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PETE ‘N’ KELLY A musical in 2 acts by by James Hindman John Houseman Theater - Off-Broadway - 2nd December, 2000 — 11 March, 2001 (13 previews; 101 perfs ) SYNOPSIS A musical comedy set during the live broadcast of a television variety special in 1968. A divorced singing duo reunite for a television special in 1968. The score is packed with jazzy standards, torch songs, comedic showpieces, and tender sentiment. This famous singing duo, Pete and Keely, who underwent a bitter divorce; now, in 1968, they are appearing together (live!) in a television show, The Pete and Keely Reunion Special. The musical presented their TV special in real time, including time-outs for station breaks and commercials (thus allowing the spatting twosome more time to argue). During the program, they tout their sponsor (If Swell [Shampoo] can get [us] back together, think what it can do for your split ends) and even sing a few songs from their flop Broadway musical Tony ‘n’ Cleo (a musical version of Shakespeare’s immortal drama, Anthony and Cleopatra). MUSICAL NUMBERS Act ONE 1. It’s Us Again (lyric and music by Sid Feller and Rick Ward) - (Pete, Keely) 2. Lover (from 1932 film Love Me Tonight; lyric by Lorenz Hart, music by Richard Rodgers) (Pete, Keely) 3. Kid Stuff ’! Daddy (lyric and music by Bobby Troup) - (Keely) 4. Besame Mucho (original Spanish lyric and music by Consuelo Velazquez; English lyric by Sunny Skylar) - (Pete, Keely) 5. This Could Be the Start of Something Big (lyric and music by Steve Allen) (Pete, Keely) 6. Battle Hymn of the Republic (lyric and music by Julia Ward Howe) - (Pete, Keely) 7. Secret Love (1953 film Calamity Jane; lyric by Paul Francis Webster, music by Sammy Fain) (Pete, Keely) 8. Have You Got a Lot to Learn (Pete, Keely) 9. Swell Shampoo Song (Pete) 10. Still (Pete, Keely) 11. The Cross Country Tour (medley of city’ and state songs) (Pete, Keely) Act. Two 12. Tony ‘n’ Cleo Scene: Hello Egypt’ (Pete, Keely) 13. Bernice, I Don’t Believe You (Pete) 14. Tony ‘n’ Cleo’ (Pete, Keely) 15. Fever (lyric and music by John Davenport and Eddie Cooley) (Pete) 16. Black Coffee (lyric by Paul Francis Webster and Sonny Burke, music by Paul Francis Webster and Sonny Burke) (Keely) 17. Too Fat to Fit (Pete, Keely) 18. Lover, Come Back to Me (The New Moon, 1928; lyric by Oscar Hammerstein II, music by Sigmund Romberg) (Pete) 19. Love (1946 film Ziegfeld Follies; lyric and music by Ralph Blanc and Hugh Martin) 20. Wasn’t It Fine (Pete, Keely)