A Purple Elephant?


Seth Godin
would be proud.

It looks like Rodgers and Hart were great songsters and marketers, based on Edward Albee’s reminiscence of his first Broadway show, in this Sunday’s Times.

The first Broadway show I ever saw was in 1935 . . . and it was a musical starring a small elephant and Jimmy Durante.  It had a score by Rodgers and Hart, and it was called Jumbo.  It had in it such songs as “My Romance” and “The Most Beautiful Girl in the World.”  It probably hooked me on theater, but I’m sure the hook was the small elephant.

What would Edward Albee remember if he saw your show today?

It doesn’t have to be wildlife, but it has to be something.

(Do you think Durante would be peeved that the elephant got billing before him in Albee’s quote?)

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