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Guy Bolton

GUY BOLTON

  (1884 - 1979)

Nationality:    British
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Guy Reginald Bolton (23 November 1884 - 4 September 1979) was a British-American playwright and writer of musical comedies. Born in England and educated in France and the U.S., he trained as an architect but turned to writing. Bolton preferred working in collaboration with others, principally the English writers P. G. Wodehouse and Fred Thompson, with whom he wrote 21 and 14 shows respectively, and the American playwright George Middleton, with whom he wrote ten shows. Among his other collaborators in Britain were George Grossmith Jr., Ian Hay and Weston and Lee. In the U.S., he worked with George and Ira Gershwin, Kalmar and Ruby and Oscar Hammerstein II. Bolton is best known for his early work on the Princess Theatre musicals during the First World War with Wodehouse and the composer Jerome Kern. These shows moved the American musical away from the traditions of European operetta to small scale, intimate productions with what the Oxford Encyclopaedia of Popular Music calls, "smart and witty integrated books and lyrics, considered to be a watershed in the evolution of the American musical." Among his 50 plays and musicals, most of which were considered "frothy confections", additional hits included Primrose(1924), the Gershwins' Lady, Be Good (1925), and especially Cole Porter's Anything Goes (1935). Bolton also wrote stage adaptations of novels by Henry James and Somerset Maugham, and wrote three novels on his own and a fourth in collaboration with Bernard Newman. He worked on screenplays for such films as Ambassador Bill (1931) and Easter Parade (1948), and published four novels, Flowers for the Living (with Bernard Newman, 1958), The Olympians (1961), The Enchantress (1964), and Gracious Living (1966). With Wodehouse, he wrote a joint memoir of their Broadway years, entitled Bring on the Girls! (1953). - Wiki

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        90 In the Shade         Adam And Eva         Anastasia         Ankles Aweigh         Anya         Anything Goes         Cave Girl, The         Chicken Feed         Child Of Fortune         Children         Come On, Jeeves         Countess Maritza         Crazy For You         Daffy Dill         Ever Yours         Fallen Idol, The         Five Million, The         Five O'Clock Girl, The         Follow the Girls         Girl Behind the Gun, The         Girl Crazy         Give Me A Ring         Grounds For Divorce         Have A Heart         Hit-the-Trail-Holiday         Hold On To Your Hats         Hotel Mouse, The         Jackpot         Kissing Time         Lady, Be Good         Larger Than Life         Leave It To Jane         Light Of the World, The         Miss 1917         Miss Springtime         Music At Midnight         Nightcap, The         Nobody Home         Nobody's Business         Oh Kay         Oh! Lady! Lady!         Oh, Boy         Oh, My Dear!         Polly Preferred         Polly With A Past         Primrose         Rainbow Square         Ramblers, The         Rio Rita         Riviera Girl, The         Rosalie         Rose Of China, The         Rule Of Three         Sally         Simple Simon         Sitting Pretty         Song Of Sixpence, A         Tangerine         Tip-Toes         Very Good Eddie         Wild Rose



90 In the Shade

Synopsis:
Setting: amorillo Island, Philippine archipelago

Notes:
Music by Jerome Kern; Book by Guy Bolton; Lyrics by Harry B. Smith; Additional lyrics by Clare Kummer And Guy Bolton; Additional music by Clare Kummer And P.H. Christine

1st Produced:
Knickerbocker Theatre, NY    25 jan 1915

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Genre:
Musical

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Male:  -            Female:  -            Other:  -

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Adam And Eva

Synopsis:
James King a wealthy rubber manufacturer is fed up with his family and how they lead useless lives and spend his money. He leaves for one of his plantations in South America and puts his PA, Adam, in charge of his family. Adam stops all the bank accounts. He lets it be known that the family is bankrupt - this is to get rid of the gold diggers who surround eva, the daughter. He moves the family to a little farm and they raise chickens and bottle honey. James arrives back to find a happy and content family and Adam engaged to eva

Notes:
Written by Guy Bolton And George Middleton

1st Produced:
Longacre Theater, New York    7196

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Genre:
Comedy

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Male:  -            Female:  -            Other:  -

