What's Up? (musical)

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Alan Jay Lerner

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What's Up? is a musical derived from a book by Alan Jay Lerner and Arthur Pierson, lyrics by Lerner, and music by Frederick Loewe.
It enjoyed a nine-week run and encouraged the duo to join forces with Arthur Pierson for What's Up?, which opened on Broadway in 1943.

Frederick Loewe

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What's Up? is a musical derived from a book by Alan Jay Lerner and Arthur Pierson, lyrics by Lerner, and music by Frederick Loewe.
It enjoyed a nine-week run and encouraged the duo to join forces with Arthur Pierson for What's Up?, which opened on Broadway in 1943.

Lerner and Loewe

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This was the first Broadway stage collaboration of Lerner and Loewe.
The first of their productions to make it to Broadway, What's Up?, ran for only one week before closing.

Patricia Marshall

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Directed and choreographed by George Balanchine, with the book directed by Robert H. Gordon, the cast included Jimmy Savo, Johnny Morgan, Gloria Warren, and Pat Marshall.
She acted in the Broadway plays You'll See Stars (1942), What's Up? (1943), Hats Off to Ice (1944), The Day Before Spring (1945), The Pajama Game (1954), and Mr. Wonderful (1956).

William Tabbert

Broadway during the war, like most other war era industries, was suffering a manpower shortage which, starting in 1943, opened the door for Tabbert to appear in musicals like, What's Up?, Follow the Girls, Seven Lively Arts, Billion Dollar Baby and Three to Make Ready.

Musical theatre

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What's Up? is a musical derived from a book by Alan Jay Lerner and Arthur Pierson, lyrics by Lerner, and music by Frederick Loewe.

Broadway theatre

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This was the first Broadway stage collaboration of Lerner and Loewe.

Nederlander Theatre

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The musical opened on Broadway at the National Theatre on November 11, 1943 and closed on January 4, 1944, after 63 performances.

Choreography

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Directed and choreographed by George Balanchine, with the book directed by Robert H. Gordon, the cast included Jimmy Savo, Johnny Morgan, Gloria Warren, and Pat Marshall.

George Balanchine

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Directed and choreographed by George Balanchine, with the book directed by Robert H. Gordon, the cast included Jimmy Savo, Johnny Morgan, Gloria Warren, and Pat Marshall.

Jimmy Savo

Directed and choreographed by George Balanchine, with the book directed by Robert H. Gordon, the cast included Jimmy Savo, Johnny Morgan, Gloria Warren, and Pat Marshall.

Ken Bloom

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According to theatre historian Ken Bloom "Despite the talents on hand, the show was not a hit."

The New York Times

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The New York Times reviewer wrote: "No doubt it is only an habitual pessimist who can look at 'What's Up' and find it not altogether to his liking. All the elements of a Broadway musical show are there. The tunes are fairly catchy. Jimmy Savo -- who undoubtedly is among the great folk of the world -- is present."

Gerald Bordman

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Theater historian Gerald Bordman wrote that Balanchine gave Savo "one of the evenings most delightful moments with the forlorn little comedian pursuing an Amazonian ballerina...yet the best dancing of the evening came...in Don Weissmuller's show-stopping tap routines...the book revealed that Lerner had a lot to learn about writing librettos."

Brigadoon

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Lyricist and book writer Alan Jay Lerner and composer Frederick Loewe had previously collaborated on three musicals; the first, Life of the Party, closed during pre-Broadway tryouts, and the second and third, What's Up? and The Day Before Spring, had met with moderate success.

What's up

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* What's Up? (musical), Lerner and Loewe musical