Give This Little Audio A Hand

Welcome to a new Musical Theatre Monday! This month, we’re celebrating Lorenz Hart, who passed away 80 years ago this week (on November 22, 1943). Hart was a talented but tormented soul who, with his pal Richard Rodgers, gave us a lot of swell, witty songs to remember him by, from great shows like On Your Toes (1936), Babes In Arms (1937), and Pal Joey (1940).

One of Rodgers & Hart’s lesser known scores is Peggy-Ann (1926), which included toe-tappers like “A Tree In The Park,” “Give This Little Girl A Hand,” and “Where’s That Rainbow.” Here’s the last — taken from an audio recording of the 2002 42nd Street Moon Production, offered here for subscribers who comment below to alert me of their private, non-commercial interest.

I’ll also throw in an untracked (previously offered) audio from a 2014 reading by UnsungMusicals. In case you missed it, here’s a sample: “Give This Little Girl A Hand.”



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

22 thoughts on “Give This Little Audio A Hand

  1. Hi, Jackson! Thanks for celebrating Hart’s work. He left us such a great legacy. I’d love to hear the two recordings you mentioned.

  2. Dear Jackson,
    Id love to hear selections from Peggy Anne. I never heard of this Rodgers and Hart show. Hope youre well

  3. Thank you so much for offering the audio of the complete Peggy Ann. I missed it the first time and have been kicking myself ever since. I have a special love for the songs of Rodgers and Hart. I can’t wait to hear it.

    Happy Thanksgiving, Jackson

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