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Out of This World

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Music and Lyrics

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Concert Adaptation (Book)
Genre: Musical Comedy

Score

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Original score

Listed as a separate number in some productions and on some recordings

Cut prior to Broadway opening but restored in licensed versions

Cut during tryout

Added to Equity Library Theatre Production

Added to some later productions

Studio Cast Recordings

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Demos & Pre-Production Recordings

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Authors

Original Authors

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Book
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Book (additional material)
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Music and Lyrics

Later Contributors

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

...
Book (revisions)
...
New Book
...
Additional Material
...
Concert Adaptation (Book)
Genre: Musical Comedy

Source

No source listed.

Synopsis

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Trivia & History

The original intention was to adapt Jean Giraudoux's Amphitryon 38, which had been adapted for the American stage by S. N. Behrman. The Behrman adaptation had been produced successfully on Broadway, starring Lynn Fontanne and Alfred Lunt. Perhaps because any musical adaptation would have required rights payments to both Giraudoux's estate and to Behrman, it was decided to not simply return to the original mythological story as the source.

The story had been dramatized many times previously, including versions by Plautus, Moliere and Heinrich von Kleist. Indeed, the 38 in Giraudoux's title referenced the many previous dramatizations, with Giraudoux, perhaps as a joke, suggesting that his play was the 38th.

During the troubled pre-Broadway tryout of the original production. F. Hugh Herbert did some uncredited work on the book.

Other Titles

  • Heaven Sent (working title)

Audio

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