Posts Tagged ‘Harry Graham’

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Mai Bacon at the time of her appearance in Whirled into Happiness, a musical farce with music by Robert Stolz, produced at the Lyric Theatre, London, on 18 May 1922.

March 10, 2014

Mai Bacon (1897-1981), English actress, singer and dancer, at the time of her appearance in Whirled into Happiness, a musical farce adapted by Harry Graham from the book of Robert Bodanzky and Bruno Hardt-Warden, with lyrics by Harry Graham, and music by Robert Stolz, produced at the Lyric Theatre, London, on 18 May 1922.
(photo: unknown, probably London, 1922)

Mai Bacon played Delphine de Lavallière, a French dancer; her duet, ‘That’s the Way It’s Done,’ with Billy Merson as Matthew Platt, proved especially popular.

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Whirled into Happiness was an adaptation of Stolz, Bodanzky and Hardt-Warden’s operetta, Der Tanz ins Glück, which opened at the Raimundtheater, Berlin, on 23 December 1920. The first night of the New York production, entitled Sky High, took place at the Shubert Theatre on 2 March 1925, when the part of Delphine de Lavallière was played by Vanessi. The cast also included the English actress, Joyce Barbour.

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Little Miss Nobody, produced at the Lyric Theatre, London, 14 September 1898

January 13, 2013

programme cover for Little Miss Nobody,
produced at the Lyric Theatre, London, 14 September 1898

(printed by Haycock, Frith Street, Soho, London, 1898,
from original artwork by Bernard Partridge)

Little Miss Nobody, a musical comedy in two acts, written by Harry Graham, with music by Arthur E. Godfrey and additional music by Landon Ronald, was produced by Tom B. Davis at the Lyric Theatre, London, on 14 September 1898. The cast included Kate Cutler as Elsie Crockett (the title role), Cairns James, Yorke Stephens, Lionel Mackinder, Lionel Brough, Maria Davis, Alice de Winton, Lydia West, Dora Dent and Gracie Leigh. The piece ran for 200 performances, closing on 18 March 1899.

For further information see Kurt Gänzl, The British Musical Theatre, Macmillan, Houndmills and London, 1986, vol. I, p. 699.