Swinging on a Star

The Johnny Burke Musical

Nederlander Theatre

Previews Began: February 9, 2016

Opening Night: March 8, 2016

Closing Night: May 8, 2016

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Music: Johnny Burke

Erroll Garner

Arthur Johnston

Harold Spina

Joe Bushkin

Bob Haggart

Jimmy Monaco

James Van Heusen

Lyrics: Johnny Burke

Book: Michael Leeds

Hollywood songwriter Johnny Burke’s songs illustrate different aspects of American life from the 1930s through the 1950s.

Musical Numbers

You’re Not the Only Oyster in the Stew………Cleo,
                                                                    Jeannie,
                                                                         Flora
Chicago Style……………Ben, Jeannie, Flora, Waiter
Ain’t It a Shame About Mame……………Ben, Mame
What’s New……………………………………………Jeannie
Doctor Rhythm……………………………………Cleo, Ben
Pennies from Heaven……………The Homeless Man
When Stanislaus Got
Married…….The Polish Gentleman, Street People
His Rocking Horse Ran Away………The Housewife
Annie Doesn’t Live Here Anymore……The Suitors
Annie Doesn’t Live Here Anymore (Reprise)………….Buddy, Betty, The Announcer,
                               The Burkettes
Scatterbrain…………………………………………….Buddy
One, Two, Button Your Shoe…………..Betty, Buddy
Whoopsie Daisy Day………………….The Announcer,
                                                       The Burkettes
What Does It Take to Make You Take to
Me?………………………………………………..Vicky Voyay
Irresistible…………….The Announcer, Vicky Voyay,
                                 The Burkettes
An Apple for the Teacher…………………….Company
Thank Your Lucky Stars and Stripes………..Emcee,
                                                           Buzz Albright
Personality…………………………..Miss South Dakota,
                                               Miss North Carolina,
                                                        Miss Rheingold
There’s Always the Blues………………..Lena George
Polka Dots and Moonbeams……………………….Eddie
Swinging on a Star………………………………Company
Thank Your Lucky Stars and Stripes
(Reprise)……………………………………………..Company

Don’t Let That Moon Get Away…………The Waiter
All You Want to Do is Dance…The Date, The Man
You Danced With Dynamite….The Date, The Man
Imagination…………………The Vocalist, The Waiter,
                                        The Coat Check Girl
It Could Happen to You………….The Woman Alone
Road to Morocco…………………………………Bing, Bob
Apalachicola………………………….Bing, Bob, Dorothy
Ain’t Got a Dime to My Name………………Bing, Bob
You Don’t Have to Know the Language……….Bing,
                                                                        Bob,
                                                                        Girls
Going My Way……………………………………………Bing
Shadows on the Swanee………….Southern Woman,
                                                  Bing, Bob, Dorothy
Pakistan……………….The Sheik, Dorothy, Bing, Bob
Road to Morocco (Reprise)…….Bing, Bob, Dorothy
But, Beautiful……………………………………Ms. Burrell
Like Someone in Love…………………………..Ms. Faye
Moonlight Becomes You……………………..Mr. Cleale
If Love Ain’t There (It Ain’t There)….Mr. McGrath
Sunday, Monday or Always…………………Ms. Guess
Misty……………………………………………..Mr. Fleming
Here’s That Rainy Day………………….Ms. Fitzgerald
Pennies from Heaven (Reprise)…………….Company
Swinging on a Star (Reprise)………………..Company