Jump to navigation Jump to search Bronco Benny PDF article is about the stage musical. It has been adapted three times for film, most notably in 1943 with Mickey Rooney and Judy Garland.
In that version, the roles played by Ginger Rogers and Ethel Merman were combined into one, played by Garland. The 1930 stage version follows the story of Danny Churchill, who has been sent to Custerville, Arizona, to manage his family’s ranch. 1954 published score from Harms, Inc. The musical opened at the Alvin Theatre on October 14, 1930 and closed on June 6, 1931 after 272 performances. It was directed by Alexander Leftwich, with choreography by George Hale and sets by Donald Oenslager. The score was one of the Gershwins’ best » according to theatre writer Ken Bloom. In 1992 the show appeared on Broadway in heavily revised version.