Funny Face (Gershwin, George)

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Arranger Henry Marcellus Higgs (1855–1929)
Publisher. Info. London: Chappell & Co., 1928. Plate 29848..
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General Information

Work Title Funny Face
Alternative. Title
Composer Gershwin, George
Movements/SectionsMov'ts/Sec's 15 musical numbers in 2 acts
  • Act I
1. Overture
2. Birthday Party - Dora, June and Guests
3. Once - Dugsie Gibbs, Dora and Ensemble
4. Funny Face - Frankie and Jimmy Reeve
5. High Hat - Jimmy Reeve and Boys
6. 'S Wonderful - Frankie and Peter Thurston
7. Let's Kiss and Make Up - Frankie, Jimmy Reeve and Ensemble
8. Come Along, Let's Gamble - Entire Company
  • Act II
9. In the Swim - Girls
10. He Loves and She Loves - Frankie and Peter Thurston
11. Tell the Doc - Dugsie Gibbs and Girls
12. My One and Only (What I Am Gonna Do?) - Jimmy Reeve, June, Dora and Girls
13. Sing a Little Song - Pianists, Ritz Quartette, and Boys
14. My One and Only (What Am I Going to Do?) (Reprise) - Dora, June and Chorus
15. The Babbitt and the Bromide - Frankie and Jimmy Reeve
First Performance. 1927-11-22 in New York, Alvin Theatre
First Publication. 1927
Copyright Information Although purely instrumental selections and arrangements are permitted for this piece items
containing any text by the author(s) listed below cannot be added to the main server until
January 1, 2034. Items with text first published before 1923 or otherwise confirmed as public domain
in the United States can be uploaded to the USA server only.
Librettist Ira Gershwin (1896–1983)
Language English
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Early 20th century
Piece Style Early 20th century
Instrumentation Voices, chorus and orchestra
External Links Wikipedia article
Internet Broadway Database
Funny Face - scores at Sheet Music Plus
Extra Information Originally composed for voices and piano, then orchestrated by others


Misc. Comments

Songs recorded by Gershwin himself at the piano (free transcriptions, not the ones in George Gershwin's Songbook)
  • S'Wonderful & Funny Face
Disc Recording, June 1928
  • My One and Only
Disc Recording, August 1928

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