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[Program (dated 12/28/1926) for Betsy at the New Amsterdam Theatre]

Image ID: 1807917

[Program (dated 12/28/1926) for Betsy at the New Amsterdam Theatre] (1926)

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Image Title

:  [Program (dated 12/28/1926) for Betsy at the New Amsterdam Theatre]

Created Date

: 1926

Specific Material Type

: mixed_materials

Item Physical Description

: [52] p. ; 20 cm.


: Book by Irving Caesar and David Freedman. Note 2.) Original run. Note 3.) Pages digitized containing content about the musical: front cover, [31], 33, 35, 37, 39, 41, 43, 45, 46, 47, 48. Note 4.) Produced by Florenz Ziegfeld. Note 5.) Richard Rodgers project. Note 6.) Rodgers and Hart. Note 7.) Staged by [William] Anthony Maguire [McGuire]. Note 8.) The musical included the song Blue Skies written by Irving Berlin. Note 9.) With Belle Baker in the role of Betsy; other cast members documented in the program include Madeline Cameron, Barbara Newberry, Eveyn Law, Dan Healy, Jimmy Hussey, Allen Kearns, Bobby Perkins and Borrah Minnevitch leading the Harmonica Symphony Orchestra. Note 10.) [Choreographed] by Sammy Lee. Note 11.) [Opening night : Dec. 28, 1926]

Production Notes

: The original production previewed in Washington, D.C. shortly before Christmas 1926. The show opened at the New Amsterdam Theater on Broadway December 28, 1926. It ran for 39 performances. Music by Richard Rodgers, lyrics by Lorenz Hart, book by Irving Ceasar, producer Florenz Ziegfeld. It starred Belle Baker and Al Shean. The Irving Berlin song Blue Skies was inserted into the second act, sung by Belle Baker.


: Billy Rose Theatre Collection program file. / Betsy (1926)


: The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts / Billy Rose Theatre Division

Catalog Call Number

: *T-PRG

Digital ID

: 1807917

Record ID

: 1902643

Digital Item Published

: 4-24-2010; updated 3-25-2011

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