Composer: Various
Lyricist: Various

Opened: December 25, 1936, Winter Garden Theatre, N.Y.C. and closed on July 17, 1937; reopened on September 18, 1937, Winter Garden Theatre, N.Y.C. and closed on October 2, 1937
Performances: 236; 17 (return engagement)

Note: According to one source which I have not been able to verify, the song "I've Got Five Dollars" was used in the show at some point. A list of recordings of that Rodgers and Hart song can be found on the listing for AMERICA'S SWEETHEART elsewhere on this site.

By Strauss (M: George Gershwin; L: Ira Gershwin) (subsequently used in HAPPY RETURNS):

1. George And Ira Gershwin Specials, 78/General 4013 (George Byron with Bobby Tucker, piano) [reissued on 'S Wonderful: The Songs Of George Gershwin, CD/Living Era CD AJS 263]
2. Cabaret, 12"/45 Nimbus (S) 45014 (Equale Brass)
3. Rediscovered Gershwin, 10"/Desto (M) D 502 (George Byron with piano accompaniment by Dick Hyman)
4. A George Gershwin Festival, Longines Symphonette (S) LWS 228 (Longines Symphonette)
5. Songs By Ira & George Gershwin, Nonesuch (S) H-71358 (Joan Morris with William Bolcom, piano) [reissued on George Gershwin: Piano Music & Songs By George And Ira Gershwin, CD/Elektra/Nonesuch 9 79151-2]
6. Return To Carnegie, RCA (S) APL1-2407 (Cleo Laine)
7. Remind Me, Stanyan 10060 (Portia Nelson with the Norman Paris Trio) [reissued on Love Songs For A Late Evening, CD/DRG 91451]
8. Blue Monday, Turnabout (S) TV-S 34638 (Rosalind Rees with Oresta Cybriwsky, piano)
9. The Golden Waltzes Of Broadway, United Artists (S) UAS 6253 (The Broadway Strings Orchestra conducted by Claus Ogerman)
10. The Fantastic and Exciting Debut Of Marilyn Michaels, Warner Bros. (S) 1582 (Marilyn Michaels)
11. Let's Face The Music And Dance, Prestige Records PRST-7699 (Clarke-Boland Big Band) [reissued on All Smiles, CD/MPS Records 9814790]
12. Manne, That's Gershin, Capitol 2313 (Shelly Manne Quintet and Big Band)
13. Ballet On Broadway & Nantucket, CD/Painted Smiles PSCD-149 (The Patios with music conducted by Robert Marks)
14. Cabaret Songs, CD/Meridian CDE 84167 (Sarah Walker with Roger Vignoles, piano)
15. By George! By Ira! By Gershwin!, CD/American Popular Song Label Protosound PS 17512 #36201/2 (Carolyn Black-Sotir with R. Timothy McReynolds, piano, and Thomas C. Williams, bass)
16. George & Ira Gershwin, CD/BBC Music BBCW 1005-2 (Sylvia McNair and Ted Taylor, piano)
17. Kiri Sings Gershwin, CD/EMI CDC-7 47454 2 (Kiri Te Kanawa with the New Princess Theater Orchestra conducted by John McGlinn)
18. Steve & Eydie And Friends Celebrate Gershwin, CD/ESE Music Inc. ESED 105 (Steve Lawrence, Eydie Gorme, and Gene Kelly with the New World Philharmonic Orchestra)
19. The Ira Gershwin Album, CD/Fynsworth Alley FA-2113-SE (Christiane Noll with music conducted by Lanny Meyers)
20. American Rhapsody: George Gershwin To The World, CD/Jessisaraly Music JSD-0001 (KT Sullivan with Mark Nadler, piano)
21. Wilhelmenia Fernandez Sings George Gershwin, CD/Milan 35856-2 (Wilhelmenia Fernandez)
