Funny Face (musical)

Funny Face is a musical comedy with music by George Gershwin and lyrics by Ira Gershwin. The book is by Fred Thompson and Paul G. Smith. Produced by Alexander A. Aarons and Vinton Freedley musical was premiered on November 22, 1927 at the Alvin Theatre in New York. The British premiere was held on November 8, 1928 at the Prince 's (now Shaftesbury ) Theatre in London's West End instead.


Fred Astaire and his sister Adele played the leading roles on Broadway and in London's West End. After problems in the Tryouts Paul G. Smith was called as an author, whereupon eg the working title was changed to Smarty Funny Face, nicknamed Fred Astaire for his sister.


  • In the Goodspeed Opera House - machining of 1981 ( East Haddam / Connecticut ), produced by Michael P. Price, are in the adaptation of Alfred Uhry from guardian and ward ( the main roles ) brother and sister.
  • My One and Only 1983 is a Broadway recast that uses the main part of the Funny Face scores.


Frankie Wynne is a young wild woman. Jimmy Reeve her guardian. Frankie wants to wear her jewelry, Jimmy would rather know him in his safe. Frankie admirer Peter Thurston is now to steal the treasures. The same intention, the two, disguised as a butler crooks Dugsie and Herbert also. In the end, Peter manages to act in spite of competition, as the prize is marriage with Frankie.

Well-known musical numbers

  • Funny Face
  • ' S Wonderful
  • Let's Kiss and Make Up
  • He Loves and She Loves
  • My One and Only ( What Am I Going to Do? )
  • How Long Has This Been Going On? - During the tryouts taken out