Theatre Information

Imperial Theatre (New York, NY)
249 West 45th St.

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The Desert Song Production Information


November 30, 1926

# Performances:471
Theatres: Casino Theatre (New York, NY)
11/30/1926 - ?

Imperial Theatre (New York, NY)
11/2/1927 - 1/7/1928

Production Type:Original Production
Production Status:
Run Type:Open Run


Other Productions of The Desert Song

1926   Broadway Original Broadway Production
1927   West End London Production
West End
1939   Los Angeles LACLO Production
Los Angeles
1942   Milburn, NJ (Regional) Paper Mill Production
Milburn, NJ (Regional)
1943   Milburn, NJ (Regional) Paper Mill Production
Milburn, NJ (Regional)
1945   Los Angeles LACLO Production
Los Angeles
1946   Broadway Unknown
1949   Milburn, NJ (Regional) Paper Mill Production
Milburn, NJ (Regional)
1967   West End London Revival
West End
1973   Broadway Broadway Revival
1984   Milburn, NJ (Regional) Paper Mill Production
Milburn, NJ (Regional)
1987   Off-Broadway New York City Opera Revival
1986   Off-Broadway LOOM Revival
1989   New York Unknown
New York


Audio Recordings

1927  Original London Cast
1945  Studio Cast
1948  Studio Cast
1952  Studio Cast
1953  Film Soundtrack
1953  Studio Cast
1955  Studio Cast
1958  Studio Cast
1959  Studio Cast
c. 1960  Studio Cast
1961 (i)  Studio Cast
1961 (ii)  Studio Cast
1962  Studio Cast
1963  Studio Cast
1965  Studio Cast
1967  London Revival Cast

Show Information

SHOW TYPE: Operetta


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Score Overview

The following is a list of songs in the show or that have been included in the show in various versions:

Main Program

High on a Hill
a.k.a. Feasting Song
The Riff Song
a.k.a. Ho!
I'll Be a Buoyant Girl
Why Did We Marry Soldiers?
French Military Marching Song
Then You Will Know
I Want a Kiss
The Desert Song
Won't You Wish Us Luck?
Azuri's Dance
Soft As a Pigeon
I Have a Command for You All
My Little Castagnette
Song of the Brass Key
One Good Man Gone Wrong
a.k.a. One Good Boy Gone Wrong
Eastern and Western Love
a.k.a. Let Love Go
One Flower Grows Alone in Your Garden
One Alone
The Sabre Song
All Hail the General
Let's Have a Love Affair
Azuri's Dance of Triumph

Cut prior to opening

Love's Dear Yearning
a.k.a. Dreaming in Paradise
Not for Him
Ali Up
Love Is a Two-Edged Sword

Written for the 1943 film version

Fifi's Song
Long Live the Night
Gay Parisienne