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Fifty Million Frenchmen - 2001 - Off-Broadway Tickets, News, Info & More

Fifty Million Frenchmen was designed to be enormous fun, opening on Broadway just one month after 1929's stock market crash. Ahead of and a reflection of its time, it includes a gay couple and underscores the racism of the era. While staying hilarious, this production does not shy away from any of it. The title refers to a hit song, not by Cole Porter, called Fifty Million Frenchmen Can't Be Wrong. The plot revolves around an American millionaire in Paris who, on a bet, must woo a young woman while pretending to be penniless.

Closing: December 16, 2001


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by BWW News Desk - Oct 15, 2012
Fox Valley Rep, in residence at Pheasant Run Resort, announces their calendar-year 2013 season of nostalgic musicals and award-winning comedies, including Joe DiPietro's comedy thriller, The Art of Murder, to the heavenly hit musical, Forever Plaid, followed by a rocking '60s musical about love and marriage, Why Do Fools Fall in Love?, then to a rollicking song-and-dance revue of America's beloved Cole Porter, Let's Misbehave!, to a touching no-place-like-home holiday family comedy, Making God Laugh.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 12, 2005
Aruba Productions and Buddy & Sally Productions will present the New York premiere of BINGO, a winning new musical opening Monday, November 7, 2005 at Off-Broadway's St. Luke's Theatre (308 West 46th Street).
by BWW News Desk - Nov 21, 2004
The most interesting suggestion of a show they can secure rights to perform will receive 2 free tickets to any performance on their 2005 schedule.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 7, 2012
Sophie Tucker: The Last of the Red Hot Mamas returns to Sarasota for a limited engagement beginning March 7, 2012 in the Gompertz Theatre.
by Stage Tube - Jun 9, 2012
Happy Birthday, Cole Porter! Porter's many musicals include Fifty Million Frenchmen, DuBarry Was a Lady, Anything Goes and Can-Can, and his numerous hit songs include 'Night and Day', 'I Get a Kick out of You', 'Well, Did You Evah!' and 'I've Got You Under My Skin'. 1948's Kiss Me Kate was his most successful show, running for 1,077 performances in its original Broadway run. The production won the Tony Award for best musical (the first Tony awarded in that category), and Porter won for best composer and lyricist.
by Ben Peltz - Jul 29, 2012
The last time the 1933 West End musical Nymph Errant was revived in New York, the Medicine Show Theatre Company advertised their production with the selling point that they haven't removed any of the show's racism.  Now, while going to see a racist musical is not exactly my idea of a fun night out, there is a certain historic value to watching older musicals performed with the texts the authors wrote, opposed to the frequent occurrence of slapping their books with labels like “creaky” or “dated” and having contemporary authors make wholesale revisions to transform them into suitable entertainments for modern audiences.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 22, 2005
Liz McCartney, who played Rosie in Mamma Mia!, has left the ABBA musical due to be temporarily replaced by understudy Corinne McFadden
by Adrienne Onofri - Feb 3, 2009
Gregg Edelman, Nancy Anderson, Martin Moran and Karine Plantadit perform showtunes about France and the French.
by Gabrielle Sierra - Dec 13, 2011
Sophie Tucker: The Last of the Red Hot Mamas returns to Sarasota for a limited engagement beginning March 7, 2012 in the Gompertz Theatre.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 29, 2006
Sondra Lee, Christine Pedi and KT Sullivan will star in Lost Musicals' upcoming staged concert presentation of Cole Porter's '20s musical Fifty Million Frenchmen
by BWW News Desk - Aug 24, 2006
Following last year's presentation of Silk Stockings, Lost Musicals will again dip into the Cole Porter repertoire for its next show, Fifty Million Frenchmen
by BWW News Desk - Apr 12, 2007
At 8 pm on Wednesday, May 9th and Thursday, May 10th, the New York Festival of Song will perform We Open in Paris. Paris is the backdrop for four musical theatre works in vest-pocket NYFOS productions, including Jacques Offenbach's La Vie Parisienne and Cole Porter's Fifty Million Frenchmen.

Fifty Million Frenchmen Frequently Asked Questions

What productions of Fifty Million Frenchmen have there been?
Fifty Million Frenchmen has had 6 productions including Broadway which opened in 1929, Broadway which opened in 1929, Broadway which opened in 1996, Off-Broadway which opened in 2001, New York which opened in 2006 and Off-Broadway which opened in 2019.

What is the songs are in Fifty Million Frenchmen and what's the order?
A Toast to Volstead
You Do Something to Me
The American Express
You've Got That Thing
Find Me a Primitive Man
Where Would You Get Your Coat?
Do You Want to See Paris?
At Longchamps Today
Yankee Doodle
The Happy Heaven of Harlem
Why Shouldn't I Have You?
Somebody's Going to Throw a Big Party
It Isn't Done
I'm in Love
The Tale of an Oyster
Paree, What Did You Do to Me?
You Don't Know Paree
I'm Unlucky at Gambling
I Worship You
Please Don't Make Me Be Good
The Queen of Terre Haute
Watching the World Go By
Down with Everybody but Us
The Snake in the Grass
The Emigrants
Why Don't We Try Staying Home
That's Why I Love You
The Heaven of Harlem
My Harlem Wench
Let's Turn on the Love Interest
The Boy Friend Back Home
Let's Step Out