Hazel Flagg

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.

Original Broadway Cast (1953)
performers unknown

Demos & Pre-Production Recordings

  • No demos listed.

Source Material

Based on a story by James Street
Based on the screenply Nothing Sacred by Ben Hecht


The time is the 1930s. In a Vermon town, Hazel Flagg has been painting radium dials in a watchworks. She is told by Dr. Downer that she has only three weeks to live. In New York, a genius magazine editor who is looking to boost the magazine's circulation thinks it would be a good stunt to bring Hazel down and give her a big fling in the big city for the last days of her life. All of New York goes mad for Hazel.

It develops that Dr. Downer's diagnosis was wrong and Hazel is as healthy as a horse. Hazel and one of the magazine's associate editors fall in love.

(Adapted from the synopsis in Theatre '53, edited by John Chapman, published by Random House.)

Trivia & History

The 1954 film version, titled Living It Up included "Every Street's a Boulevard in Old New York", "How Do You Speak to an Angel?", "You're Gonna Dance with Me, Willie" (retitled "You're Gonna Dance with Me, Baby") and "Money Burns a Hole in My Pocket" from the original score.

Alternate Titles

  • Nothing Sacred (source material)

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