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New Dorothy Fields revue in London!

On the Sunny Side of the Street From 19th June to 9th July 2012, the Jermyn Street Theatre hosts a brand new revue of Fields songs: On the Sunny Side of the Street.

A top-notch woman-only cast of London musical theatre performers includes Rosemary Ashe, Helen Hobson and Leanne Jones.

Find further information and book tickets at the Jermyn Street Theatre website

London concert - Anthony Strong

On Sunday 15th July 2012, British jazz singer-pianist Anthony Strong will be marking Dorothy Fields's birthday by including a selection of her songs in his lunchtime concert at the Cafe Consort, Royal Albert Hall.

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New biography

In August 2010 a new biography by Charlotte Greenspan was published.

This is the fullest account of Dorothy Fields's life and work yet published.

See my review at the top of the Sources page.



London Production of Sweet Charity

A terrific production of Sweet Charity opened in late 2009 at the Menier Chocolate Factory in Southwark where it played until March 7th 2010.

It exceeded the high expectations raised by the reviews. See my own review.

The production transferred to the Haymarket theatre, running until November 2010.


Obama quotes Fields

On 20th January 2009 in his inaugural address President Obama used one of the Dorothy Fields phrases that has passed into the English language.

From her classic song Pick Yourself Up:

Nothing's impossible I have found
For when my chin is on the ground
I pick myself up
Dust myself off
Start all over again.

Don't lose your confidence if you slip
Be grateful for a pleasant trip
And pick yourself up
Dust yourself off
Start all over again.

From President Obama's address:

Starting today, we must pick ourselves up, dust ourselves off, and begin again the work of remaking America.

"Junior Miss" rediscovered

Great news from the Paley Center for Media (formerly the Museum of Television and Radio) in New York.


After years on the trail, Manager of Research Services Jane Klain has tracked down a copy of the lost TV musical Junior Miss with a score by Dorothy Fields and Burton Lane. She is making it available for view at the Paley Center, and holding a special screening on September 21 2008. Details of the screening.


See my page about Junior Miss.


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