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Anastasia

Synopsis:
a waif attempts to persuade the Dowager empress of Russia that she is her granddaughter and beneficiary to ten million pounds

Notes:
Original Playwright - Marcelle Maurette

1st Produced:
Theatre Royal, Windsor    04 May 1953

Organisations:
-

1st Published:
Bakers Plays, New York, 1956   -

Music:
-

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Genre:
One act

Parts:
Male:  8            Female:  5            Other:  -

Further Reference:
Wearing - the London Stage 53.175

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Ankles Aweigh

Ankles Aweigh
a Hollywood movie company are filming in Sicily. their star Wynne violates a clause in her contract and marries a sailor Bill. To escape the wrath of her employers Wynne disguises herself as a sailor and gets on board Bill's ship. It sails to Morocco where Bill is accused of being a spy

Notes:
Music by Sammy Fain; Lyrics by Dan Shapiro; Book by Guy Bolton And Eddie Davis

1st Produced:
Mark Helliger Theater, New York    18 Apr 1955

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Music:
Original cast recording: Decca (DL-9025) 1955

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Genre:
Musical. - - Gay/Lesbian, of interest

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Male:  -            Female:  -            Other:  -

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Anya

Anya
1926 and former Cossack General Bounine discovers a patient in a mental institution. She claims that she is anastasia one of the daughters of the Czar and that she survived the execution of her family. Bounine thinks he can make money by exploiting her and her claims but anya starts to get better and remembers things only the real anastasia could know. She is introduced to the Dowager empress, the grandmother of anastasia and she claims that it is indeed her grand-daughter.

Notes:
by George Abbott And Guy Bolton, music And lyrics by Robert Wright And George Forrest, Adaptation of the play Anastasia by Marcelle Maurette And Bolton Also known As "the Anastasia Game" And "the Anastasia Affaire"

1st Produced:
Ziegfeld Theatre, New York    29 Nov 1965

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1st Published:
-   -

Music:
Original cast recording:United artists ( UaS-5133)

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Genre:
Musical

Parts:
Male:  6            Female:  2            Other:  various female voices

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Anything Goes

Anything Goes
Billy Crocker falls in love with a young girl he shares a taxi with. His boss is going to england aboard the S.S. American and Billy goes to see him off. He spots the young girl going aboard - she is heiress Hope Harcourt travelling with her mother and fiance. Billy determines to get on board and is aided by two members of Snake eyes Johnson's gang who have disguised themselves as a clergyman and a missionary worker. Snake eyes has not turned up so they give his passport and ticket to Billy. On board Billy professes his love for Hope and she for him but says that she must marry her fiance for financial reasons. the ship's captain receives a wire to alert him to the fact that a wanted gangster is on board

Notes:
Music by Cole Porter; Lyrics by Cole Porter; Book by Guy Bolton And P. G. Wodehouse; Book revised by Howard Lindsay And Russell Crouse

1st Produced:
Alvin Theater, New York    21 Nov 1934

Organisations:
-

1st Published:
-   -

Music:
Original cast recording: Smithsonian (R-007) 1934

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Genre:
Musical

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Male:  -            Female:  -            Other:  -

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Cave Girl, The

Synopsis:
Setting: an isolated camp in Northern Maine

Notes:
Written by George Middleton And Guy Bolton

1st Produced:
Longacre Theater, New York    1920

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Genre:
Comedy

Parts:
Male:  -            Female:  -            Other:  -

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Chicken Feed

Synopsis:
Setting: Danny's living room, the Logan home, and the Office of the Kester Kosy Kottage Kompany

Notes:
-

1st Produced:
Little Theatre, NY    1924

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Genre:
Comedy

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Child Of Fortune

Synopsis:
a penniless english girl. a penniless American journalist. a lovely and very rich American girl who has a fatal disease.

