Blue Monday (135th St)
Composer: George Gershwin
Librettist: Buddy DeSylva
Other Artistic Personnel: George White (staging)
Herbert Ward (scene design)
John Wenger (scene design)
Erté (costume)
Original Cast: Newton Alexander Lester Allen Franklyn Ardell Kathlyn Ardelle
Premiere Date: August 28, 1922
Producing Company: George White,
Description: Set in a basement cafe and bar in Harlem during the Jazz Age, the short jazz opera tells the tragic story of the cafe's employees and patrons.
Character List (Major): Joe, a gambler (t)
Vi, his sweetheart (s)
Tom, entertainer (bar)
Mike, proprietor and manager (b)
Sam, worker and custodian (bar)
Sweetpea, cafe pianist
Length: 00:25
Total Acts: 1
Chorus: Guests, SATB
Orchestration: 1.1.1.tsax.1-0.2.2.0-timp.perc(tri, bells, b.d, wdbl, cym)-hp.pno-str
Musical Style: Often considered the first piece of symphonic jazz, a fusion of classical and jazz styles.
Contact: Schott Music Corporation
Composer Web Site: http://www.gershwin.com/
Publisher Web Site: http://www.schott-music.com
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