22. Sweet And Low-Down: Songs By George Gershwin, CD/Oakton ORCD0004 (Benjamin Sears with Bradford Conner, piano)
23. George Gershwin & Walter Donaldson: Fascinating Rhythm, CD/Reader's Digest RDCD 1551-3 (Julie Anderson with Rowland Dallin and His Orchestra)
24. Marni Nixon Sings Gershwin, CD/Reference Recordings RR-19CD (Marni Nixon with Lincoln Mayorga, piano)
25. An American In Paris, CD/Rhino Movie Music R2 71961 (Gene Kelly, Georges Guetary, Mac MacLain, and Oscar Levant with Pete Roberts and the MGM Studio Orchestra conducted by Johnny Green)
26. George Gershwin: The Musical Gala, CD/Timeless CD JC 11027 (Lisa Fairmount, Joanie O'Neill, Grant Newsome, Max Pollak, and Ensemble with orchestra conducted by Peter Komorowski)
27. Happy Birthday George Gershwin, CD/Valley Entertainment APS 15019 (Maureen McGovern with Andrew Litton, piano)
28. Ella Fitzgerald Sings The George And Ira Gershwin Songbook, CD/Verve 825 024-2 (Ella Fitzgerald with orchestra conducted by Nelson Riddle)
29. Sunday In London Town, CD/Zah Zah ZZCD 9807 (The Berkeley Square Society Band directed by Alan Gout)
30. Starlight And Sweet Dreams: Songs By George Gershwin And Cole Porter, CD/Centaur 2623 (Nancy Armstrong and Robert Honeysucker)
31. Naughty Baby, CD/CBS Masterworks 44995 (Maureen McGovern)
32. Classical Cabaret, CD/Rosa Lamoreaux (Rosa Lamoreaux)
33. Gershwin Songs, CD/Bluebell 61 (Lena Jansson-Nils Lindberg Combo)
34. The George Gershwin Collection, CD/Silva America 3007 (Eric Parkin)
35. Larry Carr Sings Verse & Chorus, CD/Audiophile Records 13 (Larry Carr)
36. Songs By Gershwin And Porter, CD/Ricercar 135119 (Steve Houben)
37. Gershwin On Monarch, CD/Monarch Records 1017 (Crown Project)
38. Vocal Gershwin & Ellington, CD/Ars Harmonica 51 (Ruth Nabal)
39. Second Spin, CD/Spotlite 302 (Rosemary Squires)
40. Big Band Million Sellers, CD/Nelson 9003 (Laurie Johnson's London Big Band)
41. Souvenir, CD/LML Music 147 (Anna Bregman)
42. The Best Of Vern Sutton, CD/Ten Thousand Lakes (Vern Sutton)
43. Tony Jay… Speaking Of Broadway, CD/Cornucopia (Tony Jay)
44. Tune Robbers Play Famous Songs Of Musicals, Vol. 1, CD/Rosenklang (Tune Robbers)
45. You Sing Their Hits: The Brothers Gershwin, CD/Pocket Songs 1167 (karaoke)
46. Here And Now, CD/Unknown label 26477 (Vicki Murphy)
47. The Great Composers Of The World: Gershwin, CD/Madacy Entertainment 53759 (unknown performer)
48. I Will Wait For You, CD/ RCA 51354 (Lesley Garrett)
49. The Authentic George Gershwin, Vol. 4: The Hollywood Years, CD/ASV/Living Era 2110 (Jack Gibbons)
50. Gershwin In The Noble Manner, CD/Orchard 68666 (Bud Noble)
51. My Favorite Musical Selections And Love Songs, CD/Eudora Price (Eudora Price)
52. Nice Work If You Can Get It, CD/Shout! Factory 826663-13740 (Judy Kaye [and Michael McGrath] with orchestra conducted by Tom Murray)
53. Vocal Gems From Viennes Operetta & Musical Comedy, CD/Wilsingham Classics WAL 80322 (Ghillian Sullivan with the Sydney Opera House Trust Orchestra conducted by Andrew Greene)

