Gimme a Thrill: The Story of I'll Say She Is, the Lost Marx Brothers Musical, and How It Was Found (Paperback)

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A BROADWAY LEGEND OF 1924

A BROADWAY LEGEND OF 1924

Includes more than eighty rare photographs, some published here for the first time.

Before they made the films which are their principal legacy, the Marx Brothers were the stars of three Broadway musicals in the 1920s. Two of these, The Cocoanuts and Animal Crackers, are popular classics, familiar from the Brothers’ immortal film versions, and from numerous stage revivals. But the boys’ 1924 Broadway debut, I’ll Say She Is, was never filmed or revived, and it slipped through history’s fingers. Although it was the most successful thing the Marx Brothers ever did on stage, it was unseen for ninety years after the original production closed, and has been considered a lost work.

In 2009, writer, performer, lyricist, and Groucho Marxist Noah Diamond began a seven-year odyssey which led to the restoration, adaptation, and finally the historic first revival of this legendary entry in the Marx and musical theatre canons. Gimme a Thrill tells the whole story for the first time—the complete history of I’ll Say She Is from 1923 to 2014.
Product Details
ISBN: 9781593939335
ISBN-10: 1593939337
Publisher: BearManor Media
Publication Date: April 18th, 2016
Pages: 372
Language: English