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Musicals Tonight! Adds Herbert and Kern Shows to 2005-2006 Season logo
Victor Herbert's little-known musical Mademoiselle Modiste and the 1918 Jerome Kern show Oh Lady! Lady!! have been added to the 2005-2006 season of Musicals Tonight! All performances will take place at the 45th Street Theater. (Kern's Roberta and the Gershwin musical Show Girl, both previously announced, will not be part of the season after all.)

The High Life (formerly known as: The Gay Life), with a score by Arthur Schwartz and Howard Dietz, will run October 18-30. The musical concerns Anatol, a determined bachelor in turn-of-the century Vienna who eventually succumbs to the enchanting Liesl. Next up in the season will be Good News (November 1-13), the Henderson, DeSylva & Brown romp about a football-obsessed collegian who falls for his tutor.

In Spring 2006, the company will present three shows, starting with Mademoiselle Modiste (March 21-April 2), all about a French shopgirl who becomes a stage star in Paris. It will be followed by Oh Lady! Lady!! (April 25-May 2), in which a wedding is interrupted by the arrival of the groom's old flame; the show has music by Jerome Kern, book and lyrics by P.G. Wodehouse and Guy Bolton. Scheduled to close out the season is Let's Face It (May 9-21), by Cole Porter and Dorothy and Herbert Fields, the story of three wives who recruit three eager soldiers to make their philandering husbands take notice of them.

In addition, Musicals Tonight! will present At This Performance, eight concerts featuring Broadway standbys and understudies; and five nights of BMI Musical Mondays: New Composers. For more information, visit

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