May Wine

May Wine
May Wine
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Sheet Music Cover (cropped)
Music Sigmund Romberg
Lyrics Oscar Hammerstein, II
Book Frank Mandell
Basis novel The Happy Alienist
Productions 1935 Broadway

May Wine is a musical with a book by Frank Mandell, lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein, II, and music by Sigmund Romberg.

Produced by Laurence Schwab, the Broadway production opened on December 5, 1935 at the St. James Theatre, where it ran for 213 performances. Cast included Walter Slezak, Nancy McCord, and Walter Woolf King. The orchestrations were by Don Walker

The show was adapted from the novel The Happy Alienist by Eric von Stroheim and Wallace Smith. The rich and absent-minded professor, Johann Volk, falls in love with the Mari (Baroness von Schlewitz). Baron Kuno Adelhorst, who also loves Marie, tries to get the professor’s money by having Marie marry him, but after they are married she comes to love the professor and doesn’t want to hurt him. However, the Professor thinks he’s been deceived and tries to shoot Marie.

Songs

  • Something New Is In My heart
  • I Built a Dream One Day
  • Somebody Ought To Be Told
  • Dance, My Darlings
  • Just Once Around the Clock
  • A Chanson in the Prater”

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