Musicals / Plays Jerome Kern Plays List

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List of Jerome Kern plays with descriptions, including any musicals by Jerome Kern, playwright. This Jerome Kern plays list includes promotional photos when available, as well as information about co-writers and Jerome Kern characters. This list of plays by Jerome Kern is listed alphabetically and includes art of the play's posters when available. A list made up of items like Show Boat and Sally. What plays did Jerome Kern write? All these, one-acts, musicals, or full-length plays are by Jerome Kern and can help you decide, "What are the best Jerome Kern plays?" (8 items)
Oh, Boy! is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Jerome Kern Plays List
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Oh, Boy! is a musical in two acts, with music by Jerome Kern and book and lyrics by Guy Bolton and P. G. Wodehouse. The story concerns befuddled George, who elopes with Lou Ellen, the daughter of Judge Carter. He must win over her parents and his Quaker aunt. His dapper polo champion friend Jim is in love with madcap actress Jackie, but George must hide her while she extricates herself from a scrape with a bumbling constable whom she punched at a party raid. The piece was the most successful of the "Princess Theatre Musicals", opening in February 1917 and transferring to the Casino Theatre in November 1917 to finish its Broadway run of 463 performances. A London production, under the title ...more on Wikipedia

Authors / Creators: Guy Bolton , P. G. Wodehouse , Jerome Kern

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Roberta

Roberta is a musical from 1933 with music by Jerome Kern, and lyrics and book by Otto Harbach. The musical is based on the novel Gowns by Roberta by Alice Duer Miller. It features the famous songs "Yesterdays", "Smoke Gets in Your Eyes", "Let's Begin", "You're Devastating", "Something Had To Happen", "The Touch of Your Hand" and "I'll Be Hard to Handle". ...more on Wikipedia

Authors / Creators: Jerome Kern , Otto Harbach

Sally is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Jerome Kern Plays List
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Sally is a musical comedy with music by Jerome Kern, lyrics by Clifford Grey and book by Guy Bolton, with additional lyrics by Buddy De Sylva, Anne Caldwell and P. G. Wodehouse. The plot hinges on a mistaken-identity: Sally, a waif, is a dishwasher at the Alley Inn. She poses as a famous foreign ballerina and rises to fame through joining the Ziegfeld Follies. There is a rags to riches story, a ballet as a centrepiece, and a wedding as a finale. "Look for the Silver Lining" continues to be one of Kern's most familiar songs. The song is lampooned by another song, "Look for a Sky of Blue," in Rick Besoyan's satirical 1959 musical Little Mary Sunshine. The piece was first produced by Florenz ...more on Wikipedia

Authors / Creators: Guy Bolton , Buddy De Sylva , P. G. Wodehouse , Victor Herbert , Clifford Grey , + more

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Show Boat is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Jerome Kern Plays List
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Show Boat is a 1927 musical in two acts, with music by Jerome Kern and book and lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II. Based on Edna Ferber's bestselling novel of the same name, the musical follows the lives of the performers, stagehands, and dock workers on the Cotton Blossom, a Mississippi River show boat, over forty years, from 1887 to 1927. Its themes include racial prejudice and tragic, enduring love. The musical contributed such classic songs as "Ol' Man River", "Make Believe", and "Can't Help Lovin' Dat Man". The premiere of Show Boat on Broadway was a watershed moment in the history of American musicals. Compared to the trivial and unrealistic operettas, light musical comedies, and ...more on Wikipedia

Authors / Creators: P. G. Wodehouse , Jerome Kern , Oscar Hammerstein II

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