My One and Only

My One and Only

Music and Lyrics by George Gershwin and Ira Gershwin
Book by Peter Stone and Timothy S. Mayer

Original Staging and Choreography by Thommie Walsh and Tommy Tune
Original Broadway Production produced by Paramount Theatre Productions, Francine LeFrak, Kenneth John Productions, Jonathan Farkas, Bernard Carragher, Obie Bailey, Bernard Bailey and Lewis Allen

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My One and Only

My One and Only

Music and Lyrics by George Gershwin and Ira Gershwin
Book by Peter Stone and Timothy S. Mayer

Original Staging and Choreography by Thommie Walsh and Tommy Tune
Original Broadway Production produced by Paramount Theatre Productions, Francine LeFrak, Kenneth John Productions, Jonathan Farkas, Bernard Carragher, Obie Bailey, Bernard Bailey and Lewis Allen

Overview

In 1927 America, Captain Billy Buck Chandler, a barnstorming aviator, falls for Edith Herbert, a former English Channel swimmer and the star of Prince Nicolai Erraclyovitch Tchatchavadze’s International Aquacade. Billy, who plans to be the first man to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean, hopes to win Edith’s hand by taking a crash course in sophistication at Mr. Magix’ Tonsorial and Sartorial Emporial. Billy’s wisecracking female mechanic, Mickey, adds a bit of sass as a series of escapades and misadventures keep the potential lovers from finding happiness.

In addition to the title tune, the score includes “‘’S Wonderful,” “Funny Face,” “I Can’t Be Bothered Now,” “He Loves and She Loves,” “Strike Up the Band,” “Nice Work If You Can Get It” and “Kickin’ the Clouds Away.”

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Details

  • Genre: Romantic Comedy
  • Time Period: 1920s
  • Cast Attributes: Expandable casting, Strong Role for Leading Man (Star Vehicle)
  • Target Audience: Appropriate for all audiences

Authors

George Gershwin

George Gershwin was born in Brooklyn on September 26, 1898, and began his musical training when he was 13. At 16, he quit high school to work as a "song plugger" for a music publisher, and soon he was writing songs himself. "Swanee," as introduced by Al Jolson, brought George ...

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Ira Gershwin

Ira Gershwin, the first songwriter to be awarded the Pulitzer Prize, was born in New York City on December 6, 1896. In 1917 The Evening Sun published his first song (“You May Throw All The Rice You Desire But Please, Friends, Throw No Shoes”). Four years later, Ira enjoyed hi ...

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Peter Stone

Peter Stone (1930-2003) was the first writer to win the Tony, the Oscar and the Emmy. With 15 Broadway productions to his credit, he received Tony Awards for his books to 1776, Woman Of The Year, The Will Rogers Follies and Titanic (all four also winning the Tony for Best Mus ...

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Timothy S. Mayer

Timothy S. Mayer (1944-1988) divided his time between business and the arts. He won the Phyllis Anderson Award at Harvard, where he founded the Agassiz Theatre Company with Thomas Babe, and to which he returned in 1981 as Artist-in-Residence. He was Levine Senior Fellow at Ya ...
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