started life as a 1933 pre-code Warner Brothers movie musical,
starring Ruby Keeler (her movie debut),
Dick Powell, Warner Baxter and bevy of other hopefuls.
Choreography was by Busby Berkeley.
Below, Una Merkel, Ruby and Ginger Rodgers,
chorines...but for how long?
Ruby as soon to be star, Peggy Sawyer
and Warner as Julian Marsh, the tough director (with the heart of gold).
The 1980 Broadway version
starred Jerry Orbach,
Karen Ziemba, Wanda Richert, Tammy Grimes,
Lee Roy Reams, Joseph Bova and Carole Cook.
Tony wins for Best Musical
and Best Choreography (Gower Champion)!
And of course a plethora of revivals and tours...
from the UK to Australia to Maine State!
Below, with Christine Ebersole as Dorothy Brock.
The ultimate Busby tribute,
cleverly figured out to work on a stage...
brought to you by one gigantic mirror!