Kisses and which were written for The Girl Friend.

For the 1987 revival many of the songs which had been added to the original London version of The Girl Friend were dropped, others were added, and some of the Rodgers and Hart score was reinstated.


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