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Dorothy Fields

DOROTHY FIELDS

  (1905 - 1974)

Nationality:    USA
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below is a list of Dorothy Fields's plays - click on a Play Title for more information

        Annie Get Your Gun         Arms And the Girl         Blackbirds Of 1928         By the Beautiful Sea         Hello, Daddy         International Revue         Lets Face It!         Lucky In the Rain         Mexican Hayride         Never Gonna Dance         Poppa         Redhead         Seesaw         Shirley Maclaine         Shoot the Works         Singin' the Blues         Something For the Boys         Stars In Your Eyes         Sweet Charity         Tree Grows In Brooklyn, A         Up In Central Park         Vandebilt Revue, The



Annie Get Your Gun

Annie Get Your Gun
annie Oakley supports her younger siblings by selling game she shoots. She is spotted by Buffalo Bill and given a place in his Wild West Show. annie falls for the star attraction sharpshooter Frank Butler. Soon annie is the star of the show. Frank's male ego is hurt and he leaves for a rival outfit

Notes:
Written by Dorothy Fields And Herbert Field. Music And lyrics by Irving Berlin

1st Produced:
Imperial Theater, New York    16 May 1946

Organisations:
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1st Published:
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Music:
Original cast recording MCa (MCaD-10047) 1946

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Arms And the Girl

Arms And the Girl
a Hessian soldier falls in love with an independently spirited American girl

Notes:
Written by Dorothy Fields, Herbert Fields And Rouben Mamoulian; Music by Morton Gold; lyrics by Dorothy Fields. Based on the book by Alan Child And Isabelle Louden.

1st Produced:
46th Street Theater, New York, NY    18296

Organisations:
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1st Published:
-   -

Music:
Original cast recording: Decca (5200) 1950

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Blackbirds Of 1928

Blackbirds Of 1928
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Notes:
Music by Jimmy McHugh; Lyrics by Dorothy Fields

1st Produced:
Liberty Theatre, NY    09 May 1928

Organisations:
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1st Published:
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Music:
Original cast recording: Columbia (OL-6770) 1933

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revue Musical

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By the Beautiful Sea

By the Beautiful Sea
1907. Lottie Gibson has just finished a Vaudeville tour and has returned to the family run boarding house in Coney Island. On the road she met Shakespearian actor Dennis emery and she gets ready the best room in the house for him. Dennis is going to appear at the Brighton Beach Playhouse. Lottie discovers that he is broke and may not be able to open his new show. She decides that she will raise the money and will do anything - even jumping out of a hot air balloon

Notes:
Music by Arthur Schwartz; lyrics by Dorothy Fields; book by Dorothy Fields; book by Herbert Fields

1st Produced:
Majestic Theatre, New York    08 Apr 1954

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1st Published:
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Music:
Original cast recording: angel (64889) 1954

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Hello, Daddy

Synopsis:
Setting: the Cedarhurst School for Girls; Club Car of a local train; reception room at Block's; the Sun Parlor at Block's.

Notes:
Book by Herbert Fields; Lyrics by Dorothy Fields; Music by Jimmy McHugh; Based on A farce Adapted from the German by Frank Mandel

1st Produced:
Lew Fields' Mansfield Theatre, NY    1928

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International Revue

Synopsis:
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Notes:
Music by Dorothy Fields And Jimmy McHugh; Book by Nat N. Dorfman And Lew Leslie; Lyrics by Dorothy Fields And Jimmy McHugh

1st Produced:
Majestic Theater, New York    1930

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1st Published:
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Music:
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Lets Face It!

