Greenwich Village Follies of 1924

A Musical Revue
Music and Lyrics by Cole Porter
Book by Lew Fields, Irving Caesar, William K. Wells, Arthur Caesar, and others

Tryouts began September 8, 1924 at Nixon's Apollo Theatre, Atlantic City

Opened September 16, 1924 at the Sam S. Shubert Theatre, NYC
Also played at the Winter Garden Theatre
Ran for 127 performances
Entire production devised and staged by John Murray Anderson
Produced by A. L. Jones and Morris Green
Choreography by Larry Ceballos
Costumes and Set Designs by James Reynolds
Musical Direction by Alfred Newman

Note: Porter's songs for this revue were dropped at different points in the New York production, so that by the end of the run and before the tour, all of his songs had been deleted.


The Dolly Sisters, Moran and Mack, Georgie Hale, Bobbe Arnst, Vincent Lopez and his orchestra

Musical Numbers

  • "Brittany" [dropped before December 1, 1924]
  • "I Want Twins" [dropped during the New York run]
  • "The Dollys and Their Collies" [dropped during the New York run]
  • "Toy of Destiny" [dropped during the New York run]
  • "Two Little Babes in the Wood" [dropped before October 13, 1924; later used in Paris]
  • "Bring Me a Radio" [dropped during the New York run]
  • "Broadcast a Jazz" [dropped shortly after the New York opening]
  • "Wait for the Moon" [dropped in November, 1924]
  • "Syncopated Pipes of Pan" [from Phi-Phi (1922) as "Ragtime Pipes of Pan"; dropped during the New York run]
  • "My Long Ago Girl" [dropped in November, 1924]
  • "Make Every Day a Holiday" [dropped in December, 1924]
  • "I'm in Love Again" [added after the New York opening]

Cut Songs

  • "The Life of a Sailor" [dropped before the New York opening]
  • "Understudies" [dropped before the New York opening]
  • "I've Got Quelque Chose" [unused; also considered for Paris]
  • "I Love a Girl in a Shawl" [unused; later used in Wake Up and Dream as "I Dream of a Girl in a Shawl"]
  • "Greenwich Village Ladies' Barber Shop" [unused]
  • "Gibson Girls' Entrance" [unused]

Porter In Order

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