Lyrics by Lorenz
Music by Richard Rodgers
Produced by Dwight Deere Wiman
Book by Lorenz Hart and Richard Rodgers
Directed by Joshua Logan
Choreoghraphy George Balanchine
Starring: Dennis King, Vera Zorina,
Vivienne Segal, Walter Slezak and Charles Walter
It ran for 338 performances.
When a wealthy banker becomes disillusioned with women and vows that the
only lady for him would have to be an angel, it's only a song or two before
she comes flying in through the window! He marries her only to discover
that angels can sometimes be troublesome, having none of the human failings
that allow us mere mortals to tolerate one another. Her inability to be
in any way dishonest results in her successful alienation of everyone from
the banker's biggest depositor to society's grand dame. Through some side-splitting
shenanigans, Angel is brought down to earth, for what is - naturally - a
marriage made in heaven.
NEW YORK TIMES, 1938:
"One of the best musical comedies for many seasons...it perches on the
top shelf of the Rodgers & Hart music cabinet."
NEW YORK POST, 1995:
It's a lovely idea for a stage musical. Hart's lyrics have verve, wit
and a springtime poetry. Rodgers' music is fresh and alive, and the book
(by the two of them) is surprisingly urbane and sophisticated."
I Married An Angel Studio Cast