News for “Lorenz Hart”

Rodgers And Hart’s Musical Classic ‘Pal Joey’ At Jerry Herman Ring …‎
Broadway World – Beau Higgins -
Rodgers and Hart’s Broadway classic Pal Joey comes to the University of Miami Jerry Herman Ring Theatre this spring. Running from April 13 – 23, 2011,


Kennedy Center Season to Feature Pal Joey, Cate Blanchett …‎
Playbill.com – Andrew Gans -
The season will feature a Kennedy Center-produced revival of Rodgers and Hart’s Pal Joey, directed by Christopher Ashley and featuring a


Kennedy Center Announces 2011-12 season
New York Times
… a production of the Richard Rodgers and Lorenz Hart musical “Pal Joey,” with a new book by Terrence McNally; and the Sydney Theater Company’s production …


Porchlight Music Theatre Presents ‘Rodgers, Rodgers & Guettel’ Concert, 4/4
Broadway World
A selection of Rodgers, Rodgers and Guettel pieces will be presented, including pop standards Richard Rodgers wrote with Lorenz Hart such as “My Funny Valentine,” “The Lady is a Tramp,” and “Blue Moon.”


News for “Lorenz Hart” 02/21/2011 02/27/2011

They’d Rather be Right
American Thinker
The play in question, Richard Rodgers and Lorenz Hart’s I’d Rather be Right originally debuted somewhat before that — in November 2, 1937 to be precise. Ms. Shlaes’ book and Burton W. Folsom’s 2008 study New Deal or Raw Deal? How FDR’s Economic Legacy


On Love: Song and City
Women’s Voices for Change
Rodgers and Hart wrote the song “Manhattan” in 1925, with music by Richard Rodgers and words by Lorenz Hart. The song was written for a musical revue called, Garrick Gaieties, and it became a hit. As part of the American songbook, “Manhattan” has been …

To Keep My Love Alive Music by Richard Rodgers Lyrics by Lorenz Hart

To Keep My Love Alive
Music by Richard Rodgers
Lyrics by Lorenz Hart
Written for the revival of “A Connecticut Yankee”
Introduced by Vivienne Segal

According to a story told by Richard Rodgers Vivienne Segan complained that since the song ended on a low note “‘If I have to sing that low note eight nights a week, I’ll develop balls”” Rodgers replied, ‘If you do you’ll be the only one in the show who has them.”
According to “The Rodgers and Hammerstein encyclopedia” this is the last lyric that Lorenz Hart wrote but this is not totaly true: for the revival of “A Connecticut Yankee” Rodgers asked Hart to write some new material to make the show more apealing (Herbert Fields wrote a new book as well), even if the partnership with Hart was already “broken” (in 1942 Rodgers worte Oklahoma! with Oscar Hammerstein II).

For the show they wrote 9 new songs, two of them (Elaine and I Won’t sing a song were dropped before the New York opening).  to Robert Kimbal (who edited “the Complete Lyrics of Lorenz Hart) the last song Hart wrote was I Won’t sing a song.

“To Keep My Love Alive,” the most popular song from this 135-performance production, was a new number in which Morgan le Fay (Vivienne Segal) recalls the many husbands she “bumped off.”

Lyrics:
Verse
I’ve been married, and married, and often I’ve sighed
“I’m never a bridesmaid, I’m always a bride”

I never divorced them, I hadn’t the heart
Yet remember these sweet words, “`till death do us part”

Refrain 1
I married many men, a ton of them
Because I was untrue to none of them
Because I bumped off every one of them
To keep my love alive

Sir Paul was frail, he looked a wreck to me
At night he was a horse’s neck to me
So I performed an appendectomy
To keep my love alive

Sir Thomas had insomnia, he couldn’t sleep at night
I bought a little arsenic, he’s sleeping now all right

Sir Philip played the harp, I cussed the thing
I crowned him with his harp to bust the thing
And now he plays where harps are just the thing
To keep my love alive
To keep my love alive

