Musical numbers
  • Pipes of Pansy (Dropped before the New York opening)
  • Chuck it
  • Maybe it's me (Dropped before the New York opening)
Lyrics by Lorenz Hart
Music by Richard Rodgers
Produced by Lew Fields
Book by Herbert Fields, suggested by the musical comedy Tillie's nightmare
Directed by Robert Milton
Choreoghraphy {coreograf}
Starring: Seymour Felix, Helen Ford adn Lulu MacCollen
It ran for 333 performances.


Peggy-Ann Barnes dreams of a trip on a yacht, a ride in an airplane, marriage to a millionaire. Then she wakes up and philosophically goes back to being a drudge. 

Peggy-Ann was a study in the unusual. It violated every musical-comedy tradition, borrowed a few more from other art forms, and then violated them too. There was no opening chorus. In the first 15 minutes there was no singing or dancing at all. The plot was simply one long dream. The eternal musical-comedy love story was kidded. The chorus danced in a sort of planned chaos. The lights misbehaved with a sort of wayward intelligence of their own, the spotlight was never in the right place, and the footlights and borderlights went on and off willfully.

The dancing when it finally arrived, was an abrupt departure from the collection of speedy routines and specialty numbers which is still standard fare in musicals. It was a musical that ended with a whisper and a laugh.


The critics were unanimous in their praise. "From the beginning" said the New York Times, "Fields, Rodgers and Hart have brought freshness and ideas to the musical-comedy field, and in the new piece they travel a little further along the road". The powerful and influential Alexander Woollcott gave them a rave, as did Walter Winchell. In the Daily Mirror Robert Coleman placed them "in the foremost ranks of our youthful talented show builders" and praised their originality, humor, cleverness, and unbounded enthusiasm.

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