Babes in Arms

Infobox Musical
name=Babes in Arms


caption=Original Broadway Logo
music=Richard Rodgers
lyrics=Lorenz Hart
book=Richard Rodgers and Lorenz Hart
basis=
productions= 1937 Broadway
1939 film
awards=

"Babes in Arms" is a 1937 musical theater production which tells the story of a boy who puts on a show to avoid being sent to a work farm. It has as music by Richard Rodgers, lyrics by Lorenz Hart and book by Rodgers and Hart.

The 1937 Broadway production

The show opened at the Shubert Theatre on Broadway, in New York, New York on April 14, 1937 and ran for 289 performances. (It transferred to the Majestic Theatre on October 25, 1937).

Cast:
* "Billie Smith" played by Mitzi Green
* "Val Lamar" played by Ray Heatherton
* "Peter" played by Duke McHale
* "Baby Rose" played by Wynn Murray
* "Ivor DeQuincy" played by Harold Nicholas
* "Irving DeQuincy" played by Fayard Nicholas
* "Marshall Blackstone" played by Alfred Drake

Several songs in "Babes in Arms" became pop standards, amongst them the title song; "Where or When"; "My Funny Valentine"; "The Lady is a Tramp"; "Johnny One Note" and "I Wish I Were in Love Again".

The songs from the original Broadway play

* "Babes in Arms"
* "I Wish I Were in Love Again"
* "Light on Our Feet"
* "Way out West"
* "Imagine"
* "All At Once"
* "Johnny One Note"
* "The Lady Is a Tramp"
* "My Funny Valentine"
* "Where or When"
* "You Are So Fair"

External links

* [http://www.thejudyroom.com/discography/soundtracks/babesbway.html The Judy Garland Online Discography "Babes In Arms" pages.]


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