Notes:
Based on "Wings of A Dove" by Henry James

1st Produced:
Royale Theater, New York    1956

Organisations:
-

1st Published:
Dramatists Play Service   -

Music:
-

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Genre:
Play/Drama

Parts:
Male:  6            Female:  5            Other:  -

Further Reference:
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Children

Synopsis:
-

Notes:
Written by Guy Bolton And Tom Carlton

1st Produced:
Bandbox Theatre, NY    1915

Organisations:
the Washington Square Players

1st Published:
-   -

Music:
-

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Come On, Jeeves

Synopsis:
-

Notes:
written by Guy Bolton And P G Wodehouse. Also known As "Ring For Jeeves"

1st Produced:
-    -

Organisations:
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1st Published:
evans, London,    -

Music:
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-

Parts:
Male:  5            Female:  4            Other:  -

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Countess Maritza

Synopsis:
-

Notes:
Music by emmerich Kalman; lyrics And book by Guy Bolton; Fred Thompson

1st Produced:
Pitt Stadium, Pittsburg    1947

Organisations:
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1st Published:
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Genre:
Musical

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Crazy For You

Crazy For You
Setting: New York City and Nevada in the 1930s. Bobby Child the heir of a wealthy banking family is hooked on the theatre. He has been told by his family he must marry Irene but he does not want to. He sent to Deadrock to foreclose a theatre because the mortgage payments are over due. Polly Baker is the daughter of the theatre's owner and she has threatened to see off anyone who comes from the bank. When she meets Bobby it is love at first sight. . .

Notes:
Music by George Gershwin; Lyrics by Ira Gershwin; Book by Ken Ludwig; Conceived by Ken Ludwig And Mike Ockrent; Inspired by material by Guy Bolton And John McGowan

1st Produced:
Washington D.C.    1991

Organisations:
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1st Published:
-   -

Music:
Original cast recording: Capitol: (54618) 1992

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Genre:
Musical

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Male:  -            Female:  -            Other:  -

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Daffy Dill

Synopsis:
Setting: Down Town, New York and California

Notes:
Music by Herbert P. Stothart; Book by Guy Bolton And Oscar Hammerstein II; Lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II

1st Produced:
apollo Theatre, NY    1922

Organisations:
-

1st Published:
-   -

Music:
-

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Genre:
Musical

Parts:
Male:  -            Female:  -            Other:  -

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Ever Yours

Synopsis:
-

Notes:
Music And lyrics by Cole Porter; book by Guy Bolton. Based on the stage play "the Spell" by Lilli Hatvany

1st Produced:
Unproduced    1933

Organisations:
-

1st Published:
-   -

Music:
-

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Genre:
Musical

Parts:
Male:  -            Female:  -            Other:  -

Further Reference:
-

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Fallen Idol, The

Synopsis:
-

Notes:
-

1st Produced:
Comedy Theatre, NY    1915

Organisations:
-

1st Published:
-   -

Music:
-

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Genre:
Play/Drama

Parts:
Male:  5            Female:  2            Other:  -

Further Reference:
-

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Five Million, The

Synopsis:
Setting: School Room at Clinton Falls, N.Y.; Law Offices of Weaver & Weaver; Dining Room of Monahan's Boarding House

Notes:
Written by Guy Bolton And Frank Mandel

1st Produced:
Lyric Theatre, NY    1919

Organisations:
-

1st Published:
-   -

Music:
-

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Genre:
Comedy

Parts:
Male:  -            Female:  -            Other:  -

Further Reference:
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Five O'Clock Girl, The

Synopsis:
a rich playboy becomes acquainted with a shop girl after an anonymous telephone call

Notes:
Music by Harry Ruby; lyrics by Bert Kalmar; book by Guy Bolton; Fred Thompson

1st Produced:
44th Street Theatre, New York    10 Oct 1927

Organisations:
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1st Published:
-   -

Music:
-

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Genre:
Musical

Parts:
Male:  -            Female:  -            Other:  -

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Follow the Girls

Synopsis:
A striptease artiste becomes a great hit at a servicemens club

Notes:
Music and lyrics by Phil Charing; Milton Pascal; Dan Shapiro; book by Guy Bolton; Fred Thompson

1st Produced:
New Century Theatre, New York    08 Apr 1944

Organisations:
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1st Published:
-   -

Music:
-

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Genre:
Musical

Parts:
Male:  -            Female:  -            Other:  -

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Girl Behind the Gun, The

Synopsis:
-

Notes:
Music by Ivan Caryll; Book by Guy Bolton And P. G. Wodehouse; Lyrics by Guy Bolton And P. G. Wodehouse

