There’s A Small Hotel

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In this charming love song, two lovers dream of a place where they can escape the troubles of their daily lives. Originally written for Rodgers & Hart’s 1935 musical Jumbo, the song officially debuted in 1936, when Ray Bolger and Doris Carson sang it in On Your Toes. The song became a gem in the Great American Songbook, recorded by … Read More

It’s Got to Be Love

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In Junior Dolan’s music class, Frankie shares a love song she’s just finished composing. Like other comic love songs by Rodgers & Hart, “It’s Got to Be Love” is both a romantic number and a parody of one. The lyric, in which the singer lists all the possible reasons for feeling unwell, regards love as more of an ailment than … Read More

On Your Toes

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Rodgers & Hart’s Broadway hit, a combination of musical comedy, jazz and ballet, introduced several of their most popular tunes, including “There’s A Small Hotel” and “Glad to Be Unhappy.” Directed by the legendary George Abbott and choreographed by newcomer George Balanchine, this landmark musical featured two extensive ballet sequences, marking an early example of musical comedy incorporating dance as … Read More