Theatre: New Play in Manhattan: Nov. 21, 1932

Music in the Air (words & music by Oscar Hammerstein II & Jerome Kern; Peggy Fears, producer). In collaboration for the first time since they wrote historic Showboat, the team of Hammerstein & Kern has contrived an exquisite frieze of melody against the background of Bavaria, that good clean land with a song in its throat. The tale Librettist Hammerstein has to tell variously interrupts or suddenly pounces upon or absentmindedly neglects the tunes which flow continuously from Composer Kern's brimming music box. Neither operetta, musicomedy nor revue, Music in the Air...

Want the full story?

Subscribe Now


Learn more about the benefits of being a TIME subscriber

If you are already a subscriber sign up — registration is free!