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Pleasures and Palaces (1965)

Music and Lyrics by Frank Loesser; book by Frank Loesser and Sam Spewack Based on the 1961 comedy Once There Was a Russian by Sam Spewack.

History:

Opened March 11, 1965 at the Fisher Theatre, Detroit, Closed April 10, 1965. It starred Alfred Marks, Phyllis Newman, Hy Hazell and John McMartin, and was directed and choreographed by Bob Fosse.

Synopsis (from A Most Remarkable Fella):

Imagine John Paul Jones goes to Russia in 1788 to fight the Turks for Catherine the Great, he becomes embroiled in political and romantic intrigue: Catherine loves the devilish Potemkin, who adores the lusty, murderous Sura, who falls for oh-so-Presbyterian Jones one minute, then into Potemkin's arms the next.

Songs:

Ah, To Be Home Again
Barabanchik
Far, Far Away
Hoorah For Jones
I Hear Bells
In Your Eyes (1965)
My Lover Is A Scoundrel
Neither The Time
Pleasures & Palaces
Sins of Sura, The
Tears Of Joy
Thunder And Lightning
To Marry
To Your Health
Truly Loved (1965)

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[books] Complete Lyrics of Frank Loesser, The (Hardcover)
[sheetmusic] Frank Loesser Songbook, The (Paperback)
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