Ethel Merman made her stage debut in this musical production, which also turned Ginger Rogers into an overnight star. Classic songs featured in GIRL CRAZY include “Bidin’ My Time,” “Embraceable You,” “Treat Me Rough,” “But Not For Me” and “I Got Rhythm.” The show made Ginger Rogers a star and marked Ethel Merman’s stage debut. Hollywood filmed it three times, perhaps most memorably with Judy Garland and Mickey Rooney.
When two top players, an American and a Russian, compete in a world chess tournament, they find themselves competing for both the championship and for the affections of the woman who manages one, yet yearns for the other. The thrilling pop score includes “One Night in Bangkok” and “I Know Him So Well.”