Musicals Tonight Closes I'D RATHER BE RIGHT 2/20
Musicals Tonight presents I'D RATHER BE RIGHT February 8 through 20 2011.
Peggy and Phil can't get married until he gets a raise and his boss tells him there'll be no raise unless President Roosevelt balances the budget. They dream they meet Roosevelt in Central Park and he tries to solve their joint financial problems. Although the President is stymied, he advises them, and they agree, to have faith and marry anyway.
I'd Rather Be Right with music by Richard Rodgers; Lyrics by Lorenz Hart; Book by George S. Kaufman (who also directed) and Moss Hart opened in November of 1937 and ran for 290 performances. It has not been seen on a New York stage in three-quarters of a century. George M. Cohan starred as President Franklin Delano Roosevelt.
I'D RATHER BE RIGHT will be performed at McGinn/Cazale Theatre - 2162 Broadway
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Musicals Tonight!, now in its 13th YEAR and honored with an OBIE Award, is a not-for-profit theatre company in New York City primarily dedicated to the revival of "neglected" musicals in a manner affordable to most audience members. Since our inception in 1998, we have revived well over 50 musicals in staged concert form (charging only $25 per ticket and operating under an Actor's Equity Association Showcase Code).
The list of creators of the shows we present is a veritable Who's Who of American Musical Theatre - legendaries such as Cole Porter, George & Ira Gershwin, and Rodgers & Hart. Learn more about our many past performances by clicking on any of the show titles to the right.
The 2010-2011 Season includes five musical revivals for less than the cost of one Broadway show: Panama Hattie (Cole Porter's 1940 musical); Three Wishes for Jamie (1952 by Ralph Blane (Meet Me in St. Louis); I'd Rather Be Right (1937); Theodore & Co (1916 by Ivor Novello and Jerome Kern -- an American Premiere!); and Up in Central Park (1945 by Sigmund Romberg).