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Over Here!
Over Here!
is a musical with a score by Richard M. Sherman
Richard M. Sherman
and Robert B. Sherman and book by Will Holt. The original Broadway production was directed by Tom Moore and choreographed by Patricia Birch, with scenic design by Douglas W. Schmidt and costumes by Carrie F. Robbins. Over Here!
Over Here!
was a follow-up to the Sherman brothers' World War II musical Victory Canteen, an off-Broadway production that featured 1940s icon Patty Andrews. The setting is a cross-country train trip in the United States
United States
during World War II
World War II
(hence the name of the play, in contrast to the popular patriotic war anthem entitled Over There). The show begins as a nostalgic look at 1940s America (where fashion, music, big bands and swing dance dominates) but, quickly evolves into a social commentary about the fear of dying in battle, prejudice, and discrimination.

Contents

1 Production history 2 Song list 3 Awards and nominations

3.1 Original Broadway production

4 References 5 External links

Production history[edit] After thirteen previews, the show opened on March 6, 1974 at the Shubert Theatre, where it ran for 341 performances and became the top-grossing production of the 1974 Broadway season. It is largely credited as the Broadway musical which launched many careers. [1] The opening night cast included Patty and Maxene Andrews
Maxene Andrews
(of the Andrews Sisters) and newcomers John Travolta, Treat Williams, Marilu Henner, Samuel E. Wright, and Ann Reinking, all of whom went on to achieve successful careers. Despite still playing to capacity audiences, the show closed on January 4, 1975 under controversial conditions. "The producers blamed Patty and Maxine, claiming they wanted more money and made unreasonable demands, and cancelled the national tour. The Andrews sisters blamed the producers, claiming they had mismanaged the show from the beginning and were now using them as scapegoats."[2] According to an article in The New York Times, the tour was cancelled due to a "salary dispute" between the Andrews sisters and the producers.[3] Radar online and the Official site reports that Cody Linley
Cody Linley
would be starring in an all-new production of Over Here!
Over Here!
set to launch early in 2010 at the Saban Theatre, Beverly Hills
Beverly Hills
and an official website showed open auditions. In an interview, Linley confirmed that he would play the role of Bill.[4] The production has been postponed indefinitely. The postponed 2010 production was an "all-new" production with a modified book by original playwright Will Holt, choreographed by Tony Stevens, designed by Royal Court designer Mark Walters with associate designer Christopher Hone and Costume Designer David Toser, featuring Music Supervision by David Barber. Dick Van Dyke
Dick Van Dyke
had agreed to head an all-star cast; however, he was forced to withdraw days before the start date when his partner Michelle's illness became terminal. Unable to find an immediate replacement for Van Dyke at such short notice, the producers rescheduled the production to premiere in California in 2016, following which a US tour is being planned. Song list[edit]

Act I

The Beat Begins (Overture) - The Big Band Since You're Not Around - Makeout, Rankin, Mother, Father, Sarge and Company Over Here!
Over Here!
- Paulette and Pauline de Paul Buy a Victory Bond - Company My Dream for Tomorrow - June and Bill Charlie's Place - Pauline de Paul, Maggie, Lucky, The Big Band and Company Hey Yvette/The Grass Grows Green - Spokesman, Rankin and Father The Good-Time Girl (later called "The V.D. Polka") - Paulette de Paul and Company Wait for Me Marlena - Mitzi and Company We Got It - Paulette de Paul, Pauline de Paul, Mitzi and Company

Act II

The Beat Continues (Entr'acte) - The Big Band and Company Wartime Wedding - Paulette de Paul, Pauline de Paul and Company Don't Shoot the Hooey to Me, Louie - Sam Where Did the Good Times Go? - Paulette de Paul Dream Drummin'/ Soft Music - Misfit, The Big Band and Company The Big Beat - Paulette de Paul, Pauline de Paul and Mitzi No Goodbyes - Paulette de Paul, Pauline de Paul and Company

Curtain Call

Hits Medley - Patti and Maxine Andrews

Awards and nominations[edit] Original Broadway production[edit]

Year Award Category Nominee Result

1974 Tony Award Best Musical Nominated

Best Performance by a Featured Actress in a Musical Janie Sell Won

Best Direction of a Musical Tom Moore Nominated

Best Choreography Patricia Birch Nominated

Best Costume Design Carrie F. Robbins Nominated

Drama Desk Award Outstanding Set Design Douglas W. Schmidt Won

Outstanding Costume Design Carrie F. Robbins Won

Theatre World Award John Driver Won

Ann Reinking Won

Janie Sell Won

References[edit]

