Come Catch These Errant Nymphs!

Welcome to a new Musical Theatre Monday! This month marks the 130th anniversary of Cole Porter’s birth, and to celebrate, I’m offering — for subscribers who comment below to alert me of their interest — three audios from one of his greatest lesser-known scores: Nymph Errant, which opened in London with Gertrude Lawrence in 1933.

The show’s American debut didn’t occur until 49 years later, when it was produced in 1982 at the Equity Library Theatre. Now’s your chance to hear that production, courtesy of a complete audio. Here’s an excerpt — Kathleen Mahoney-Bennett with the classic “The Physician.”

The other two audios I have come from the 1989 Shaw Festival production and the 1999 Chichester Festival Production. From the latter, here’s Marilyn Cutts and the girls with “Experiment” — presented in honor of the great Cole Porter. Enjoy!



Come back next month for another musical rarity! And stay tuned tomorrow for more Barney Miller!

32 thoughts on “Come Catch These Errant Nymphs!

  1. I love your wide-ranging interests! Because I share them. Looking forward to more Cole Porter (my fellow Hoosier) and more Barney Miller (my favorite TV of all time).
    Thank you so much . . .

    • Hi, sumogrrl! Thanks for reading and commenting.

      I appreciate the kind words — stay tuned for more BARNEY MILLER and be sure to check out our past Porter posts, if you haven’t already.

      And let me know if you’re interested in receiving access to these NYMPH ERRANT audios!

    • Hi, John! Thanks for reading and commenting.

      Yes, this one’s a rarity! Let me know if you’re interested in receiving access to these three audios.

  2. Thanks for posting about this gem of a show, Jackson. Interesting that it’s had a number of professional productions over the years and yet still remains quite obscure. Would love to hear the three productions you mentioned—thanks!

  3. Hi, Jackson! I’d love to hear the audios of this show. Thanks for the generous offer!

    • Hi, Paul! Thanks for reading and commenting.

      I have emailed you at your yahoo address for access to these audios.

  4. Hi Jackson, thanks for this post for Cole’s birthday. 130 wow and still the best as are your posts. I would love to hear these audios. Experiment is one of my favorite songs.

  5. I worked on a production of Kiss Me Kate when I was 14 years old, and that started a lifetime of love for Cole Porter. Nymph Errant is indeed lesser known, even to me, except for the song The Physician, which I know from Julie Andrews’ hilarious rendition in “Star!” Please send! Thanks for all the wonderful recordings I have saved in my Jackson Folder!

      • Hi Jackson

        More Cole Porter please. I enjoy discovering the “new” amongst the old. So please send the links to the audios.

        Thanks so much.


  6. This is one of my favorite Cole Porter scores – based on the 1989 Drury Lane recording. I’d love to have access to another production. Many thanks!

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