Composer: Arthur Schwartz
One Brief Moment
This Is It
All The Time
Okay For Sound
A Lady Needs A Change
Just A Little Bit More
As Of Today
He's Goin' Home
I'll Pay The Check
Never A Dull Moment
It's All Yours
| Stars in Your Eyes was Dorothyís
second book musical, and her first project after she returned to New
York for married life with second husband Eli Lahm.
creative process was a troubled one, with the showís original conception
being radically altered by director Joshua Logan, who removed the
left-wing political comment which had originally featured strongly.
Songs were cut and replaced, and the piece emerged as a lively romantic
comedy taking place in Hollywood.
Some serious songs remained, such as the rueful, resigned Iíll
Pay The Check, delivered by Ethel Merman. The cast was a great
asset, featuring not only Merman but Jimmy Durante; the pair had a
show-stopping number in Itís All Yours,
during which they repeatedly interrupted the chorus with wisecracks,
jokes and ad-libs.
If Itís All Yours was a throw-away
number, but some of the other numbers represented Dorothyís first
foray into writing lyrics integrated with the characters and plot
of a show.
The show was moderately well received by critics, but lasted less
than four months.