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!