“Of Thee I Sing” at Paper Mill Playhouse

“Of Thee I Sing”
Music & Lyrics by George Gershwin & Ira Gershwin
Book by George S. Kaufman & Morrie Ryskind

It was the first musical to win the Pulitzer Prize and is one of the brightest, most clever parodies ever written about American politics. Presidential candidate Wintergreen, whose major qualification is his presidential-sounding name, excites voters out of apathy and sweeps the country with his one-word platform - "love." All have fallen under the sway of the campaign, including the Supreme Court, except one who has taken insult to his behavior. Will his own platform of love rescue this new president from impeachment? Featuring such favorites as "Love is Sweeping the Country, "Who Cares?" and the title song "Of Thee I Sing." Variety calls this pure musical comedy "magnificent!" and The New York Times raves "hilarious.

Performed by Paper Mill Playhouse
At Paper Mill Playhouse
Performances ran
Sunday, August 8, 2004 thru Sunday, October 17, 2004
Directed by Tina Landau