Lady, Be Good!

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"Lady, Be Good!" is a musical with music by George Gershwin, lyrics by Ira Gershwin, and a book by Guy Bolton and Fred Thompson. The show premiered on Broadway in 1924 and was one of the earliest successes for the Gershwin brothers. The plot of "Lady, Be Good!" revolves around a brother and sister, Dick and Susie Trevor, who are down on their luck and trying to make it as songwriters. When they inherit a fortune from a distant relative, they embark on a series of misadventures that take them from New York to London and back again. Along the way, they encounter a number of colorful characters, including a dashing pilot named Jack Robinson and a spoiled heiress named Shirley Vernon. The show features a number of classic Gershwin songs, including "Fascinating Rhythm," "The Half of It, Dearie, Blues," and "Oh, Lady, Be Good!" It was noted for its catchy tunes, clever lyrics, and lively dance numbers, which included tap dancing and jitterbugging. "Lady, Be Good!" was a hit with audiences and critics, and helped to establish the Gershwin brothers as major figures in American musical theatre. The show has since been revived several times on Broadway and adapted into a 1941 movie starring Eleanor Powell and Robert Young.}

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Genre: Musical Comedy

Production Highlights

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Score

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Studio Cast Recordings

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  • Studio Cast (1992)
    Lara Teeter , Ann Morrison , Jason Alexander , Michael Maguire , John Pizzarelli

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From ChatGPT

"Lady, Be Good!" is a musical with music by George Gershwin, lyrics by Ira Gershwin, and a book by Guy Bolton and Fred Thompson. The show premiered on Broadway in 1924 and was one of the earliest successes for the Gershwin brothers. The plot of "Lady, Be Good!" revolves around a brother and sister, Dick and Susie Trevor, who are down on their luck and trying to make it as songwriters. When they inherit a fortune from a distant relative, they embark on a series of misadventures that take them from New York to London and back again. Along the way, they encounter a number of colorful characters, including a dashing pilot named Jack Robinson and a spoiled heiress named Shirley Vernon. The show features a number of classic Gershwin songs, including "Fascinating Rhythm," "The Half of It, Dearie, Blues," and "Oh, Lady, Be Good!" It was noted for its catchy tunes, clever lyrics, and lively dance numbers, which included tap dancing and jitterbugging. "Lady, Be Good!" was a hit with audiences and critics, and helped to establish the Gershwin brothers as major figures in American musical theatre. The show has since been revived several times on Broadway and adapted into a 1941 movie starring Eleanor Powell and Robert Young.}

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Authors

Original Authors

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Book
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Lyrics
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Music

Later Contributors

This list represents writers who contributed to revisions, etc. following the original production.

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Lyrics (additional)
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Music & Lyrics (additional)
Genre: Musical Comedy

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Trivia & History

The show was originally called Black-Eyed Susan, then just Susan. Librettists Guy Bolton and Fred Thompson changed the show's title after they heard the song "Oh Lady, Be Good!"

Other Titles

  • Black-Eyed Susan (working title)
  • Susan (working title)

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