Sweet and Low (musical)

Sweet and Low is a musical revue produced by Billy Rose and starring James Barton, Fanny Brice, George Jessel, and Arthur Treacher. It features sketches by David Freedman and songs by various composers and lyricists.

Sweet and Low
BookDavid Freedman
Productions1930 Broadway

The 1930 Broadway production was directed by Alexander Leftwich and choreographed by Danny Dare, with additional dances staged by Busby Berkeley. Scenic design was by Jo Mielziner. It ran for a week at the Majestic Theatre in Brooklyn before opening on November 17, 1930 at Chanin's 46th Street Theatre, where it ran for 184 performances. Although it rarely sold out, Rose transferred it to the 44th Street Theatre, where it was more successful at the box office.[1]

Song list

Act 1
Act 2
  • I Knew Him Before He Was Spanish (Music by Dana Suesse; Lyrics by Billy Rose and Ballard McDonald)
  • You Sweet So and So (Music by Phil Charig and Joseph Meyer; Lyrics by Ira Gershwin)


  1. Garner, Paul and Mrotek Kissane, Sharon F., Mousie Garner: Autobiography of a Vaudeville Stooge. Jefferson, North Carolina: McFarland & Company 1999. ISBN 0-7864-0581-3, p. 34
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