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I'll Say She Is

 

Before they made the movies which are their principal legacy, the Marx Brothers were the stars of three Broadway musicals. Two of these, The Cocoanuts and Animal Crackers, became films. But their 1924 Broadway debut, I'll Say She Is, was lost to history.

I'll Say She Is was a musical comedy revue about an heiress looking for thrills. It had a book and lyrics by Will B. Johnstone (later to co-write Monkey Business, Horse Feathers, and A Day at the Races) and music by Tom Johnstone. It had the beautiful Lotta Miles. And it had seven golden comedy scenes, which established the Marx Brothers as we know them.

Drawn from multiple sources, Noah Diamond's adaptation of I'll Say She Is reconstructs, refines, embellishes, and otherwise grapples with this enigmatic entry in the Marx Brothers canon. It premieres August 10 - 22 at the New York International Fringe Production in a spectacular and historic production directed by Trav S.D.

 




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PERFORMANCES
Sun 8/10 at 2:15 pm; Fri 8/15 at 6:15 pm
Mon 8/18 at 2:00 pm; Wed 8/20 at 8:45 pm; Fri 8/22 at 9:30 pm
at the Sheen Center, Loretto Auditorium, 18 Bleecker Street [MAP]

 

Original book and lyrics by
WILL B. JOHNSTONE

Adapted and expanded by
NOAH DIAMOND

Music by
TOM JOHNSTONE
Additional music by
Alexander Johnstone


Produced and directed by
TRAV S.D.

Starring
MELODY JANE
NOAH DIAMOND
SETH SHELDEN
ROBERT PINNOCK
ARISTOTLE STAMAT


and
KATHY BIEHL
GLEN HEROY
BOB HOMEYER
C.L. WEATHERSTONE


Featuring
AMBER BLOOM
FRANCINE DAVETA
LEFTY LUCY
EMILY TURNER MARSLAND
MELISSA ROTH
KITA ST. CYR
ALEXIS THOMASON
as the I'll Say She Is Girls


with
FOXY VERMOUTH
DANIEL ROBINSON


Musical direction
SABRINA CHAP

Choreography
HELEN PONTANI

Artistic settings
CAROLYN RASHIP

Props and costumes
JULIANN KROBOTH