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Harold Arlen

HAROLD ARLEN

  (1905 - 1986)

Nationality:    USA
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below is a list of Harold Arlen's plays - click on a Play Title for more information

        Bloomer Girl         House Of Flowers         Jamaica         One For My Baby         Saratoga         St Louis Woman         Wizard Of Oz, The



Bloomer Girl

Bloomer Girl
the daughter of a hoop dress manufacturer has become a convert to the cause of amelia Bloomer and her liberating womens wear. She battles her Father who wants things to remain the same. Her fiance is a slave owner and she is an abolitionist - it is the eve of the American Civil War

Notes:
Music by Harold Arlen; lyrics by e Y Harburg; book by Sig Herzig; Fred Saidy

1st Produced:
Shubert Theatre, New York    05 Oct 1944

Organisations:
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1st Published:
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Music:
Original cast recording: MCa (MCaD- 10522) 1944

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Genre:
Musical

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House Of Flowers

House Of Flowers
Two neighbouring bordellos battle for customers. Ottilie who works at one of them turns down a rich lord to marry a farm boy Royal. Her Madam wants to keep her working so has Royal kidnapped, sealed in a barrel and thrown in the sea. Luckily he escapes an

Notes:
Book by Truman Capote; Music by Harold Arlen; Lyrics by Truman Capote And Harold Arlen

1st Produced:
Alvin Theatre, NY    30 Dec 1954

Organisations:
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1st Published:
Random House, NY, 1968   -

Music:
Original cast recording: Columbia 1954

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Jamaica

Jamaica
Savannah longs to leave Jamaica and live in New York. an American businessman proposes marriage and it looks like her dream is about to come true - until she realises that she loves Koli a poor local fisherman and that she cannot leave him

Notes:
Music by Harold Arlen; lyrics by e Y Harburg; book by e Y Harburg; Fred Saidy

1st Produced:
Imperial Theatre, New York    31 Oct 1957

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1st Published:
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Music:
Original cast recording: RCa (68041) 1957

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One For My Baby

Synopsis:
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Notes:
Music by Harold Arlen; lyrics by Truman Capote; Ira Gershwin; E Y Harburg; Ted Koehler; Johnny Mercer, Billy Rose; book by Fred Barton

1st Produced:
New 42nd Street Studios, New York    2013

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1st Published:
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Saratoga

Saratoga
Clio an illegitimate Creole woman plans revenge on the family that exiled her pregnant mother as the son of the house was the father. She joins forces with Clint Maroon whose family was swindled out of land by a railway tycoon. the plan is for Clio to seduce the tycoon and get him to marry her. However, Clint and Clio fall in love

Notes:
Music by Harold Arlen; lyrics by Johnny Mercer; book by Morton Dacosta. Based on the novel "Saratoga Trunk" by edna Furber

1st Produced:
Winter Garden Theatre, New York    07 Dec 1959

Organisations:
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1st Published:
typescript in PaL, 1959   -

Music:
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Genre:
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St Louis Woman

St Louis Woman
St Louis 1898. augie a jockey is having a very successful run of wins. He is in love with Della. DElla is trying to end an abusive relationship with bar owner Biglow Brown. at the bar augie demonstrates the cakewalk and attracts Della's attention. Lilla is also there - she is Brown's ex-lover and is still very much in love with her. DElla and augie plan to get married. Whilst augie is away racing Brown visits DElla and beats her up. Lilla has followed him - then augie returns. Lilla shoots Brown but Brown thinks that augie did it and with his dying breath curses him. the curse seems to work augie stops winning races and DElla decides to move away convinced that it is all her fault. When augie discovers why she is leaving he determines to win the next race and prove the curse wrong

Notes:
Music by Harold Arlen; lyrics by Johnny Mercer (added later); book by Arna Bontemps; Countee Cullen. (Martin Beck theater, New York, Mar. 1946)

1st Produced:
Gilpin Players, Karamu Theatre, Cleveland, Ohio    Nov 1933

Organisations:
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1st Published:
Black theater, ed. by Lindsay Patterson, New York: Dodd, 1971   -

Music:
Original cast recording: angel (64662) 1946

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Genre:
Musical

Parts:
Male:  -            Female:  -            Other:  22 BM, 7 BF, extras

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Wizard Of Oz, The

Wizard Of Oz, The
stage musical of an iconic film

Notes:
By L. Frank Baum, with Music And Lyrics by Harold Arlen And e.Y. Harburg

1st Produced:
-    15 Aug 1939

Organisations:
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1st Published:
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Music:
Revival cast recording: TVT Soundtrax (1020) 1998

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Genre:
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