Casanova (M: Vernon Duke; L: Ted Fetter):

1. Ballet On Broadway & Nantucket, CD/Painted Smiles PSCD-149 (Sula with music conducted by Robert Marks)

A Lesson In French (aka "French Taught In A Hurry") (sketch) (added for the return engagement):

1. Willie Howard: A Gala Record Revue, 78/Gala album 1 (Willie Howard) 78/Jubilee 3507 (Willie Howard and Al Kelly)

Little Old Lady (M: Hoagy Carmichael; L: Stanley Adams):

1. 78/Telefunken A 2208 (Billy Toffel with Teddy Stauffer and His Original Teddies)
2. 78/Rex 9166 (Gracie Fields with Fred Hartley and His Quintet) [reissued on My Stardust Melody: The Songs Of Hoagy Carmichael, CD/Living Era CD AJA 5653]
3. 78/Decca 1209 (Dick Robertson, vocal, with Dick Robertson and His Orchestra)
4. 78/Decca 2394 (Hoagy Carmichael with Glen Gray & The Casa Loma Orchestra) [also 45/Decca 91057; reissued on Hoagy On My Mind, CD/Flapper PAST CD 7844]
5. 78/Bluebird B 6747 (Shep Fields and His Rippling Rhythm Orchestra with vocal refrain) [reissued on That Old Feeling, CD/ASV/Living Era 5458]
6. 78/Brunswick 7792 (Clark Ross with Leo Reisman and His Orchestra)
7. 78/Victor 25448 (Al Bowlly with Ray Noble and His Orchestra) [reissued on Love Is The Sweetest Thing, Past Perfect PPCD 78137]
8. 45/Argo EP-1081 (Ahmad Jamal) [reissued on Happy Moods, CD/Jazz Beat 519]
9. Tony Randall, Imperial (M) 9090 (Tony Randall)
10. Very Best Of The Street Singer, Vol. 2, CAS/Sound Waves SWN 002 (Arthur Tracy)
11. Carousel Of American Music, CD/Music & Arts CD-971 (Hoagy Carmichael at the piano)
12. Hoagy Sings Carmichael, CD/Pacific Jazz 46862 (Hoagy Carmichael)
13. In Person, 1925-1955, CD/Avid AMBX 150 (Hoagy Carmichael)
14. The Great American Composers: Hoagy Carmichael, CD/Columbia House 2C2 8150 (Benny Davis with Lou Resiman and His Orchestra)
15. Hoagy Carmichael Songs, CDr/Fred Waring's America #10 (Fred Waring and The Pennsylvanians) (two renditions)
16. Victor Schertzinger Suite/Hoagy Carmichael Suite, London (M) 623 (Robert Farnon and his Orchestra with the Johnston Singers) [reissued on Victor Schertzinger Suite/Hoagy Carmichael Suite/The Music Of Vincent Youmans, CD/Vocalion CDLK 4137]
17. Grey December, CD/Pacific Jazz B2-97160 (Chet Baker)
18. The Mills Brothers Chronological, Vol. 5, CD/Storyville 3014 (The Mills Brothers)
19. Coltrane Jazz, CD/Atlantic SD-1354-2 (John Coltrane)
20. Both Sides Of An Evening, CD/Collectors' Choice Music 5502 (The Everly Brothers)
21. Chet Atkins In Hollywood, CD/JVC Compact Discs 214 (Chet Atkins)
22. My Kind Of Music, CD/Ideal (Sam Browne)
23. Julie Andrews Sings, CD/BMG BVCJ-37255 (Julie Andrews)
24. Stardust Melody: Beloved And Rare Songs of Hoagy Carmichael, CD/Challenge (Dick Sudhalter, Barbara Lea, and Jim Ferguson)
25. You Can Depend On Me, CD/Arbors 19165 (Ruby Braff)
26. Winterland San Francisco CA, 12/31/77, CD/Kufala 340 (New Riders Of The Purple Sage)
27. The Very Best Of The Relix Years, CD/Floating World/Retroworld 6015 (New Riders Of The Purple Sage)
28. Stardust, CD/Hep 1045 (Jack Jenney)
29. Change Of Direction: Best Of Illusion London Noise, CD/See For Miles Records 205(Brian Bennett)
30. From Kirk To Nat, CD/Criss Cross 1050 (Kirk Lightsey Trio)
31. Here's What I Like!, CD/ Unichrom (Jack Reilly)
32. Gershwin Among Friends, CD/Albany TROY 274 (Linn Maxwell Keller with Rich Ridenour, piano, Ava Ordman, trombone, Mike Crawford, bass, and Bill Vits, drums)
A radio transcription performed by Lanny Ross with Henry Sylvern's Orchestra is also known to exist.