1st Produced:
New amsterdam Theatre, NY    1918

Organisations:
-

1st Published:
-   -

Music:
-

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Genre:
Musical

Parts:
Male:  -            Female:  -            Other:  -

Further Reference:
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Girl Crazy

Girl Crazy
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Notes:
Music by George Gershwin; lyrics by Ira Gershwin; book by Guy Bolton; John McGowan

1st Produced:
Alvin Theatre, New York    14 Oct 1930

Organisations:
-

1st Published:
-   -

Music:
Studio cast recording: Columbia (SK 60704) 1951

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Genre:
Musical

Parts:
Male:  -            Female:  -            Other:  -

Further Reference:
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Give Me A Ring

Synopsis:
Peggy has a blind date with radio star Cliff. Jack has a blind date with Toni. They are all meeting at the Porchester Hotel but each one ends up with the wrong partner

Notes:
Music by Martin Broones; lyrics by Graham John; book by Guy Bolton; Bert Lee; R P Weston

1st Produced:
London Hippodrome    22 Jun 1933

Organisations:
-

1st Published:
-   -

Music:
-

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Genre:
Musical

Parts:
Male:  -            Female:  -            Other:  -

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Grounds For Divorce

Synopsis:
Setting: the Sorbiers' apartment in Paris

Notes:
Written by Guy Bolton; from the Hungarian of ernest Vajda

1st Produced:
Empire Theatre, NY    1924

Organisations:
-

1st Published:
-   -

Music:
-

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Genre:
Play/Drama

Parts:
Male:  4            Female:  5            Other:  -

Further Reference:
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Have A Heart

Have A Heart
Setting: Blueport, Rhode Island

Notes:
Music by Jerome Kern; Book by Guy Bolton And P. G. Wodehouse; Lyrics by Guy Bolton And P. G. Wodehouse

1st Produced:
Liberty Theatre, NY    11 Jan 1917

Organisations:
-

1st Published:
-   -

Music:
-

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Genre:
Musical

Parts:
Male:  -            Female:  -            Other:  -

Further Reference:
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Hit-the-Trail-Holiday

Synopsis:
-

Notes:
Written by George M. Cohan; Suggested by George Middleton; Based on Guy Bolton

1st Produced:
astor Theatre, Ny    1915

Organisations:
-

1st Published:
-   -

Music:
-

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Hold On To Your Hats

Hold On To Your Hats
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Notes:
Music by Burton Lane; lyrics by e Y Harburg; book by Guy Bolton; Matt Brooks; Eddie Davis

1st Produced:
Shubert Theatre, New York    14865

Organisations:
-

1st Published:
-   -

Music:
Studio cast recording: Painted Smiles (120) 1980

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Musical

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Male:  -            Female:  -            Other:  -

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Hotel Mouse, The

Synopsis:
Setting: Wally's Suite and the Gardens at the Hotel des anglais, Terrace of Don esteban's Villa

Notes:
Book by Guy Bolton; Lyrics by Clifford Grey; Music by Armand Vecsey And Ivan Caryll; Based on A French comedy by Marcel Gerbidon And Paul Armont

1st Produced:
Shubert Theatre, NY    1922

Organisations:
-

1st Published:
-   -

Music:
-

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Genre:
Musical

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Male:  -            Female:  -            Other:  -

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Jackpot

Synopsis:
Setting: atwater College

Notes:
Music by Vernon Duke; Lyrics by Howard Dietz; Book by Guy Bolton, Sidney Sheldon And Ben Roberts

1st Produced:
Alvin Theatre, NY    1944

Organisations:
-

1st Published:
-   -

Music:
-

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Genre:
comedy Musical

Parts:
Male:  -            Female:  -            Other:  -

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Kissing Time

Kissing Time
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Notes:
Music by Ivan Carryl; lyrics by Clifford Grey; book by Guy Bolton; P G Wodehouse

1st Produced:
Winter Garden Theatre, New York    1919

Organisations:
-

1st Published:
Chappell 1919   -

Music:
-

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Genre:
Musical

Parts:
Male:  -            Female:  -            Other:  -

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Lady, Be Good

Lady, Be Good
Setting: Beacon Hill, Rhode Island and eastern Harbor, Connecticut. Dick and Susie Trevor are penniless siblings evicted from their Rhode Island mansion. Dick is determined to many the wealthy Josephine Vandewater in order to return to solvency but Susie is equally determined to save Dick from a loveless marriage by posing as a Spanish widow in order to claim a substantial inheritance.

