Keep Off The Grass


Keep Off The Grass

Infobox Musical
name= Keep Off The Grass
subtitle=


caption= Sheet music cover (cropped)
music= Jimmy McHugh
lyrics= Al Dubin and Howard Dietz
sketches= Mort Lewis, Parke Levy, Alan Lipscott, S. Jay Kaufman, and Panama & Frank
productions= 1940 Broadway
awards=

"Keep Off The Grass" is a musical revue with sketches by Mort Lewis, Parke Levy, Alan Lipscott, S. Jay Kaufman, and Panama & Frank, lyrics by Al Dubin and Howard Dietz, and music by Jimmy McHugh. The choreography was by George Balanchine. Produced by Lee Shubert and J. J. Shubert, the Broadway production, opened on May 23, 1940 at the Broadhurst Theatre and ran for a total of 44 performances. The cast included Jimmy Durante, Ray Bolger, Jane Froman, and Ilka Chase.

With a cast of over 60 actors, and such talent as Jimmy Durante, Ray Bolger, Jane Froman, Ilka Chase, Larry Adler, Betty Bruce, Jackie Gleason, and Emmett Kelly, just to name a few, and music and lyrics by Jimmy McHugh, Al Dubin and Howard Dietz, you would think the show would be a smash hit. But it was not.

ongs

* The Cabby’s Serenade
* This Is Spring
* Crazy as a Loon
* A Fugitive from Esquire (lyrics by Howard Dietz)
* I’ll Applaud (You) With My Feet
* Two in a Taxi (lyrics by Howard Dietz)
* Rhett, Scarlett & Ashley (lyrics by Howard Dietz)
* A Latin Tune, a Manhattan Moon, and You
* Clear Out of This World
* Look Out for My Heart
* (I’m an) Old Jitterbug
* I’m in the Mood
* Raffles (music by Vernon Duke)
* On the Old Park Bench (lyrics by Howard Dietz)
* This is Winter

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