Oh, Kay! Description
Release date: 1926.
Type: Broadway musical.
Oh, Kay! is a musical with music by George Gershwin, lyrics by Ira Gershwin, and a book by Guy Bolton and P. G. Wodehouse. It is based on the play La Presidente by Maurice Hanniquin and Pierre Veber. The plot revolves around the adventures of the Duke of Durham and his sister, Lady Kay, English bootleggers in Prohibition Era America. Kay finds herself falling in love with a man who seems unavailable.
Oh Kay! was named for Kay Swift, and the leading male character is named Jimmy after her husband, Jimmy Warburg. It opened on Broadway at in 1926, starring Gertrude Lawrence and Victor Moore, and ran for 256 performances. The musical opened on the West End in 1927. This production starred Gertrude Lawrence and John Kirby, and ran for 213 performances.