Notes:
Music by George Gershwin; Lyrics by Ira Gershwin; Book by Guy Bolton And Fred Thompson

1st Produced:
Liberty Theatre, NY    9102

Organisations:
-

1st Published:
-   -

Music:
Original cast recording: Smithsonian (R-008) 1924

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Genre:
Musical

Parts:
Male:  -            Female:  -            Other:  -

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Larger Than Life

Synopsis:
-

Notes:
Based on the Novel theatre by W. Somerset Maugham

1st Produced:
Longacre Theatre, NY    1917

Organisations:
-

1st Published:
French's acting edition No. 1955, Samuel French, London, 1951   -

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Leave It To Jane

Leave It To Jane
College girl Jane is asked to get the star quarterback of a rival college to switch so that Jane's college can win the game

Notes:
Music by Jerome Kern; Book by Guy Bolton And P. G. Wodehouse; Lyrics by P. G. Wodehouse; from "the College Widow" by George Ade

1st Produced:
Longacre Theater, New York    1917

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Revival cast recording: DRG (15017) 1959

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Light Of the World, The

Light Of the World, The
Setting: the home of anton Rendel, the open air stage of the Passion Play theatre in a small village in Switzerland near the French Border

Notes:
Written by Pierre Saisson; Translated by Guy Bolton And George C. Middleton

1st Produced:
Lyric Theatre, NY    1920

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H Holt and Company 1920   -

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Miss 1917

Synopsis:
-

Notes:
Music by Victor Herbert And Jerome Kern; Book by Guy Bolton And P. G. Wodehouse

1st Produced:
Century Theatre, NY    1917

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Miss Springtime

Synopsis:
-

Notes:
Music by emmerich Kalman; Book by Guy Bolton

1st Produced:
New amsterdam Theatre, NY    1916

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Music At Midnight

Synopsis:
-

Notes:
book by Guy Bolton; lyrics by Harold Purcell; music by Jacques Offenback; Aditional music by Hans May

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Nightcap, The

Synopsis:
Setting: the home of Robert andrews, in a suburb of Chicago

Notes:
Written by Guy Bolton And Max Marcin

1st Produced:
39th Street Theatre, NY    1921

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Nobody Home

Synopsis:
Setting: New York City

Notes:
Music by Jerome Kern; Written by Guy Bolton And Paul Rubens; Based on A musical with A libretto by Joseph W. Herbert; Additional lyrics by Schuyler Greene, Herbert Reynolds, Lawrence Grossmith And Harry B. Smith; Additional music by C. W. Murphy, Dan Lipton, Otto Motzan, Ford Dabney And James Reese europe

1st Produced:
Princess Theatre, NY    1915

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-   -

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Nobody's Business

Synopsis:
Setting: Chicago, a train, and New York City

Notes:
Written by Frank Mandel And Guy Bolton

1st Produced:
Klaw Theatre, NY    1923

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Oh Kay

Oh Kay
Setting: In and around Jimmy's house, Beachampton, Long Island

Notes:
Book by Guy Bolton And P. G. Wodehouse; Music by George Gershwin; Lyrics by Ira Gershwin

1st Produced:
Imperial Theatre, New York    08 Nov 1926

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-

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-   -

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Revival cast recording: DRG (15017) 1960

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Oh! Lady! Lady!

Oh! Lady! Lady!
Mrs Farringdon disAproves of her daughter's intended, Willoughby. Willoughby's best friend Hale is courting his ex-fiancee and the butler and his sticky-fingered girl friend are up to no good.

Notes:
Music by Jerome Kern; Book by Guy Bolton And P. G. Wodehouse; Lyrics by Guy Bolton And P. G. Wodehouse

1st Produced:
Princess Theatre, New York    1918

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-

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-   -

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Revival cast recording was abandoned

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Oh, Boy

Oh, Boy
Setting: Meadowsides, Long Island

Notes:
Music by Jerome Kern; Book by Guy Bolton And P. G. Wodehouse; Lyrics by Guy Bolton And P. G. Wodehouse

1st Produced:
Princess Theatre, NY    1917

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-   -

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Oh, My Dear!