Synopsis:
Maggie, Cornelia and Nancy are suspicious of the numerous "hunting trips" their husbands go on. So when the husbands leave they invite over three soldier boys for a party. the soldier's girlfriends find out and crash the party. then the husbands turn up

Notes:
Music by Cole Porter; lyrics by Cole Porter; book by Herbert Fields; book by Dorothy Fields

1st Produced:
Imperial Theatre, New York    29 Oct 1941

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Music:
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Lucky In the Rain

Synopsis:
1927 in a small newspaper office in Paris boy reporter falls for girl reporter

Notes:
Music by Jimmy McHugh; lyrics by Harold Adamson; lyrics by Dorothy Fields; book by Sherman Yellen

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Mexican Hayride

Mexican Hayride
Montana a lady bullfighter has just won and is about to throw one of the bull's ears to her boyfriend David the American charge d'affaires when she sees her no good brother-in-law Joe in the crowd. In anger she throws it at him. Joe is feted by the crowd. Joe is involved with a lottery scam and goes on the run - putting on many disguises to elude the police - even dressing as a woman. Joe is caught and sent back to the US and Montana and David live happily ever after

Notes:
Music by Cole Porter; lyrics by Cole Porter; book by Herbert Fields; book by Dorothy Fields

1st Produced:
Winter Garden Theatre, New York    28 Jan 1944

Organisations:
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1st Published:
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Music:
Original Broadway cast: Decca 1944

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Never Gonna Dance

Synopsis:
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Notes:
by Jeffrey Hatcher; Music by Jerome Kern; lyrics by Dorothy Fields, Oscar Hammerstein II, Otto Harbach, Johnny Mercer, Ira Gershwin, P G Wodehouse, Jimmy McHugh And edward Laska. Based on the film "Swing Time" RKO Radio.

1st Produced:
-    2003

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Music:
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Poppa

Synopsis:
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Redhead

Redhead
1900 a young actress has been murdered. the Simpson Sisters Waxworks installs a tableaux of the event which upsets actor Tom Baxter who had a soft spot for the dead actress. So that she can see him again, essie, the sisters' neice, claims she ahs been attacked by the murderer.

Notes:
Written by Herbert Fields, Dorothy Fields, Sidney Sheldon And David Shaw; music by Albert Hague; lyrics by Dorothy Fields

1st Produced:
46th Street Theater, New York, NY    21586

Organisations:
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1st Published:
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Music:
Original cast recording: Fynsworth alley: (61995) 1959

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Genre:
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Parts:
Male:  8            Female:  7            Other:  chorus

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Seesaw

Seesaw
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Notes:
Music by Cy Colemen; lyrics by Dorothy Field; book by Michael Bennett; book by Michael Stewart

1st Produced:
Uris Theater, New York    18 Mar 1973

Organisations:
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1st Published:
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Music:
Original Broadway cast recording: DRG (6108) 1973

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Shirley Maclaine

Synopsis:
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Notes:
Music by Cy Coleman; Lyrics by Dorothy Fields; Written by Fred ebb; Additional material by Bob Wells

1st Produced:
Palace Theatre, NY    1976

Organisations:
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1st Published:
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Music:
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Shoot the Works

Synopsis:
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Notes:
Book by Heywood Broun, Peter Arno, Sig Herzig, Dorothy Parker, Nunnally Johnson, e.B. White, Milton Lazarus, Jack Hazzard, edward J. McNamara And H. I. Phillips; Music by Michael H. Cleary, Philip Chagrig, Jay Gorney, Robert Stolz, Jimmy McHugh, Irving Berlin, Ann Ronell, Vernon Duke, Joseph Meyer, Alexander Williams, Herbert Goode And Muriel Pollock; Lyrics by Armin Robinson, Leo Robin, Dorothy Fields, Ira Gershwin, Irving Berlin, e.Y. Harburg, Max Lief, Nathaniel Lief, Walter Reisch, Alexander Williams, Muriel Pollock And Joe Young

1st Produced:
George M. Cohan's Theatre, NY    1931

Organisations:
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1st Published:
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Music:
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Singin' the Blues

Synopsis:
Setting: Johnson's Pool Hall, Chicago; a Chicago Street; Crocker's Place, Harlem; Susan's Room; the Magnolia Club; the Harlem Police Station

