My One and Only

St. James Theatre

Previews Began: March 31, 1983

Opening Night: May 1, 1983

Closing Night: March 3, 1985

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Music: George Gershwin

Lyrics: Andrew Lippa

Book: Timothy S. Mayer

Ira Gershwin

In 1927, aviator Billy Buck Chandler falls for English swimmer Edythe Herbert, yearns to become the first American to make a nonstop trans-Atlantic flight to Paris, and sings and dances to classic George and Ira Gershwin tunes.

Musical Numbers

Act One

I Can’t Be Bothered Now…The New Rhythm Boys,
                                  Captain Billy Buck Chandler,
                                  Edith Herbert, Prince Nikki,
                                  Mickey, Ensemble
Blah, Blah, Blah………Captain Billy Buck Chandler
Boy Wanted………………….Edith Herbert, Reporter
Soon……………………….Captain Billy Buck Chandler
High Hat/Sweet and Low Down………..Mr. Magix,
                                  Captain Billy Buck Chandler,
                          The New Rhythm Boys, Ensemble
Blah, Blah, Blah (Reprise)……………..Edith Herbert
Just Another Rhumba….Rt. Rev. J.D. Montgomery,
                                       Ensemble
He Loves and She
Loves……………………..Captain Billy Buck Chandler,
                                  Edith Herbert
He Loves and She Loves (Reprise)……Ritz Quartet
I Can’t Be Bothered Now
(Reprise)………………………….The New Rhythm Boys
‘S Wonderful………….Captain Billy Buck Chandler,
                                  Edith Herbert
‘S Wonderful (Reprise)……………………Ritz Quartet
Strike Up the Band….Captain Billy Buck Chandler

Act Two

In the Swim……………………………………..Fish, Nikki
Nice Work If You Can Get It………..Edith Herbert
My One And Only…..Captain Billy Buck Chandler,
                                  Mr. Magix
Funny Face………………………………Mickey, Minnow
My One and Only
(Reprise)…………………Captain Billy Buck Chandler
Kicking the Clouds
Away…………..Rt. Rev. J.D. Montgomery, Ensemble
How Long Has This Been Goin’
On?….Edith Herbert, Captain Billy Buck Chandler
Strike Up the Band (Reprise)……………….Company