Musicals Tonight's 2012-2013 Season includes Fade Out – Fade In by Comden & Green and Jule Styne, Strike Up the Band George & Ira Gershwin, Same Time, Next Year - The Musical a Premiere and Leave It to Jane by Jerome Kern. See full details below.
Originally slated to open the season, Fiorello! will now be replaced by a different show. Details to be announced.
Fade Out – Fade In (October 16 – 28, 2012) is a musical spoof about Hollywood in the 1930s. With a book and lyrics by Betty Comden and Adolph Green and music by Jule Styne and starred Carol Burnett. Songs: Call Me Savage; Usher from the Mezzanine; My Fortune is My Face; Lila Tremaine; Dangerous Age; Fiddler and the Fighter.
Strike Up the Band (March 12 – 24, 2013) has lyrics by Ira Gershwin, and music by George Gershwin. Songs: Fletcher's American Chocolate Choral Society; I Mean to Say; Soon; Three Cheers for the Union; He Knows Milk; Strike Up the Band; Mademoiselle from New Rochelle; I've Got a Crush on You; (How About a Boy) Like Me?
Same Time, Next Year (April 2 – 14, 2013) was a play by Bernard Slade about a couple who meet for a romantic tryst once a year for 24 years. Ellen Burstyn received Tony and Drama Desk Awards. Stan Daniels who won eight Emmy Awards for The Mary Tyler Moore Show and Taxi musicalized the show – an American premiere.
Leave It to Jane (April 16 – 28, 2013) satirizes college life in a Midwestern U.S. town, with music by Jerome Kern and book and lyrics by Guy Bolton and P. G. Wodehouse. Songs: Good Old Atwater; Watch My Step; Leave It to Jane; Crickets Are Calling: Cleopatterer: The Days of Chivalry; Siren's Song; I'm Going to Find a Girl.
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