Revue (1926)


Musique: Con Conrad • George Gershwin • Henry Souvaine
Paroles: J.P. McEvoy
Livret: J.P. McEvoy
Production à la création:

Americana is a musical revue in two parts.


Broadway 1926
The show was presented by Richard Herndon at the Belmont Theatre (121 W. 48th Street, New York, NY), and, after many postponements, opened July 26, 1926. The show was staged by Allan Dinehart with dance numbers by Larry Ceballos. The production was designed by John Held, Jr. It ran for 224 performances, closing in February, 1927. The cast headlined Lew Brice, Roy Atwell, Betty Compton, Charles Butterworth and the Eddie Elkins Orchestra.
The New York Times review called it a "witty, ingenious and sophisticated evening of fun-making, it made up in its abundant humor for more than it lacked in some other departments." The other departments referred to were lack of chorus girls and opulent settings.

Broadway 1928
The revue was revived on October 30, 1928, at Lew Fields’ Mansfield Theatre for 12 performances, closing November 3, 1928. It had music by Roger Wolfe Kahn and lyrics by J. P. McEvoy and Irving Caesar. The cast included Frances Gershwin, the younger sister of George and Ira Gershwin. The New York Times review called it "a reasonably bright and generally entertaining revue . . ."

Broadway 1932
After trying out in Philadelphia, the show was revived once again on October 5, 1932, at the Shubert Theatre running for 77 performances, until December 1932. It was produced by Lee Shubert and had music by Jay Gorney, Harold Arlen, Herman Hupfeld, and Richard Myers, with lyrics by E. Y. Harburg and sketches by J. P. McEvoy. It was directed by Harold Johnsrud with scenic design by Albert R. Johnson. The cast included  Don Barclay, George Givot, Doris Humphrey Dance Group, Lloyd Nolan, and the Charles Weidman Dancers. It contained the famous song, “Brother, Can You Spare a Dime?”, which The New York Times review called "the first song of the year that can be sung ... Mr. Gorney has expressed the spirit of these times with more heart-breaking anguish than any of the prose bards of the day." The show was also favorably reviewed for its dance numbers.


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Version 1

Americana (1926-07-Belmont Theatre-Broadway)

Type de série: Original
Théâtre: Belmont Theatre (Broadway - Etats-Unis)
Durée : 6 mois 1 semaine
Nombre : 224 représentations
Première Preview : lundi 26 juillet 1926
Première : lundi 26 juillet 1926
Dernière : mardi 01 février 1927
Mise en scène : Alan Dinehart • Larry Ceballos
Chorégraphie :
Producteur :
Avec : Roy Atwell, Roberta Bellinger, Lew Brice, Harriette Burke, Charles Butterworth, Tom Button, Betty Compton, Maryon Dale, Arline Gardner, Edgar Gardner, Georgia Ingram

Version 2

Americana (1928-10-Lew Fields' Mansfield Theatre-Broadway)

Type de série: Revival
Théâtre: Brooks Atkinson Theatre (Broadway - Etats-Unis)
Durée :
Nombre : 12 représentations
Première Preview : mardi 30 octobre 1928
Première : mardi 30 octobre 1928
Dernière : samedi 03 novembre 1928
Mise en scène : J.P. McEvoy
Chorégraphie :
Producteur :
Avec : Baby Banks, Douglas Burley, Thomas Burton, Doris Carson, Joe Donahue, Frances Gershwin, John Hamilton, Harlem Dancers, Rosamond Johnson, Olive McClure, Batchelor Octette, Roger Kahn Orchestra, Stella Seager, George Stamper, Mary Stauber, George Tapps, Wanda Valle, Williams Sisters

Version 3

Americana (1932-10-Shubert Theatre-Broadway)

Type de série: Revival
Théâtre: Shubert Theatre (Boston - Etats-Unis)
Durée : 2 mois
Nombre : 77 représentations
Première Preview : mercredi 05 octobre 1932
Première : mercredi 05 octobre 1932
Dernière : samedi 10 décembre 1932
Mise en scène : Harold Johnsrud
Chorégraphie :
Producteur :
Avec : George Givot, Albert Carroll, Don Barclay, Gordon Smith, Rex Weber, Ralph Locke, Lillian Fitzgerald, Francetta Malloy, Peggy Cartwright, Lloyd Nolan, Georgie Tapps, Allan Mann, The Musketeers, Charles Weidman and His Dancers (including José Limón, Letitia Ide, Cleo Atheneos, Sylvia Manning, and William Matons), The Doris Humphrey Dance Group, Sue Hastings’ Marionettes (Sue Hastings, Myrtil Turner, Frank Sullivan, and Yvonne Magna), Alfredo Rode and His Royal Tzigane Orchestra, The “Americana” Girls, Ensemble; also, Paul Davin, Renny McEvoy, Gene Hirsh, Kathryn O’Neill, John Perkins, Carl Hoppe, and Pauline Laurence

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