Revue (1931)


Musique: Harry Revel
Paroles: Mack Gordon
Livret: *** Revue
Production à la création:

The revue was the first of five black revues and musicals to open during the season, and it was followed by Singin’ the Blues, Sugar Hill, Blackberries of 1932, and Yeah Man.

The black revue Fast and Furious lasted just one week on Broadway, but it included some interesting names and a sketch or two that sound amusing. Zora Neale Hurston was one of the performers and sketch writers, and another cast member was comedian Jackie Mabley, before she adopted “Moms” as her first name. One sketch spoofed Macbeth (the program credited the sequence to both John Wells and one “Wm. Shakespeare”), and it must have been amusing to watch Mabley as Lady Macbeth. There were also sketches about bootleggers (“The Silent Bootlegger”), a spoof of The Band Wagon, a dance number that no doubt hoped to introduce a new dance craze (“Rumbatism,” sung by Mabley), and an elaborate closing sequence that looked at Heaven and Hell. There was even a skit titled “Pansies” (which included the song “Pansies on Parade,” four male dancers called the “Dancing Pansies,” and various male flowers named “Orchid,” “Violet,” “Lily,” and such), and one can only imagine where that one went.

1 Fast and Furious peut-être considéré comme un Flop musical



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Fast and Furious (1931-09-New Yorker Theatre-Broadway)

Type de série: Original
Théâtre: Studio 54 (Broadway - Etats-Unis)
Durée :
Nombre : 7 représentations
Première Preview : mardi 15 septembre 1931
Première : mardi 15 septembre 1931
Dernière : samedi 19 septembre 1931
Mise en scène : Forbes Randolph
Chorégraphie :
Producteur :
Avec : Tim Moore, Clinton (Dusty) Fletcher, Etta Moten, Jackie (“Moms”) Mabley, Baby Goins, Melva Boden, Neeka Shaw, Al Richard; Lois Deppe, Ofelia Diaz, Edna Guy, Juano Hernandez, Gilbert Holland, Zora Neale Hurston, Midgie Lane, Russell Lee, Antonio Machin, Lee (“Boots”) Marshall, Lloyd Mitchell, Earl Shanks, Russell Shaw, Grace Smith, Clarence Todd, Joe Willis, Hemsley (possibly Helmsley) Winfield, Lily (“Pantop” [possibly “Pontop”]) Yuen, The J. Rosamond Johnson Quartet; The Forbes Randolph Choir: Girls—Sibol Cain, Ruby Elzy, Gladys Freeland, Ruby Greene, Marion Hairston, Rosina LeFroy, Emma Maitland, Julia Mitchell, Billy Wallace, Aurelia Wheeldin; Boys—Cecil Burrows, Jean Donnell, Maurice Ellis, L. Chappelle Glenn, Clement D. Hall, Larri Loerear, Penman Lovingood, Alexander O. Moody, Carl H. Taylor, Frederic A. Wheeldin; Dancing Girls: Doris Alexander, Juanita Boisseau, Bertie Boyd, Thelma Brunder, Mary Goodwin, Marion Green, Virginia Groves, Chickita Martin, Inez Persaud, Carolyne Rich, Edna Richardson, Evelyn Sheppard, Katherine Upshur, Wilhelmina Wade, Pearl White, Grace Hall, Cleopatra Ward, and possibly Dorothy Walker; Dancing Boys: Edward Jones, Thomas Smith, Frank Walker, Maurice Young

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