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Originally Recorded 1958 Sony Music Entertainment / 13 tracks
An oddity on Broadway, where most musicals find their roots in plays, Say, Darling comes from Richard Bissell’s novel about trying to adapt his (other) novel, 7½ Cents, for the musical stage. (It became The Pajama Game.) With writing help from Abe Burrows, the show opened in April 1958 at the ANTA and enjoyed a comfortable run of 332 performances, enhanced by several songs by Jule Styne (music) and Betty Comden and Adolph Green (lyrics). David Wayne portrayed the innocent Mid-western novelist who wakes to the heartbeat of Broadway, meeting an inexperienced producer (Robert Morse), a loudmouthed leading lady (Vivian Blaine), a self-indulgent composer (Johnny Desmond), and other stereotypical Broadway denizens. First LP release: April 1958.