Babes in Arms (Guare Version)

Babes in Arms (Guare Version)

by: Richard Rodgers, Lorenz Hart, John Guare

by: Richard Rodgers, Lorenz Hart, John Guare

Babes in Arms (Guare Version)

Babes in Arms (Guare Version)

by: Richard Rodgers, Lorenz Hart, John Guare

by: Richard Rodgers, Lorenz Hart, John Guare

Overview

In this John Guare adaptation of the classic Rodgers and Hart musical, Valentine and his teenage friends find themselves unsupervised while their folks hit the vaudeville summer circuit. The local sheriff, regarding the kids as indolent loafers, threatens to send them to a work farm. But the determined kids talk the sheriff into a two-week reprieve — just enough time to produce their own show and prove their mettle. The old-fashioned virtues of this early musical comedy are peppered with socio-political issues and a sophisticated jocularity, maintaining the show's delights more than eight decades after its creation.

The 1959 adaptation by George Oppenheimer is also available. 

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Details

  • Genre: Romantic Comedy
  • Time Period: 1930s
  • Cast Attributes: Roles for Teens, Roles for Children, Strong Role for Leading Man (Star Vehicle), Strong Role for Leading Woman (Star Vehicle)
  • Target Audience: Appropriate for all audiences

Authors

Richard Rodgers

Richard Rodgers' contribution to the musical theatre of his day was extraordinary, and his influence on the musical theatre of today and tomorrow is legendary. His career spanned more than six decades, his hits ranging from the silver screens of Hollywood to the bright lights of Broadway, London and beyond. He was ...

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Lorenz Hart

Lorenz Hart was born in New York City on May 2, 1895, the oldest of two sons of Frieda and Max Hart. Hart graduated from Columbia Grammar School and attended the Columbia School of Journalism. In the late teens a mutual friend introduced Hart to composer Richard Rodgers. Rodgers & Hart began their career writing ...

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John Guare

John Guare's plays include Lydie Breeze; Bosoms and Neglect; The House of Blue Leaves, which won an Obie and NY Drama Critics Circle Award for the Best American Play of 1970-71 and four Tonys in its 1986 Lincoln Center revival; and Six Degrees of Separation, which received the NY Dra ...

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