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LOUISIANA PURCHASE A musical comedy in 2 acts, 15 scenes: Music & Lyrics by Irving Berlin. Book by Morrie Ryskind. Based on a story by Buddy G. DeSylva: Imperial Theatre, Broadway - May 28, 1940 (444 perfs) SYNOPSIS This 1940 hit musical could have been ripped from yesterday's American headlines. Set in New Orleans, the musical lampoons Huey Long and his strangle-hold on Louisiana Politics. When Senator Loganberry arrives in the Big Easy to investigate the dubious doings at the Louisiana Purchasing Company, it isn't long before he's set up for plenty of trouble himself. The original orchestrations (by the incomparable Robert Russell Bennet and N. Lang Van Cleve) have been meticulously restored. MUSICAL NUMBERS: Act I 1. The Letter - Sam Liebowitz 2. Apologia - Secretary, Sam Liebowitz and Ensemble 3. Sex Marches On - Jim Taylor, Col. Davis D. Davis, Sr., Davis D. Davis, Jr., Dean Manning and Police Captain Whitfield 4. Louisiana Purchase - Beatrice, The Martins, the Buccaneers and Ensemble 5. It’s a Lovely Day Tomorrow - Madame Bordelaise 6. Louisiana Purchase (Reprise) - Beatrice, EmmyLou, Lee Davis, The Martins and Ensemble 7. Outside of That I Love You - Jim Taylor and Marina van Linden 8. You’re Lonely and I’m Lonely - Marina van Linden and Senator Oliver P. Loganberry 9. (Dance with Me) Tonight at the Mardi Gras - The Martins Act II 10. Latins Know How - Madame Bordelaise and Ensemble 11. What Chance Have I (with Love) - Senator Oliver P. Loganberry 12. The Lord Done Fixed Up My Soul - Beatrice, Abner, the Buccaneers and Ensemble 13. Fools Fall in Love - Jim Taylor and Marina van Linden 14. Old Man’s Darling - Young Man’s Slave? - Marina van Linden, Spirit of Jim Taylor and Spirit of Senator Loganberry 15. You Can’t Brush Me Off - Emmy-Lou, Lee Davis and The Martins CAST: - 10 men, 6 women and chorus • Sam Liebowitz • Colonel Davis D. Davis Snr. • Colonel Davis D. Davis Jnr. • Dean Joseph Manning • Captain Whitfield • Jim Taylor • Beatrice • Lee Davis • Emmy-Lou • Marina van Linden • Madame Yvonne Bordelaise • Senator Oliver P. Loganberry • Alphonse • plus The Martins and the Lousianans