George M!

George M!

Music and Lyrics by George M. Cohan
Book by Michael Stewart and John and Francine Pascal
Lyrics and Musical Revisions by Mary Cohan

Produced on Broadway by David Black, Konrad Matthaei and Lorin E. Price
Directed and Choreographed for Broadway by Joe Layton

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George M!

George M!

Music and Lyrics by George M. Cohan
Book by Michael Stewart and John and Francine Pascal
Lyrics and Musical Revisions by Mary Cohan

Produced on Broadway by David Black, Konrad Matthaei and Lorin E. Price
Directed and Choreographed for Broadway by Joe Layton

Overview

George M! recounts the life story of George M. Cohan, a giant of the American musical theater who penned songs like “Yankee Doodle Dandy,” “Over There,” “You’re A Grand Old Flag,” and “Give My Regards to Broadway.” In his triumphant career, Cohan helped transform the Broadway musical from a slapdash patchwork of songs and sketches into a streamlined, book-driven musical story. Covering a sixty-year period from his childhood in vaudeville through his towering success on Broadway, George M! presents a rousing, tuneful portrait of this legendary song-and-dance man.

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Details

  • Genre: Biography, Period
  • Time Period: 1930s, 1920s, 1910s / WWI, 1900-1910, 19th Century
  • Cast Attributes: Expandable casting, Strong Role for Leading Man (Star Vehicle)
  • Target Audience: Appropriate for all audiences

Authors

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George M. Cohan

Michael Stewart

Michael Stewart (1924-1987) scored on Broadway the first time when he won a Tony Award for his Bye Bye Birdie libretto. He was the librettist for Carnival (Drama Critics Circle Award) and Hello, Dolly!, which earned him both a Tony and Drama Critics prize. Stewart also wrote ...

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John Pascal

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Francine Pascal

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Mary Cohan

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