Musicals Tonight has announced its 2012-2013 Season-it's 15th-which begins October 2 with Red, Hot and Blue at The Lion Theatre, 410 West 42nd Street. The season continues with Fade Out - Fade In, Strike Up the Band, Same Time, Next Year and Leave It to Jane. More details below!
Red, Hot and Blue (October 2 – 14, 2012) has music and lyrics by Cole Porter. It's
about a former manicurist - Ethel Merman, an ex-con - Jimmy Durante, and a square boyfriend - Bob Hope; and their misadventures. This pairing of Cole Porter and Ethel Merman followed Anything Goes by one year. Songs: It's De-Lovely, Down in the Depths on the 90th Floor, A Little Skipper from Heaven Above, How'm I Ridin'?
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.
Musicals Tonight will offer matinees on Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday (@ 2:00) and four evening performances (@ 7:30) Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday.
Tickets are $25 from the Box Office or TeleCharge at 212-239-6200.