Louisiana Purchase (musical)

Louisiana Purchase (musical)

Infobox Musical
name= Louisiana Purchase

caption= 1996 Cast Recording
music= Irving Berlin
lyrics= Irving Berlin
book= Morrie Ryskind
basis= A story Buddy De Sylva
productions= 1940 Broadway
1941 Film

"Louisiana Purchase" is a musical theater production from 1940. It has music and lyrics by Irving Berlin and book by Morrie Ryskind based on a story by B. G. DeSylva. In 1941 it was adapted for the film "Louisiana Purchase" directed by Irving Cummings.

The show opened at the Shubert Brothers' Imperial Theatre, New York City on May 28, 1940 and ran for 444 performances. It was produced by Buddy De Sylva, who also wrote the story, and staged by Edgar MacGregor. The musical orchestrations were by Robert Emmett Dolan and N. Lang Van Cleve, with the ballets by George Balanchine and the musical staging and dances by Carl Randall.

Set in New Orleans, the musical parodies Governor Huey Long and his control over Louisiana politics.


*William Gaxton : Jim Taylor
*Vera Zorina : Marina Von Minden
*Victor Moore : Sen. Oliver P. Loganberry
*Irène Bordoni : Madame Yvonne Bordelaise
*April Ames : Emmy Lou
*Carol Bruce : Beatrice
*Robert Pitkin : Colonel Davis


;Act I
* The Letter - Sam Liebowitz
* Apologia - Secretary, Sam Liebowitz and Ensemble
* Sex Marches On - Jim Taylor, Col. Davis D. Davis, Sr., Davis D. Davis, Jr., Dean Manning and Police Captain Whitfield
* Louisiana Purchase - Beatrice, The Martins, the Buccaneers and Ensemble
* Tomorrow Is a Lovely Day - Madame Bordelaise
* Louisiana Purchase (Reprise) - Beatrice, Emmy-Lou, Lee Davis, The Martins and Ensemble
* Outside of That I Love You - Jim Taylor and Marina van Linden
* You're Lonely and I'm Lonely - Marina van Linden and Senator Oliver P. Loganberry
* (Dance with Me) Tonight at the Mardi Gras - The Martins;Act I
* Latins Know How - Madame Bordelaise and Ensemble
* What Chance Have I (with Love) - Senator Oliver P. Loganberry
* The Lord Done Fixed Up My Soul - Beatrice, Abner, the Buccaneers and Ensemble
* Fools Fall in Love - Jim Taylor and Marina van Linden
* Old Man's Darling- Young Man's Slave? - Marina van Linden, Spirit of Jim Taylor and Spirit of Senator Loganberry
* You Can't Brush Me Off - Emmy-Lou, Lee Davis and The Martins

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