^ Paddock, Terri.Sherman Bros’ Over Here Confirms Delay" whatsonstage.com, 19 December 2006 ^ Nimmo, Harry. The Andrews Sisters
Andrews Sisters
(2004), McFarland, ISBN 0-7864-1731-5, pp 366-371 ^ Calta, Louis. " Over Here!
Over Here!
Tour is Off in Dispute", The New York Times, December 21, 1974, p. 18 ^ Snider, Mike.Cody Linley: Goodbye ‘Hannah,’ hello Broadway" usaweekend.com, February 4, 2010

External links[edit]

Over Here!
Over Here!
at the Internet Broadway Database The Sherman Brothers

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The Sherman Brothers

Richard M. Sherman Robert B. Sherman

Motion pictures

The Parent Trap (1961) The Absent-Minded Professor
The Absent-Minded Professor
(1961) Greyfriars Bobby (1961) Bon Voyage! (1962) A Symposium on Popular Songs (1962) In Search of the Castaways (1962) Big Red (1962) Moon Pilot
Moon Pilot
(1962) Summer Magic
Summer Magic
(1963) The Sword in the Stone (1963) The Misadventures of Merlin Jones
The Misadventures of Merlin Jones
(1964) The Moon-Spinners
The Moon-Spinners
(1964) Mary Poppins (1964) Those Calloways
Those Calloways
(1965) The Monkey's Uncle (1965) That Darn Cat!
That Darn Cat!
(1965) Winnie the Pooh and the Honey Tree
Winnie the Pooh and the Honey Tree
(1966) Follow Me Boys
Follow Me Boys
(1966) The Happiest Millionaire
The Happiest Millionaire
(1967) The Jungle Book (1967) The Adventures of Bullwhip Griffin
The Adventures of Bullwhip Griffin
(1967) The One and Only, Genuine, Original Family Band
The One and Only, Genuine, Original Family Band
(1968) Chitty Chitty Bang Bang
Chitty Chitty Bang Bang
(1968) Winnie the Pooh and the Blustery Day
Winnie the Pooh and the Blustery Day
(1968) The Aristocats
The Aristocats
(1970) Goldilocks (1971) Bedknobs and Broomsticks
Bedknobs and Broomsticks
(1971) Snoopy, Come Home
Snoopy, Come Home
(1972) Charlotte's Web (1973) Tom Sawyer (1973) Huckleberry Finn (1974) Winnie the Pooh and Tigger Too
Winnie the Pooh and Tigger Too
(1974) The Slipper and the Rose
The Slipper and the Rose
(1976) The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh
The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh
(1977) The Magic of Lassie
The Magic of Lassie
(1978) Magic Journeys (1982) Winnie the Pooh and a Day for Eeyore
Winnie the Pooh and a Day for Eeyore
(1983) Little Nemo: Adventures in Slumberland (1992) The Mighty Kong
The Mighty Kong
(1998) Seasons of Giving
Seasons of Giving
(1999) The Tigger Movie (2000)

Stage musicals and musical revues

Victory Canteen (1971) Over Here!
Over Here!
(1974) Dawgs (1983) The Slipper and the Rose
The Slipper and the Rose
(1984) Busker Alley (1994) Chitty Chitty Bang Bang
Chitty Chitty Bang Bang
(2002) On the Record (2004) Mary Poppins (2004) Merry-Go-Round workshop (2007) A Spoonful of Sherman
A Spoonful of Sherman
(2014)

Theme park attractions

Golden Horseshoe Revue (1955) King Arthur Carrousel
King Arthur Carrousel
(1955) Walt Disney's Enchanted Tiki Room
Walt Disney's Enchanted Tiki Room
(1963) It's a Small World
It's a Small World
(1966) Adventure Thru Inner Space
Adventure Thru Inner Space
(1967) Main Street Electrical Parade
Main Street Electrical Parade
(1972) America Sings
America Sings
(1974) Walt Disney's Carousel of Progress
Walt Disney's Carousel of Progress
(1975) America on Parade (1975) CommuniCore
CommuniCore
(1982) Imagination! (1982) Magic Journeys (1982) The World Showcase
World Showcase
March (1982) Japan (Epcot)
Japan (Epcot)
(1982) Journey into Imagination (1983) Meet the World (1983) Innoventions (1998) Rocket Rods
Rocket Rods
(1998) The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh
The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh
(1999) Disneyland Forever
Disneyland Forever
(2015)

Books

Walt's Time: from before to beyond (1998) Moose: Chapters From My Life (2013)

Related

The Boys: The Sherman Brothers' Story (2009) Saving Mr. Banks
Saving Mr. Banks
(2013) The

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