New Dorothy Fields revue in London!
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.
Find further details at www.anthonystrong.co.uk
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
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
From her classic song Pick
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
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.