Whoopee! (Revised 1979)

Whoopee! (Revised 1979)

William Anthony McGuire, Gus Kahn, Walter Donaldson, Owen Davis

Whoopee! (Revised 1979)

Whoopee! (Revised 1979)

William Anthony McGuire, Gus Kahn, Walter Donaldson, Owen Davis

Overview

The musical comedy Whoopee! premiered on Broadway in 1928, and introduced the hit song "Love Me or Leave Me," sung by Ruth Etting. The show is set in California and involves Sally Morgan, who is getting married to Bob Wells, a local rancher, even though she is in love with Wanenis, whose part-Native American background presents difficulties. Sally leaves town, hitching a ride with a hypochondriac who loses control when the rancher sets out after his runaway wife. The score includes the hit songs "Makin' Whoopee," "Yes Sir, That's My Baby" and "Love Me Or Leave Me."

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  • Genre: Farce, Period
  • Time Period: 1920s
  • Cast Attributes: Expandable casting
  • Target Audience: Appropriate for all audiences

Authors

William Anthony McGuire

WILLIAM ANTHONY McGUIRE was born in Chicago on July 9, 1885. Although he wrote and directed a few non-musical plays, he was best known for his musicals, especially those produced by Ziegfeld. Three of them – all big hits – opened in 1928: Rosalie, starring Marilyn Miller, The ...

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Gus Kahn

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Walter Donaldson

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Owen Davis

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