(Second Edition)

Composer: Richard Rodgers
Lyricist: Lorenz Hart

Opened: May 10, 1926, Garrick Theatre, N.Y.C.
Performances: 174

Note: Material from the 1925 edition was added for the subsequent national tour.

Keys To Heaven:

1. Rodgers And Hart Revisited Vol. V, CD/Painted Smiles PSCD-140 (David Loud’s Men – Robert DuSold, James Moore, Bobby Smith, and David A. Wood with Arthur Siegel, piano, John Loehrke, bass, and Jeremy Harris, percussion)
2. Live!, CD/Original Cast 5391 (Barry Lloyd)

A Little Souvenir (cut):

1. Rodgers And Hart Revisited Vol. IV, Painted Smiles PS-1367 (Elaine Stritch) [reissued as CD/Painted Smiles PSCD-126]

Mountain Greenery (subsequently interpolated into ALLEGRO):

I have not attempted to compile discological information for this Rodgers and Hart standard.

Queen Elizabeth:

1. Rodgers And Hart Revisited Vol. IV, Painted Smiles PS-1367 (Lynn Redgrave) [reissued as CD/Painted Smiles PSCD-126]

Sleepyhead (cut after opening; also cut prior to opening of THE GIRL FRIEND):

1. Mary Martin Sings, Richard Rodgers Plays, RCA (M) LPM-1539 (Mary Martin with Richard Rodgers, piano, and orchestra conducted by John Lesko) [reissued as CD/RCA Victor 60558-2-RG]
2. The Girl Friend, That's Entertainment 1148 (Barbara King with orchestra conducted by Martin Yates) [reissued as CD/TER ORBIS MUS C N68]
3. Rodgers And Hart Revisited Vol. II, Crewe (S) CR-1343 (Gloria DeHaven with musical direction by Norman Paris) [reissued as CD/Painted Smiles PSCD-139]
4. This Funny World, CD/Varese Sarabande VSD-5584 (Mary Cleere Haran with musical direction by Richard Rodney Bennett)

What’s The Use Of Talking? (subsequently added to the London production of THE GIRL FRIEND):

1. 78/Victor 20089 (Fran Frey, Bob Borger, and Larry Murphy with George Olsen and His Music) [also 78/Gramophone B 5313]
2. 78/HMV C1399 (Light Opera Company with George Baker, Derek Oldham et al.) [reissued on Broadway Through The Gramophone Vol. IV, CD/Pearl GEMS 0085]
3. 78/HMV C1409 (Savoy Orpheans conducted by Carroll Gibbons) [reissued on The Boy Friend, CD/Sepia 1042 (bonus track)]
4. 78/Brunswick 109 (Fred Elizalde, piano solo)
5. 78/Columbia 9267 (Columbia Light Opera Company)
6. The Girl Friend, That's Entertainment 1148 (Mark Barratt, Catherine Francoise, and Ensemble with orchestra conducted by Martin Yates) [reissued as CD/TER ORBIS MUS C N68]
7. It's Smooth, It's Smart. It's Rodgers, It's Hart!, Monmouth-Evergreen (S) MES-7069 (Ronny Whyte and Travis Hudson) [reissued as The Songs Of Rodgers And Hart, CD/Audiophile ACD-57]
8. Richard Rodgers: Command Performance, CD/Harbinger HCD2501 (Richard Rodgers, piano roll)
9. Rodgers And Hart Rarities, CD/Bygone Records BG-1001 (unknown performer)

Unrecorded Material:

Allez-Up (added after opening)
American Beauty Rose (part of “Rose Of Arizona”)
Back To Nature (part of “Rose Of Arizona”)
David Crockett (Davy Crockett) (Who Kept The Wolves Away From The Door When Davy Crockett Went To War) (part of  “Rose Of Arizona”)
Four Little Songpluggers
I Call Upon You Gentlemen (Finale Act II) (cut after opening)
Idles Of The King
It May Rain (part of “Rose Of Arizona”)
L’Apres Midi D’Un Papillon (inst.)
Mexico (To Hell With Mexico) (part of “Rose Of Arizona”)
Six Little Plays (Requiescat In Pace)
Somebody Said (not used)
Tennis Champs (Helen! Susanne! And Bill!) (may have used the same music as “Lillie, Lawrence And Jack” in THE FIFTH AVENUE FOLLIES)
Viennese (music compiled by Ladislas Kun)
We Can’t Be As Good As Last Year