Notes:
Written by John McGowan; Music by Jimmy McHugh And Burton Lane; Lyrics by Harold Adamson And Dorothy Fields

1st Produced:
Liberty Theatre, NY    1931

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1st Published:
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Music:
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Something For the Boys

Something For the Boys
the three Hart cousins, who have never met - machinist Blossom, con man Harry, and revue singer Chiquita - find out from Lawyer Calhoun that they have inherited property in Texas. However, the place is a wreck. they decide to convert it into a hotel for the wives and girl friends of the soldiers at the army base next door. Sgt. Rocky Fulton and his fellow band members offer to help pay for the fix up by putting on a show - what else? the base commander, Lt. Col. Grubbs, and his wife reluctantly agree to all this. a squatter, Tobias Twitch, has to be evicted. Rockys society girl friend Melanie has to be removed from the romantic race for Rocky that Blossom intends to win. and among the songs are: "Hey, Good Lookin'," "He's a Right Guy," "the Leader of a Big Time Band," "Could It Be You?," "I'm in Love with a Soldier Boy."

Notes:
Music by Cole Porter; lyrics by Cole Porter; book by Herbert Fields; book by Dorothy Fields

1st Produced:
Alvin Theatre, New York    07 Jan 1943

Organisations:
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1st Published:
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Music:
Original cast: aeI (004) 1943

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Stars In Your Eyes

Synopsis:
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Notes:
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1st Produced:
-    1939

Organisations:
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1st Published:
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Music:
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Sweet Charity

Sweet Charity
Sweet Charity tells the story of Charity Hope Valentine, a gullible and guileless girl who always gives her heart and dreams to the wrong man. When she meets the nervy Oscar in a lift, she hopes to put her misfortune in love behind her.

Notes:
Book by Neil Simon; Music by Cy Coleman; Lyrics by Dorothy Fields; Based on the screenplay "Nights of Cabiria" by Federico Fellini; Musical Director: Fred Werner; Dance arrangements by Fred Werner; Music orchestrated by Ralph Burns

1st Produced:
Palace Theatre, New York    29 Jan 1966

Organisations:
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1st Published:
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Music:
Original Broadway cast recording: Columbia (2900) 1966

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Tree Grows In Brooklyn, A

Tree Grows In Brooklyn, A
a family in Brooklyn. Johnny is a singing waiter who spends all his money in a local bar. His wife Katie is hard working but fed up with Johnny's behaviour. their daughter Francie idolises her father. and then there is aunt Sissie with a string of live in lovers that she calls each one John as that was the name of her first love.

Notes:
Music by Arthur Schwartz; lyrics by Dorothy Fields; book by George Abbott; book by Betty Smith. Based on the novel by Betty Smith

1st Produced:
Alvin Theater, New York    19 Apr 1951

Organisations:
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1st Published:
Samuel French, NY,    -

Music:
Original cast recording: Sony (48014)

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Up In Central Park

Up In Central Park
Based on a true story. Corrupt politician Boss Tweed is involved in some dodgy deals over the redesign of Central Park. A journalist sets out to expose him

Notes:
Music by Sigmund Romberg; lyrics by Dorothy Fields; book by Dorothy Fields; book by Herbert Fields

1st Produced:
New Century Theatre, New York    1945

Organisations:
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1st Published:
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Music:
Original cast recording: Verve 2004

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Vandebilt Revue, The

Synopsis:
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Notes:
Music by Dorothy Fields, Jimmy McHugh, Jacques Fray, Mario Braggiotti And e.Y. Harburg; Book by Lew M. Fields, Kenyon Nicholson, ellis O. Jones, Sig Herzig And e. North; Lyrics by Dorothy Fields, Jimmy McHugh, Jacques Fray, Mario Braggiotti And e.Y. Harburg

1st Produced:
Vanderbilt Theatre, NY    1930

Organisations:
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1st Published:
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Music:
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Genre:
revue Musical

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Male:  -            Female:  -            Other:  -

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