Long As You've Got Your Health (M: Will Irwin; L: E.Y. Harburg; Norman Zeno):

1. 78/Liberty Music Shop L-210 (Ramona Davies) [reissued on Ramona And Her Grand Piano, JJA (M) 19754]
2. The Music Of Broadway: 1935-36, JJA (M) 19831 (The Merry Macs with the Ray Noble Orchestra) [reissued on Songs Of The Depressions: Brother Can You Spare A Dime, CD/Mojo Music 311]
3. 1937, CD/Circle 27 (Ozzie Nelson and His Orchestra)

Now (M: Vernon Duke; L: Ted Fetter):

1. 78/Victor 25448 (Al Bowlly with Ray Noble and His Orchestra) [reissued on UK To The USA And Back Again, CD/Avid 757]
2. 78/Brunswick 7792 (Clark Ross with Leo Reisman and His Orchestra)
3. Vernon Duke: A Piano Portrait, Classic Editions (M) CE 4002 (Dick Hyman, piano)
4. Vernon Duke Revisited, Painted Smiles PS-1342 (Tammy Grimes and Anthony Perkins with musical direction by Norman Paris) [reissued on CD/Painted Smiles PSCD-138]
5. Songs By Bobby Short, Atlantic (M) 1214 (Bobby Short, piano and voice, with Rollie Bundock, bass, and Larry Bunker, drums) [reissued as CD/Collectables COL-CD-6520]
6. Second Town Hall Concert, Atlantic SD 2-605 (Bobby Short, piano and voice, with Beverly Peer, bass, and Richard Sheridan, drums) [reissued on At Town Hall/Second Town Hall Concert, CD/Collectables COL-CD-6839]
7. Madly In Love, CDr (Tia Speros, Jay O. Sanders, and Brent Barrett with musical direction by Sam Davis)

Rhythm (aka "There's Rhythm In That Heart Of Mine") (M: Richard Rodgers; L: Lorenz Hart) (originally used in PLEASE! and subsequently used in HAPPY RETURNS):

1. An Evening With Beatrice Lillie, London (M) LL.1373 (Beatrice Lillie with Eadie and Rack at the Pianos) [reissued on CD/Sepia 1123]
2. A Peel Of Laughter, AEI 2112 (Beatrice Lillie) [reissued on A Marvelous Party With Beatrice Lillie, CD/AEI 601]

The Show Is On (M: Hoagy Carmichael; L: Ted Fetter):

1. Ballet On Broadway & Nantucket, CD/Painted Smiles PSCD-149 (The Patios with music conducted by Robert Marks)

Song Of The Woodman (M: Harold Arlen; L: E.Y. Harburg):

1. Bert Lahr On Stage, Screen And Radio, JJA (M) 19765 (Bert Lahr)

What Has He Got? (M: Vernon Duke; L: Ted Fetter):

1. Ballet On Broadway & Nantucket, CD/Painted Smiles PSCD-149 (The Patios with music conducted by Robert Marks)

Unrecorded Material:

An Al Fleagle Arrangement (M: Richard Rodgers; L: Lorenz Hart) (cut)
Animals Past And Present (sketch) (added for return engagement)
Box Office (sketch by David Freeman)
Burlesque (sketch by David Freeman)
Buy Yourself A Balloon (M/L: Herman Hupfeld)
Cakewalk (M: Will Irwin; L: Norman Zeno) (cut)
Epilogue (M: Vernon Duke; L: Ted Fetter)
It's Easy To Love (M: Hoagy Carmichael; L: Ted Fetter) (cut)
Josephine Waters (M: Arthur Schwartz; L: Ira Gerhswin)
Mr. Gielgud Passes By (sketch by Moss Hart)
Parade Night (M: Will Irwin; L: Norman Zeno)
Prologue Shakespearean Opening (M: Arthur Schwartz; L: Howard Dietz) (also used in AT EASE)
The Reading Of The Play (sketch by David Freeman)
Strawcuffsky (sketch by Reginald Gardiner)
Sway Brittania (M: Vernon Duke; L: Ted Fetter) (cut)
Tap-Tap-Tapnotized (M: Felix Bernard; L: Ted Fetter) (cut)
Taxes! Taxes! (sketch by David Freedman)
Titania (sketch by David Freedman)
Tragedian Ballet (inst.) (M: Vernon Duke) (cut)
Tovarich (sketch by David Freedman)
Twinkle, Twinkle (M: Will Irwin; L: Norman Zeno) (cut)
Ventriloquist (M: Will Irwin; L: Norman Zeno) (cut)
Woof (M: Will Irwin; L: Norman Zeno)