Any fan of great musicals can probably rattle off every single Cole Porter musical by heart. What are the best Cole Porter musicals? That’s what we’re going to try to decide here.
Cole Porter was a once in a lifetime talent, penning and composing some of the greatest songs of all time. Imagine going back in time to see the opening of Paris in 1928, and hearing the world debut of “Let’s Do It, Let’s Fall in Love." Or picture seeing Out of This World in 1950 and hearing “From This Moment On.” Thrilling to think about, isn’t it?
Each one of the entries on this Cole Porter musical list could easily morph right into a Cole Porter play list, with classic, romantic songs that are truly timeless. These plays and musicals by Cole Porter are among the best of all time – not just in Porter’s prolific era. Many of the best Cole Porter plays went on to be adapted into major motion pictures. For instance, Gay Divorce became the 1934 musical film The Gay Divorcee, starring Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers.
Cole Porter’s legacy of music is incomparable. What is your favorite Cole Porter musical? Time to decide with your votes!