Refrain 2
I thought Sir George had possibilities
But his flirtations made me ill at ease
And when I’m ill at ease, I kill at ease
To keep my love alive

Sir Charles came from a sanitorium
And yelled for drinks in my emporium
I mixed one drink, he’s in memorium
To keep my love alive

Sir Francis was a singing bird, a nightingale, that’s why
I tossed him off my balcony, to see if he, could fly

Sir Atherton indulged in fratricide,
He killed his dad and that was patricide
One night I stabbed him by my mattress-side
To keep my love alive
To keep my love alive

Verse 3
I caught Sir James with his protectoress,
The rector’s wife, I mean the rectoress.
His heart stood still, angina pectoris.
To keep my love alive.

Sir Frank brought ladies to my palaces
I poured a mickey in their chalices.
While paralyzed they got paralysis.
To keep my love alive.

Sir Alfred worshipped falconry,
He used to hunt at will.
I sent him on a hunting trip;
They’re hunting for him still.

Sir Peter had an incongruity,
Collecting girls with promiscuity.
Now I’m collecting his annuity,
To keep my love alive.

Sir Ethelburg would use profanity,
His language drove me near insanity.
So once again I served humanity,
To keep my love alive.

Sir Curtis made me cook each dish he ate,
And everything his heart would wish he ate.
Until I fiddled with a fish he ate.
To keep my love alive.

Sir Marmaduke was awfully tall,
He didn’t fit in bed.
I solved that problem easily,
I just removed his head.

Sir Marc adored me with formality.
He called a kiss a immorality.
And so I gave him immortality,
To keep my love alive.
To keep my love alive!

Notes
“to pour a Mickey” or “to slip a mickey”: Tricking someone into drinking a drugged beverage or sleeping pills

News for “Lorenz Hart” 01/30/2011 02/06/2011

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NY cabaret singer, 58, dies in Deerfield Beach
Sun-Sentinel
Comparing Lorenz Hart’s lyrics with Richard Rodgers to Oscar Hammerstein’s in her 2002 show at “Falling in Love With Love: The Rodgers and Hart Story” she …


Every day is Valentine’s Day for Jane Monheit
Troy Record

… singer whose latest LP Home contains such standards as Irving Berlin’s “Isn’t It A Lovely Day” and Rodgers & Hart’s “Everything I’ve Got Belongs to You. …


10 Great Classic Movies
Screen Junkies
“Pal Joey”. The trio of Frank Sinatra (Joey Evans), Rita Hayworth (Vera Simpson), and Kim Novak (Linda English) sparkle and shine in this 1957 musical about …


CD reviews: Bassist pairs with orchestra for broad offering
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review
… originals — including a somber title track — and five others ranging from Kimbrough tunes to the Richard Rodgers-Lorenz Hart classic, “Where or When. …


PHOTO FLASH: Matthew Morrison, Chord Overstreet, et al. in February 8 Episode of FOX’s Glee
TheaterMania.com
As previously announced, the episode, entitled “Silly Love Songs,” will feature such numbers as Rodgers and Hart’s “My Funny Valentine,” Katy Perry’s .

Find Shows Near You – february and march

OPENING CLOSING SHOW THEATER INFO
2/3/2011

 

2/6/2011 Once Upon a Mattress Preston High School Bronx, NY 10465
2/8/2011 2/20/2011 I’d Rather Be Right Musicals Tonight! New York, NY 10024
http://www.musicalstonight.com/
3/11/2011

 

3/13/2011 Once Upon a Mattress Avon High School
Avon, NY 14414
3/11/2011 3/12/2011 Once Upon a Mattress Cornwall on Hudson Elementary
Cornwall On Hudson, NY 12520
3/3/2011 3/20/2011 Beguiled Again
(Rodgers & Hart review)
Temple Theatre Sanford, NC 27330
ww.templeshows.com