1937 Original Broadway Production

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1937 Original Broadway Production

Music by Richard Rodgers | Lyrics by Lorenz Hart | Book by Rodgers & Hart

On April 14, 1937, just two weeks after its final preview in Boston, Rodgers and Hart’s Babes in Arms premiered on Broadway, introducing a trove of songs that would later be considered integral to the Great American Songbook. Directed by Robert B. Sinclair, choreographed by George Balanchine, and featuring Alfred Drake, Mitzi Green, Dana Hardwick, Ray Heatherton and the Nicholas Brothers, the production was an instant hit. It later moved to the Majestic Theatre, where it closed on December 18th, 1937, after a total of 289 performances.