Musical (1925)


Musique: Jerome Kern
Paroles: Oscar Hammerstein II • Otto Harbech
Livret: Oscar Hammerstein II • Otto Harbech
Production à la création:

This show was the follow-up to the 1920 hit musical Sally, both starring Marilyn Miller in the title roles, and it was Kern's first musical together with Hammerstein. Sunny also became a hit, with its original Broadway production in 1925 running for 517 performances. The London production starred Binnie Hale.

It is essentially a love story, centring around three couples, and, as with all the best romances, ends happily.

In love with Tim, and seeking escape from a forced marriage to Mr Wendell-Wendell, Sunny stows away on a liner leaving for New York, on which Tom is travelling with his fiancée Marcia. On realising that she will be refused entry to America, Sunny arranges to marry Tom's friend, Jim, with the understanding that they will divorce as soon as she has her entry permit. Jim agrees, but is worried about the effect on his English girl friend, Weenie.

After many problems, Sunny and Jim realise that they love each other, and in the final scene at the Hunt Ball, Weenie and Mr Wendell-Wendell agree to marry, and Tom and Marcia announce their engagement.


The musical premiered on Broadway at the New Amsterdam Theatre on September 22, 1925. The musical was produced by Charles Dillingham and directed by Hassard Short, with scenic and costume design by James Reynolds. The cast included Marilyn Miller as Sunny, Jack Donahue as Jim Deering, Clifton Webb as Harold Harcourt Wendell-Wendell, Mary Hay as "Weenie" Winters, Joseph Cawthorn, Paul Frawley as Tom Warren, Cliff Edwards, Pert KeMoss & Fontana, Esther Howard as Sue Warren, Dorothy Francis, and the George Olsen Orchestra.[1] Dances for Marilyn Miller were staged by Fred Astaire. The musical closed on December 11, 1929 after 517 performances.

The musical was produced in London at the London Hippodrome starting in October 1926. The musical starred Binnie Hale as Sunny and Jack Buchanan as Jim Deming. Buchanan was also the choreographer, with direction by Charles Mast.


"Sunny"
"Who?"
"Let's Say Good Night Till It's Morning"
"D'Ye Love Me?"
"Two Little Bluebirds"
"I Might Grow Fond of You"
"I've looked for trouble"

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Version 1

Sunny (1922-09-New Amsterdam Theatre-Broadway)

Type de série: Original
Théâtre: New Amsterdam Theatre (Broadway - Etats-Unis)
Durée : 1 an 2 mois 2 semaines
Nombre : 517 représentations
Première Preview : Inconnu
Première : mardi 22 septembre 1925
Dernière : samedi 11 décembre 1926
Mise en scène : Hassard Short
Chorégraphie : Julian Mitchell
Producteur :

Version 2

Sunny (1926-10-Hippodrome-London)

Type de série: Original London
Théâtre: Hippodrome (The) (Londres - Angleterre)
Durée : 9 mois 1 semaine
Nombre : 364 représentations
Première Preview : jeudi 07 octobre 1926
Première : jeudi 07 octobre 1926
Dernière : samedi 16 juillet 1927
Mise en scène : Charles Mast
Chorégraphie : Jack Buchanan
Producteur :
Avec : Binnie Hale (Sunny Peters), Jack Buchanan (Jim Deming), Claude Hulbert (Harold Wendell), Elsie Randolph (Weenie Winters), Nicholas Adams (Siegfried Peters), Jack Hobbs (Tom Warren), Sam Macrae (Sam).

Version 3

Sunny (1930-11-Film)

Type de série: Film
Théâtre: *** Film (*** - ***)
Durée :
Nombre :
Première Preview : Inconnu
Première : dimanche 09 novembre 1930
Dernière : Inconnu
Mise en scène : William A. Seiter
Chorégraphie :
Producteur :
Avec : Marilyn Miller (Sunny Peters), Lawrence Gray (Tom Warren), Joe Donahue (James Denning), O. P. Heggie (Mr. Peters), Inez Courtney (Weenie), Barbara Bedford (Margaret Manners), Judith Vosselli (Sue Warren), Clyde Cook (Sam), Mackenzie Ward (Harold Harcourt Wendell-Wendell)

Version 4

Sunny (1941-05-Film)

Type de série:
Théâtre: *** Film (*** - ***)
Durée :
Nombre :
Première Preview : Inconnu
Première : vendredi 30 mai 1941
Dernière : Inconnu
Mise en scène : Herbert Wilcox
Chorégraphie :
Producteur :
Avec : Anna Neagle (Sunny O'Sullivan), Ray Bolger (Bunny Billings), John Carroll (Larry Warren), Edward Everett Horton (Henry Bates), Grace Hartman (Juliet Runnymede), Paul Hartman (Egghead), Frieda Inescort (Elizabeth Warren), Helen Westley (Aunt Barbara), Benny Rubin (Maj. Montgomery Sloan), Muggins Davies as Muggins), Richard Lane as Reporter), Martha Tilton as Queen of Hearts), Torben Meyer as Jean (head waiter))

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