Lindsay and Crouse

Russel Crouse (1893-1966) “compiled” the written dialogue, under the supervision of Oscar Hammerstein II and Morrie Ryskind, for the revue The Gang’s All Here (1931.05) and then collaborated with Corey Ford to write the libretto for a show entitled Hold Your Horses (1933.21), which is notable because its composer is Robert Russell Bennett.

Howard Lindsay in Theatre World vol 24 1967-68, Director, Performer, Librettist

Howard Lindsay

Howard Lindsay (1889-1968) started out as an actor and director but began to write plays in 1927 with a collaborator, Bertrand Robinson, on Tommy.  They would write two more plays, Your Uncle Dudley in 1929 and Oh, Promise Me in 1930.  Then, Lindsay would write She Loves Me Not (1933) without a collaborator.

After that, Lindsay and Crouse would collaborate on a number of plays and musicals over the years: Cole Porter’s Anything Goes (1934.36) and Red, Hot and Blue (1936.26); Harold Arlen’s Hooray for What! (1937.15); Life with Father (1939) and State of the Union (Pulitzer Prize, 1946).  They would also write the book for Rodgers and Hammerstein’s last musical, The Sound of Music (1960).

We are including “All Through the Night” from the John McGlinn restoration of Anything Goes.