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Charles WaltersThe Director Who Made Hollywood Dance$
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Brent Phillips

Print publication date: 2014

Print ISBN-13: 9780813147215

Published to Kentucky Scholarship Online: May 2015

DOI: 10.5810/kentucky/9780813147215.001.0001

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Broadway’s “Ranking Dancing Juvenile”

Broadway’s “Ranking Dancing Juvenile”

(p.39) 5 Broadway’s “Ranking Dancing Juvenile”
Charles Walters

Brent Phillips

University Press of Kentucky

In this chapter, Walters stars in the long-running Rodgers and Hart musical, I Married an Angel; he maintains a friendship with co-star Audrey Christie and works with George Balanchine. Walters then opens in the Cole Porter hit musical Du Barry Was a Lady and introduces “Well, Did You Evah? (What a Swell Party This Is);” discussion of his professional relationship with Betty Grable is explored. The chapter also discusses the early stage career of Gene Kelly, as Walters loses the lead in Pal Joey to Kelly. Walters provides choreography for Broadway’s Sing Out the News and stages an amateur production for the Triangle Club at Princeton University.

Keywords:   I Married an Angel, George Balanchine, Audrey Christie, Du Barry Was an Lady, Betty Grable, Gene Kelly, Pal Joey, Princeton University, Triangle Club

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