Composer Nacio Herb Brown's 1947 hit proclaims "Love is where you find it." Lovers of movie musicals like Singin' in the Rain and Broadway Melody will find it at the new review of Brown's songs by the same name.

Love is Where You Find It is a one hour tribute to the man who wrote such standards as "Singin' in the Rain," "You Are My Lucky Star," "Good Mornin'," "I've Got a Feelin' You're Foolin'," "Make "em Laugh." "Broadway Rhythm," and "Broadway Melody."

The cast of five included Heather Stuart, Barbara MacArthur, Stephanie Foster, Michele Bailey, and Bryan Campo - each a veteran of Wenhelm Productions's American Composer Series.

Nacio Herb Brown was one of the creators of the movie musical. He wrote the score for the first musical to win an Oscar for Best Picture: MGM's first all-talking, all-singing, all-dancing film, Broadway Melody (1929). Ironically, until that success, Brown considered songwriting a sideline to his lucrative tailoring business (his clients included Rudolph Valentino and Charlie Chaplin). 

Brown continued to write for 40 more musical films, scoring big hits with lyricists Buddy DeSylva, Gus Kahn, Richard Whiting and others. His greatest output was with Arthur Freed, who later went on to become one of MGM’s biggest producers of movie musicals. The many gems he wrote with Freed were immortalized in 1952’s Singin’ in the Rain, based in part on the team’s early days in Hollywood, and for which they rejoined to write “Make ’em Laugh” for Donald O’Connor.

 

 Production History:

Performances at Don't Tell Mama, 343 W. 46th Street, New York, NY

Saturday, October 5, 2002, 3:30 pm *

Saturday, October 12, 2002, 3:30 pm

Saturday, October 19, 2002, 3:30 pm

Saturday, October 26, 2002, 3:30 pm

Saturday, November 2, 2002, 3:30 pm

 

* Premiere            Technical Director: Bob Kneeland