Now, this really got me interested. Jerome Kern was naught else but the father of modern American music, mentor and inspirer to both musical and classic composers, to mention only George Gershwin, who started his career as Jerome’s rehearsal pianist in one of Kern’s early shows. And to go seeing his last musical was an opportunity too good to miss, even implying another voyage down memory lane far beyond the 35 years originally stipulated.
Once again, interpreted by two great instrumentalists:
I am still looking for the original stage recording from 1939 that is supposed to exist. Watch this space for this forthcoming wonder!
In the mean-time, here is another treat for you: Ken Levin, from 42nd Street Moon, has kindly sent me some pictures from the show. I like this one the most, where the wealthy Connecticut arts patroness "Winnie Spofford" (played by Maureen McVerry) is comforting the young spritely teenager "May" (Megan Hopp), who has run away from her dominant father and brother, hoping to become an actress, and crashed Winnie's theater group. David Allen is the valiant Photographer.