Sunday, October 25, 2009

A Little Bit of Broadway

Kitty’s Kisses

Opening: May 6, 1926
Closing: Oct 2, 1926
Total Performances: 170

In the 1920’s, Broadway has so many composers and playwrights that even a mega hit would last only 6-8 months until it left to make way for the next musical. None of this modern day tradition of staying forever (think Lion King, for example or Cats). And often, the music disappeared after the show ledt the boards. Sometimes, the publisher just chucked the music into a box, put it into a shelf in a warehouse and forgot about it (just like the art in Raiders of the Lost Ark). Luckily, the music to Kitty’s Kisses was found and now recorded. And it’s so Roaring Twenties – silly and bright and cheerful, with a very happy ending.

1. Overture
2. Walkin' the Track
3. Choo Choo Love
4. Kitty's Kisses
5. Finaletto Act I, Scene 1
6. Thinking of You
7. Two Fellows and a Girl
8. I'm in Love
9. Promise Your Kisses
10. Finale Act I
11. Early in the Morning
12. I Don't Want Him
13. Needles
14. First Telephone Scene
15. Whenever I Dream
16. Second Telephone Scene
17. Bounce Me
18. Finale Ultimo

Music by: Con Conrad
Lyrics by: Gus Kahn
Book by: Book by Philip Bartholomae and Otto Harbach

Cast: Kate Baldwin, Andréa Burns, Danny Burstein, Philip Chaffin, Victoria Clark, Christopher Fitzgerald, Rebecca Luker

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