Synopsis:
-

Notes:
Music by Louis A. Hirsch; Book by Guy Bolton And P. G. Wodehouse; Lyrics by Guy Bolton And P. G. Wodehouse

1st Produced:
Princess Theatre, NY    1918

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-   -

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Polly Preferred

Synopsis:
Setting: New York City

Notes:
-

1st Produced:
Little Theatre, NY    1923

Organisations:
-

1st Published:
Samuel French Inc, New York   -

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Polly With A Past

Synopsis:
Polly invents a past to make herself look better.

Notes:
Written by George Middleton And Guy Bolton

1st Produced:
Belasco Theatre, NY    1917

Organisations:
-

1st Published:
Samuel French Inc, New York,    -

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Primrose

Synopsis:
Sir Barnaby insists that his son FrEddie marries his cousin Joan. But FrEddie loves May and his Father will not let him marry her. Joan loves writer Hilary. Hilary is writing an adventure novel about a plucky young girl called Primrose. Toby is engaged to Pinkie - but now has cold feet. He persuades Hilary to pretend to woo Pinkie so that he can catch them and break off the engagement. However, Joan catches Hilary instead.

Notes:
Music by George Gershwin; lyrics by Desmond Carter; Ira Gershwin; book by Guy Bolton; George Grossmith Jr

1st Produced:
Winter Garden Theatre, London    9021

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-   -

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Rainbow Square

Synopsis:
Setting: Tiajuana, Beverly Hills, Hollywood, and Casa Del Rey

Notes:
Book by Guy Bolton And Harold Purcell; music by Robert Stolz

1st Produced:
Stoll, London    18892

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-   -

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3 act musical play

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Ramblers, The

Synopsis:
Setting: Tiajuana, Beverly Hills, Hollywood, and Casa Del Rey

Notes:
Music by Bert Kalmar And Harry Ruby; Book by Guy Bolton, Bert Kalmar And Harry Ruby; Lyrics by Bert Kalmar And Harry Ruby

1st Produced:
Lyric Theatre, NY    1926

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-

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-   -

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Rio Rita

Rio Rita
Captain Jim Stewart of the Texas Rangers is in Mexico in disguise trying to track down a criminal known as "Kinkajou". He meets and falls in love with Rita Fergusson who sings in a local hotel. Rita and Roberto, her brother have lost their ranch. General estaban the local governor is also in love with Rita and he hatches a plot to break them up by telling her that Jim is spying on Roberto. Meanwhile Chick Bean a salesman and Dolly a cabaret singer arrive in town to get married. after the ceremony takes place they are told that Chick's divorce has not been finalised yet

Notes:
Music by Harry Tierney; lyrics by Joseph McCarthy; book by Guy Bolton; Fred Thompson

1st Produced:
Ziegfield Theatre, New York    9895

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-

1st Published:
-   -

Music:
Studio cast recording: World Record Club (7056)

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Riviera Girl, The

Synopsis:
Setting: Monte Carlo

Notes:
Music by emmerich Kalman; Book by Guy Bolton And P. G. Wodehouse; Lyrics by P. G. Wodehouse; Based on A Viennese operette by Leo Stein And Bela Jenbch

1st Produced:
New amsterdam Theatre, NY    1917

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-

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-   -

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Rosalie

Synopsis:
West Point flyer Lieutenant Dick Fay flies to Romanza to visit the girl he met in Paris - Rosalie. When he discovers that she is a princess he gets angry and leaves for West Point. the King of Romanza - Cyril - has arranged to go to the US to ask for a loan for his country. Rosalie goes with him. She goes to West Point and she and Dick make up. However, Rosalie agrees to marry Captain Karl whose Father is a prince. Dick flies back to Romanza and starts a revolution to divest Rosalie of most of her royal obligations. King Cyril announces that Dick and Rosalie are to wed

