Tip-Toes/Tell Me More
Liner Notes   Cat. No. 80598     Release Date: 1976-01-01
GEORGE GERSHWIN and IRA GERSHWIN
Tip-Toes


Book by Guy Bolton and Fred Thompson
Starring Emily Loesser, Lewis J. Stadlen, Andy Taylor, Lee Wilkof, Mark Baker, Cynthia Sophiea, Rachel Coloff, Alet Oury; with Joseph Thalken and John Musto at the pianos and the cast and orchestra from the Carnegie Hall concert production
Restored, produced and conducted by Rob Fisher

GEORGE GERSHWIN, IRA GERSHWIN and B.G. DeSYLVA
Tell Me More


Book by Fred Thompson and William K. Wells
David Garrison, Christine Ebersole, Sally Mayes, Diane Fratantoni, Philip Chaffin, and Patrick Cassidy, special guest appearance by Kathleen Noone
Orchestrations by Russell Warner; Restored and produced by Tommy Krasker
Music Direction by Rob Fisher

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Tip-Toes, which made its Broadway debut on December 28, 1925, was produced by Alex A. Aarons and Vinton Freedley, who had been the producers of the Gershwins' smash hit Lady, Be Good! the year before. Attempting to repeat that success, they once again combined the same book writers, Guy Bolton and Fred Thompson, with the Gershwin brothers. Tip-Toes was well received by audiences and the press, and ran for 194 performances. It was given a subsequent production at the Winter Garden Theatre in London, opening August 31, 1926, running for 181 performances.

One of the most overlooked Gershwin shows, Tell Me More was also the most unlikely of Jazz Age musicals. In an era marked by lavish extravaganzas and brash star vehicles, Tell Me More, which opened on April 13, 1925, relied on charm, modesty, and an impish sense of humor. Because it failed to recoup its investment on Broadway, it was relegated to the list of Gershwin flops; because its score was largely forgotten, it has been widely regarded as a minor effort. In truth, it's a key show. As the only full-length collaboration between George and Ira Gershwin and B.G. DeSylva, it combines the delicacy and grace of the scores George had written earlier in the decade with DeSylva and the bold wit he had pioneered in partnership with his brother Ira four months earlier in Lady, Be Good! The best of both worlds, Tell Me More was a one-of-a-kind achievement.

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Tip-Toes/Tell Me More

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Track Listing

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Tip-Toes: Overture
George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin
Florida
George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin
Nice Baby
George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin
Looking for a Boy
George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin
Lady Luck
George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin
When Do We Dance?
George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin
These Charming People
George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin
That Certain Feeling
George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin
Sweet and Low-Down
George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin
Tip-Toes: Finale Act I
George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin
Entr'acte
George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin
Our Little Captain
George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin
Looking for a Boy (Reprise)
George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin
It's a Great Little World!
George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin
Nightie-Night!
George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin
Tip-Toes
George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin
Tip-Toes: Finale Act II
George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin
Tell Me More: Overture
B.G. DeSylva, George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin
Tell Me More
B.G. DeSylva, George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin
Tell Me More (Encore)
B.G. DeSylva, George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin
Shopgirls and Mannequins
B.G. DeSylva, George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin
Mr. and Mrs. Sipkin
B.G. DeSylva, George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin
When the Debbies
B.G. DeSylva, George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin
Three Times a Day
B.G. DeSylva, George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin
Why Do I Love You?
B.G. DeSylva, George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin
How Can I Win You Now?
B.G. DeSylva, George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin
Kickin' the Clouds Away
B.G. DeSylva, George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin
Tell Me More: Finale Act I
B.G. DeSylva, George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin
Love Is In the Air
B.G. DeSylva, George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin
My Fair Lady
B.G. DeSylva, George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin
In Sardinia
B.G. DeSylva, George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin
Baby!
B.G. DeSylva, George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin
Finaletto
B.G. DeSylva, George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin
Opening Ensemble
B.G. DeSylva, George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin
Ukulele Lorelei
B.G. DeSylva, George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin
Tell Me More: Finale Act II
B.G. DeSylva, George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin