No, no, Nanette
No, No, Nanette is a musical with the music of Vincent Youmans and the lyrics by Irving Caesar and Otto Harbach . The book wrote Frank Almond and Otto Harbach after the piece My Lady Friends by Frank Mandel and Emil Nyitray.
The musical ran in Detroit, Cincinnati and Chicago as early as 1924. A new version had its world premiere on March 11, 1925 in the West End of London in the Palace Theater. On Broadway production started on 16 September 1925 at the Globe Theater in Berlin and on November 7, 1925 at the Metropolitan Theater .
In 1971 there was a successful revival on Broadway in a remake by Burt Shevelove , who also directed. Busby Berkeley worked as a "supervisor" on this production. Patsy Kelly received a Tony Award in 1971 for her role in this musical .
Jimmy Smith became a millionaire through his Bible publishing business. His not very handsome wife Sue runs a perfectly puritan household for him in New York. Their cheerful ward Nanette lives with them. Sue has set herself the task of raising them to be a decent and godly being.
But Nanette is no longer a child and of course has a secret admirer. It is Tom Trainor, the nephew of the befriended couple Early. Jimmy has secrets too. He uses part of his income for charity and supports three beautiful but fallen girls . They can't get enough, so he decides to get rid of them by paying a severance payment. He asks his friend Billy Early to resolve this matter discreetly.
For the finale, all actors come to Jimmy's beach house in Atlantic City. There, after several misunderstandings, all the secrets come to light, whereupon Jimmy is forgiven, Nanette is allowed to get engaged and Sue dresses herself up for the first time in her life.
No, No, Nanette was filmed as a film musical three times: 1930 directed by Clarence Badger , 1940 directed by Herbert Wilcox and 1950 under the title Tea for Two by David Butler with Doris Day .
- Tea for Two
- I want to be happy
- Were You Just Pretending? (Composition by Maurice K. Jerome )
- Stephan duty: musical guide , Schott Music Int. GmbH + Co (June 2001), ISBN 3-7957-8206-6 , ISBN 978-3-7957-8206-1
- Charles B. Axton / Otto Zehnder: Reclam's musical guide . Ditzingen: Reclam 2004, ISBN 3-15-010560-9 , ISBN 978-3-15-010560-3
- No, No, Nanette in the Internet Broadway Database (IBDB)
- No, no, Nanette! at The Guide to Musical Theater (English)