Notes:
Music by George Gershwin; Sigmund Romberg; lyrics by Ira Gershwin; P G Wodeshouse; book by Guy Bolton; William Anthony McGuire

1st Produced:
New amsterdam Theatre, New York    1928

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-

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-   -

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Rose Of China, The

Synopsis:
Setting: the garden of Tsao Ling, Tommy Tilford's bungalow and the Terrace outside the bungalow

Notes:
Music by Armand Vecsey; Book by Guy Bolton; Lyrics by P. G. Wodehouse

1st Produced:
Lyric Theatre, NY    1919

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-

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-   -

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Rule Of Three

Synopsis:
-

Notes:
-

1st Produced:
Harris Theatre, NY    1914

Organisations:
New era Producing Co

1st Published:
-   -

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-

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Sally

Synopsis:
Setting: the alley Inn, New York; the Garden of Richard Farquar's Home, Long Island; the Land of Butterflies in the Ziegfeld Follies; Sally's Dressing room at the amsterdam theatre; the Little Church around the Corner

Notes:
Music by Jerome Kern And Victor Herbert; Book by Guy Bolton; Lyrics by Clifford Grey; Lyrics for "Look For the Silver Lining" by B.G. DeSylva. aka Wild Rose

1st Produced:
New amsterdam Theatre, NY    1920

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-

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-   -

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Simple Simon

Simple Simon
Adventures in Nursery Rhyme Land

Notes:
Music by Richard Rodgers; lyrics by Lorenz Hart; book by Guy Bolton; ed Wynn

1st Produced:
Ziegfeld Theatre, New York    11007

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-

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-   -

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-

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Sitting Pretty

Sitting Pretty
Setting: Far Hills, New Jersey and Belle air, Florida

Notes:
Book by Guy Bolton And P. G. Wodehouse; Music by Jerome Kern; Lyrics by P. G. Wodehouse And Guy Bolton

1st Produced:
Fulton Theatre, NY    08 Apr 1924

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-

1st Published:
-   -

Music:
Studio cast recording: New World (80387) 1989

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Song Of Sixpence, A

Synopsis:
-

Notes:
Written by Guy Bolton and Ian Hay.

1st Produced:
-    1930

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-

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-   -

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Tangerine

Synopsis:
Setting: alimony Jail, New York; Main Street, Tangerine

Notes:
Book by Philip Bartholomae And Guy Bolton; Based on A play by Lawrence Langner And Philip Bartholomae; Lyrics by Howard Johnston; Music by Monte Carlo And Alma M. Sanders

1st Produced:
Casino Theatre, NY    1921

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-

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-   -

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Tip-Toes

Tip-Toes
Setting: Palm Beach, Florida

Notes:
Music by George Gershwin; Book by Guy Bolton And Fred Thompson; Lyrics by Ira Gershwin

1st Produced:
Liberty Theatre, NY    1925

Organisations:
-

1st Published:
-   -

Music:
Concert cast recording: New World (80598-2) 1998

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Very Good Eddie

Very Good Eddie
Setting: June 1913. act I: a Hudson River Dayliner. act II: Lobby of Honeymoon Inn in the Catskills.

Notes:
Music by Jerome Kern; Book by Philip Bartholomae And Guy Bolton; Lyrics by Schuyler Green; Based on A farce by Philip Bartholomae; Additional lyrics by elsie Janis, Harry B. Smith, Herbert Reynolds And John e. Hazzard; Additional music by Henry Kailimai

1st Produced:
Princess Theatre, New York    5836

Organisations:
-

1st Published:
-   -

Music:
Revival cast recording: DRG (6100) 1975

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Wild Rose

Synopsis:
An impoverished archduke, Maxie, in New York has taken a job as a waiter. He is friendly with the dishwasher Sally. Sally wants to be a singing and dancing star. Maxie persuades her to go in disguise to a posh party at the Sixth Avenue Theatre. She pretends to be a famous ballerina - Maxie pretends he is a monkey trainer. Sally gets a contract with The Ziegfeld Follies

Notes:
Music by Jerome Kern; lyrics and book by Guy Bolton; Clifford Grey. A revised version of "Sally"

1st Produced:
Princes Theatre, London    06 Aug 1942

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-

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-   -

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