Rodgers & Hart’s Sweetheart

Welcome to a new Musical Theatre Monday! This month we’re returning to the Rodgers & Hart well for an audio of a show that we first discussed here a while back: America’s Sweetheart (1931), which opened 90 years ago this month! One of my favorite lesser-known scores by this famous duo, America’s Sweetheart is a Hollywood parody loaded with marvelous songs that only this pair could write — “I’ve Got Five Dollars,” “We’ll Be The Same,” “There’s So Much More,” “How About It,” “A Lady Must Live,” and “I Want A Man” (among many others).

I previously offered access to an audio of a 1995 Off-Broadway concert production. (See this post for excerpts). I’ll throw that in the mix this time as well — for subscribers who comment below to alert me of their interest — along with an audio of Musicals Tonight!’s 2014 showing. Here’s a clip from the latter — the not-yet-recorded “You Ain’t Got No Savoir Faire.”

 

 

Come back next month for another musical rarity!

34 thoughts on “Rodgers & Hart’s Sweetheart

  1. I would definitely like the audios of this show, please. Rogers and Hart are right up there with Porter and Gershwin on my favorite composers list. Thanks for making this available.

  2. Hi, Jackson! I’d love to hear the MT! recording of this show. Thanks for shining a spotlight on this score, which deserves to be better known.

  3. I would be most happy to get the recording of America’s Sweetheart. Anything that I need to do. Were you referring to Mel Miller’s Musicals Tonight. I must have missed this show somehow since I had rarely missed a production. Anyway, I never miss your twice a week column. Currently rewatching 77 Sunset Strip. fun show

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