This Can’t Be Love

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Infatuated with one another, Antipholus of Syracuse and Luciana can hardly believe what they’re feeling. This gem of the Great American Songbook was introduced by Eddie Albert and Marcy Wescott in the 1938 Broadway premiere of The Boys from Syracuse. A playful spoof of the “sick with love” trope commonly found in popular songs, “This Can’t Be Love” became one … Read More

Falling in Love with Love

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Aching with loneliness due to the absence of her husband, Antipholus of Ephesus, Adriana ruefully reflects on her love life. First sung by Muriel Angelus in the 1938 Broadway premiere of The Boys from Syracuse, “Falling in Love with Love” became an American standard. Notable recordings include renditions by Helen Merrill, Dinah Shore, Vic Damone, Anita O’Day, Frank Sinatra, Sammy … Read More

The Boys from Syracuse

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Twins! More twins! Lovers – chased and chaste! The first musical ever adapted from Shakespeare remains one of the most madcap musical farces ever to animate the stage. Featuring American standards like “Falling in Love with Love,” “Sing for Your Supper” and “This Can’t Be Love,” The Boys from Syracuse remains a treasure in the canon of the American Songbook. … Read More