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Preston Sturges

PRESTON STURGES

  (1898 - 1959)

Nationality:    USA
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Preston Sturges's plays including theatres, agent, synopses, cast sizes, production and published dates

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below is a list of Preston Sturges's plays - click on a Play Title for more information

        Carnival In Flanders         Cup of Coffee, A         Make A Wish         Strictly Dishonorable


Carnival In Flanders

Synopsis:
1616 in the Flemish village of Flackenburg. A Spanish Duke and his entourage descend on the village. In the hopes that he will go away the Mayor pretends to be dead. But the Duke proceeds to woo his "widow"

Notes:
Music by Jimmy van Heusen; lyrics by Johnny Burke; book by Preston Sturges

1st Produced:
New Century Theatre, New York     08 Sep 1953

Organisations:
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1st Published:
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Music:
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Genre:
Musical

Parts:
Male:  -            Female:  -            Other:  -

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Cup of Coffee, A

Synopsis:
an energetic young salesman feels stifled by Coffee House's lack of creativity, but he comes to attention of the bosses when he wins a jingle competition

Notes:
filmed As Christmas in July

1st Produced:
Soho Rep, New York    

Organisations:
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1st Published:
Samuel French, London, 1989   

Music:
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Genre:
Comedy

Parts:
Male:  10            Female:  1            Other:  -

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Make A Wish

Make A Wish
Janette runs away from her guided tour of Paris to have adventures. She falls in love with an artist on the Left Bank

Notes:
Music by Hugh Martin; Lyrics by Hugh Martin; Book by Preston Sturges; book by Abe Burrows (Uncredited); Based on "the Good Fairy" by Ferenc Molnar

1st Produced:
Winter Garden Theatre, NY     18 Apr 1951

Organisations:
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1st Published:
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Music:
Original cast recording: RCA 1951

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Genre:
Musical

Parts:
Male:  -            Female:  -            Other:  -

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Strictly Dishonorable

Synopsis:
1929. A young girl from a small town in Mississippi travels to New Jersey to be with her fiance. She does not really love him but the marriage will make her financially comfortable. At a speakeasy one night an opera singer chats her up and they go back to his apartment. they make love - but then he goes off and sleeps in another room. the fiance turns up and gets the brush-off. A kindly judge intervenes between the young girl and the opera singer. they declare their love and prepare to get married

Notes:
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1st Produced:
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Organisations:
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1st Published:
Samuel French, NY,    

Music:
-

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Genre:
Comedy

Parts:
Male:  7            Female:  1            Other:  -

Further Reference:
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