“They really, truly don't make 'em like they used to, but fortunately some of them can be reassembled...one delightfully catchy number after another!” –San Francisco Chronicle
“A delectable confection: pert, tuneful and surprising!” –Playbill
“Proves a complete delight.” –Houston Chronicle
“A top-rate cast of Broadway regulars and a terrific chamber ensemble lift the score to the realm of ecstasy.” –The Cleveland Plain-Dealer
“A buoyant bouncy joy, made all the more sparkling by the A-list cast!” –Theatermania
Kitty's Kisses World Premiere Recording The Bright New Summer Musical Delight
PS Classics continues its forgotten musicals series, which kicked off with Vincent Youmans’ Through the Years and Kay Swift’s Fine and Dandy, with the world premiere recording of the 1926 “bright new summer musical delight” KITTY’S KISSES.
This tuneful charmer beguiled Broadway audiences in its day, spawning several hit songs, but like so many musicals of its era, it’s faded unfairly into obscurity. The music is by Con Conrad, who took home the first Academy Award for Best Song (“The Continental” in 1934); the lyrics are by Gus Kahn, whose standards include “It Had to Be You,” “I'll See You in My Dreams,” and “Makin' Whoopee.” The book was co-authored by celebrated librettist Otto Harbach (Roberta, Desert Song, and No, No, Nanette!).
Now PS Classics has assembled Broadway’s best musicians and an all-star cast – including Rebecca Luker (Mary Poppins), Danny Burstein (South Pacific), Andréa Burns (In the Heights), Christopher Fitzgerald (Young Frankenstein), Victoria Clark (The Light in the Piazza) and Kate Baldwin (Finian’s Rainbow) – to bring this Jazz Age hit vividly to life.