Jack Cassidy "On Your Toes" 1954 LP Signed Autograph
"Portia Nelson and Jack Cassidy in Rodgers And Hart's On Your Toes"(Columbia CL 837)-LP.On Your Toes (1936) is a musical with a book by Richard Rodgers, George Abbott, and Lorenz Hart, music by Rodgers, and lyrics by Hart.While teaching music at Knickerbocker University, Phil "Junior" Donal III tries to persuade Sergei Alexandrovich, the director of the Russian Ballet, to stage the jazz ballet "Slaughter on Tenth Avenue". After becoming involved with the company's prima ballerina, Vera Barnova, Junior is forced to assume the male lead in "Slaughter". Trouble ensues when he becomes the target of two thugs hired by Veras lover and dance partner to kill him.On Your Toes marked the first time a Broadway musical made dramatic use of classical dance and incorporated jazz into its score.The first Broadway revival, directed by Abbott and choreographed by Balanchine, opened on October 11, 1954 at the 46th Street Theatre, where it ran for 64 performances. The cast included Vera Zorina, Bobby Van, and Elaine Stritch. The original score was embellished with "The Heart Is Quicker than the Eye" and "You Took Advantage of Me."
After seven previews, a second revival directed by Abbott and choreographed by Donald Saddler opened on March 6, 1983 at the Virginia Theatre, where it ran for 505 performances. The cast included Natalia Makarova, Christine Andreas, George S. Irving, Dina Merrill, Philip Arthur Ross, and Lara Teeter.The LP has been autographed on the front cover by Jack Cassidy with a fountain pen in blue........CONDITION OF VINYL,COVER AND AUTOGRAPH IS VG.....................