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Little Mary Sunshine – Shines

Thursday, March 13th, 2014
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Acting like The Little Engine That Could, Little Mary Sunshine ran 1143 performances Off Off Broadway in 1959 while such as The Sound of Music,

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Leave It to Jane – Confection

Sunday, April 21st, 2013
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When Leave It to Jane opened in 1917, popular songs of the day included “Me and My Gal” and “Darktown Strutter’s Ball”;  Chaplin, and Fairbanks

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Strike Up the Band

Saturday, March 16th, 2013
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In 1930, when Strike Up the Band opened on Broadway (revised from the 1927 original which closed in Philadelphia), 70 legitimate theaters housed 250 shows.

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Red, Hot and Blue – Froth and Vaudeville, a Tonic

Sunday, October 7th, 2012
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Red, Hot and Blue is a perky musical featuring far-fetched plot, ba-dump-dump lines, and social satire. It’s also the home of Cole Porter’s iconic “It’s

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Musicals Tonight Presents L’il Abner

Saturday, March 24th, 2012
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L’il Abner opened in 1956 and ran for 693 performances. The 1956-57 Broadway season included My Fair Lady and Bells Are Ringing. Movies included Giant

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Milk and Honey—Jerry Herman’s First

Saturday, October 15th, 2011
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Musicals Tonight has begun its 14th season, and 66th production with Jerry Herman’s first Broadway show, the 1961 Milk and Honey. Herman and librettist, Don

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We’ve Got to Balance the Budget!

Friday, February 11th, 2011
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I’d Rather Be Right opened at The Alvin Theater in November of 1937 and ran 290 performances. The role of Franklin Delano Roosevelt was played

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Believing is Everything

Friday, October 29th, 2010
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In 1952, The King & I, Gentlemen Prefer Blondes, Paint Your Wagon, Summer and Smoke, and Gigi (starring 22 year-old Audrey Hepburn) opened on Broadway.

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