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Cover to Original Cast AlbumThe Decline and Fall of the Entire World
as Seen Through the Eyes of COLE PORTER

Music and lyrics by Cole Porter, based on the New York production directed by Ben Bagley

Square East Theatre Off-Broadway 30 March, 1965 (273 perfs)

Ben Bagley has taken well-known songs, and some less well-known ones, and used them to show that Cole Porter was not only writing on one level, but that his lyrics contain many layers - including some that would have shocked audiences of his time! Ben Bagley writes "My revuesical shows that in times of chaos and destruction Porter saw the world with an impudent, highly sophisticated and indomitably euphoric gaze".


2 men, 3 women (cast may be adjusted to suit individual requirements)

Musical Numbers:

(Note: There are no original songs in this show)

But In the Morning, No
By the Mississinewah
Come On InDon't Look At Me That Way
Down In the Depths
Find Me a Primitive Man
How's Your Romance
I Happen To Like New York
I Introduced
I Loved Him But He Didn't Love Me
I Worship You
I'm In Love With a Soldier Boy
I've Got You On My Mind
I've Still Got My Health
Leader Of the Big Time Band
Let's Do It
Let's Fly Away
Make It Another Old-Fashioned
Most Gentlement Don't Love
Red Hot and Blue
Ridin' High
Tale Of the Oyster
Throwin' A Ball Tonight
Wake Up and Dream
What Shall I Do?
When I Was A Little Cuckoo


percussion, piano