Strike Up the Band is a musical with a book by Morrie Ryskind, lyrics by Ira Gershwin, and music by George Gershwin. Musical theatre is a form of Theatre combining Music, Songs spoken Dialogue and Dance. Morrie Ryskind ( October 20, 1895 in New York City - August 24, 1985 in Washington DC Ira Gershwin ( 6 December 1896 &ndash 17 August 1983) was an American Lyricist who collaborated with his younger George Gershwin (September 26 1898 &ndash July 11 1937 was an American Composer. During its original 1927 pre-Broadway run, the political satire closed after a Saturday night performance in Philadelphia, fulfilling original librettist's George S. Kaufman's definition of satire as "what closes on Saturday night. Broadway theater, commonly called simply Broadway, refers to theatrical performances presented in one of the 39 large professional theaters with 500 seats or more located Political satire is a significant part of Satire that specializes in gaining entertainment from politicsusing political cartoons politicians and public affairs Philadelphia (ˌfɪləˈdɛlfiə A libretto is the text used in an extended Musical work such as an Opera, Operetta, Masque, sacred or secular Oratorio and George Simon Kaufman ( November 16 1889 - June 2 1961) was an American Playwright, Theatre director and " The Gershwins revised the story with Ryskind for the 1930 Broadway run; they also removed the song The Man I Love, now a Gershwin standard, from the show. "The Man I Love" is a popular standard, with music by George Gershwin and lyrics by his brother Ira. Aside from the title tune, the 1940 Judy Garland-Mickey Rooney musical film Strike Up the Band had no relation to the stage production. Judy Garland (born Frances Ethel Gumm; June 10 1922 – June 22 1969 was an American actress and singer Mickey Rooney (born Joseph Yule Jr; September 23, 1920) is an American Film Actor and Entertainer whose The musical film is a Film genre in which several Songs sung by the characters are interwoven into the narrative
The original book by Kaufman centered on Horace J. Fletcher, a Babbitt-like cheese tycoon who tries to maintain his monopoly on the American market by convincing the United States government to declare war on Switzerland. Babbitt, first published in 1922, is a work of fiction by the American Novelist, Short-story writer and playwright Sinclair Cheese is a Food made from Milk, usually the milk of cows, Buffalo, Goats or sheep, by coagulation. A business magnate, sometimes referred to as a mogul, tycoon, baron, or industrialist, is a person who has reached a prominent place in Switzerland (English pronunciation; Schweiz Swiss German: Schwyz or Schwiiz Suisse Svizzera Svizra officially the Swiss Confederation In 1930, the Gershwins joined with Ryskind, who softened the political overtones, increased the emphasis on romance, made much of the storyline a dream sequence, and replaced cheese with chocolate. Chocolate ( pronounced or /-ˈələt/ comprises a number of raw and processed foods that are produced from the seed of the tropical Cacao tree
Directed by Alexander Leftwich and choreographed by George Hale, the revised production opened on January 14 at the Times Square Theatre and ran for 191 performances. Events 1129 - Formal approval of the Order of the Templar at the Council of Troyes. The Times Square Theatre is a former Broadway theatre, located at 217 West 42 Street (Manhattan New York City. The cast included Dudley Clements and Blanche Ring. Blanche Ring ( April 24 1871, Boston Massachusetts – January 13 1961, Santa Monica California) was an American singer
The Gershwin's first fully-integrated score for a book musical was influenced by the operettas of Gilbert and Sullivan . The book musical is a form of musical theater that became the dominant production form during the mid-20th century period that is now considered the "golden age" of the Broadway Operetta is a genre of light Opera, light in terms both of music and subject matter Gilbert and Sullivan refers to the Victorian era partnership of Librettist W It was performed by the Red Nichols Orchestra, which included Benny Goodman, Glenn Miller, Gene Krupa, Jimmy Dorsey, and Jack Teagarden. Ernest Loring "Red" Nichols ( May 8, 1905 &ndash June 28, 1965) was an American Jazz Cornettist Alton Glenn Miller ( March 1 1904 &ndash presumably December 15 1944) was an American Jazz musician and Gene Krupa ( January 15, 1909 &ndash October 16, 1973) was an influential American Jazz and Big band Drummer James "Jimmy" Dorsey ( February 29, 1904 &ndash June 12, 1957) was a prominent American Jazz Clarinetist Weldon Leo "Jack" Teagarden ( August 20, 1905 &ndash January 15, 1964) was an influential Jazz Trombonist and
The title song, "Strike Up the Band", was given to the University of California, Los Angeles by the Gershwins in 1936 as "Strike Up the Band for UCLA" and has become one of the school songs. " Strike Up The Band " is a 1927 song composed by George Gershwin, with lyrics by Ira Gershwin. The University of California Los Angeles (generally known as UCLA) is a public research university located in Westwood Los Angeles, California, United
In 1990, a studio cast recording of the original 1927 score, featuring Rebecca Luker and Don Chastain, was released on the Nonesuch label. Rebecca Luker (born April 17 1961) is an American Musical theatre actress and Soprano who has appeared in several prominent Broadway Don Chastain ( September 2, 1935 - August 9, 2002) was an American Actor and Screenwriter. Nonesuch Records is an American Record label, owned by Warner Music Group and distributed through WEA International with business affairs handled The recording also featured songs written especially for the 1930 production.