Stage Musicals & Motion Pictures

YIP’S SHOWS, FILMS AND BOOKS
(listed by date of opening / release / publication)

M (Stage Musical) R (Stage Revue) P (Stage Play) F (Film) B (Book)

Top 10

 

  • Americana – 1932 (“Brother, Can You Spare a Dime?” – music by Jay Gorney)
  • The Great Magoo – 1932 (“It’s Only a Paper Moon” – music by Harold Arlen)
  • Walk a Little Faster – 1932 (“April in Paris” – music by Vernon Duke)
  • Life Begins at 8:40 – 1934 (with Ira Gershwin; “Fun to Be Fooled” – music by Harold Arlen)
  • The Wizard of Oz – 1939 (“Over the Rainbow” – music by Harold Arlen)
  • At the Circus – 1939 (“Lydia, the Tattooed Lady” – music by Harold Arlen)
  • Cabin in the Sky – 1943 (“Happiness Is a Thing Called Joe” – music by Harold Arlen)
  • Bloomer Girl – 1944 (“The Eagle and Me” – music by Harold Arlen)
  • Finian’s Rainbow – 1947 (“How Are Things in Glocca Morra?” – music by Burton Lane)
  • The Happiest Girl in the World – 1961 (“Adrift on a Star” – music by Jacques Offenbach)

 

 

Earl Carroll’s Sketch Book (R)
July 1, 1929
Applause (F)
Oct. 9, 1929
Glorifying the American Girl (F)
Dec. 7, 1929
Roadhouse Nights (F)
Feb. 21, 1930
The Garrick Gaieties (R)
June 4, 1930
Leave It to Lester (F)
June 11, 1930
Earl Carroll Vanities (R)
July 1, 1930
The Sap from Syracuse (F)
July 25, 1930
Queen High (F)
Aug. 8, 1930
Heads Up (F)
Oct. 12, 1930
Song Service (F)
Oct. 24, 1930
The Vanderbilt Revue (R)
Nov. 5, 1930
Office Blues (F)
Nov. 21, 1930
Billy Rose’s Crazy Quilt (R)
May 19, 1931
Ziegfeld Follies of 1931 (R)
July 1, 1931
Shoot the Works! (R)
July 21, 1931
Accidentally Yours [not Bway] (M)
Summer 1931
Sein Liebeslied (His Love Song) (F)
Nov. 18, 1931
Ihre Hoheit Befiehlt (Her Highness Commands) (F)
1931
Ronny (F)
Apr. 18, 1932
Ballyhoo of ’32 (R)
Sept. 6, 1932
Americana (R)
Oct. 5, 1932
The Great Magoo (P)
Dec. 2, 1932
Walk a Little Faster (R)
Dec. 7, 1932
Moonlight and Pretzels (F)
Aug. 22, 1933
Take a Chance (F)
Nov. 26, 1933
Ziegfeld Follies of 1934 (R)
Jan. 4, 1934
New Faces of 1934 (R)
Mar. 15, 1934
Life Begins at 8:40 (R)
Aug. 27, 1934
The Count of Monte Cristo (F)
Sept. 26, 1934
Continental Varieties (R)
Oct. 3, 1934
Stop Press (R)
Feb. 21, 1935
*Broadway Gondolier (F)
July 17, 1935
Manhattan Moon (F)
Aug. 19, 1935
The Affair of Susan (F)
Sept. 1, 1935
The Singing Kid (F)
Apr. 3, 1936
Stage Struck (F)
Sept. 27, 1936
Gold Diggers of 1937 (F)
Dec. 24, 1936
**The Show Is On (R)
Sept. 18, 1937
Merry Go Round of 1938 (F)
Nov. 25, 1937
Hooray for What! (M)
Dec. 1, 1937
The Wizard of Oz (F)
Aug. 17, 1939
Babes in Arms (F)
Oct. 19, 1939
At the Circus (F)
Nov. 16, 1939
Hold on to Your Hats (M)
Sept. 11, 1940
Babes on Broadway (F)
Dec. 31, 1941
Sticks and Stones [not Bway] (R)
1941
Rio Rita (F)
May 7, 1942
Ship Ahoy (F)
June 25, 1942
***Seven Sweethearts (F)
Aug. 12, 1942
Panama Hattie (F)
Oct. 21, 1942
Cairo (F)
Nov. 5, 1942
Presenting Lily Mars (F)
Apr. 29, 1943
Cabin in the Sky (F)
May 27, 1943
DuBarry Was a Lady (F)
Aug. 19, 1943
Thousands Cheer (F)
Sept. 13, 1943
Princess O’Rourke (F)
Nov. 5, 1943
Song of Russia (F)
Feb. 10, 1944
Cover Girl (F)
Mar. 30, 1944
Kismet (F)
Aug. 22, 1944
Meet the People (F)
Sept. 7, 1944
Bloomer Girl (M)
Oct. 5, 1944
Hollywood Canteen (F)
Dec. 15, 1944
Can’t Help Singing (F)
Dec. 25, 1944
Hell-Bent for Election (F)
1944
Blue Holiday (R)
May 21, 1945
Centennial Summer (F)
July 17, 1946
The Great Morgan (F)
1946
Finian’s Rainbow (M)
Jan. 10, 1947
California (F)
Jan. 14, 1947
Flahooley (M)
May 14, 1951
Huckleberry Finn (F) (unproduced)
1951
Jollyanna (M)
Aug. 11, 1952
April in Paris (F)
Dec. 24, 1952
Jamaica (M)
Oct. 31, 1957
The Happiest Girl in the World (M)
Apr. 3, 1961
Gary Purr-ee (F)
Dec. 5, 1962
I Could Go on Singing (F)
May 15, 1963
Rhymes for the Irreverent (B)
1965
Darling of the Day (M)
Jan. 27, 1968
Finian’s Rainbow (F)
Oct. 9, 1968
What a Day for a Miracle [not Bway] (M)
Apr. 29, 1971
The Grate Mans Wiskurs (F for TV)
Feb. 13, 1973
At This Point in Rhyme (B)
Fall 1976

* co-wrote story; didn’t contribute lyrics

** reopened 9/18/37 for 17 performances

***wrote rhymed dialogue for prologue

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