Fade Out - Fade In. Musical comedy. Music by Jule Styne
. Lyrics by Betty Comden
and Adolph Green
. Material by Betty Comden and Adolph Green. Musical Direction by Colin Romoff
. Music orchestrated by Ralph Burns and Ray Ellis. Vocal arrangements by Buster Davis. Dance arrangements by Richard De Benidictis. Musical Staging by
6' (1.83 m)
Did You Know?
I think of my relationship with any audience as a love affair. It lasts only a little while but I always look forward to a happy ending. For both of us.
The irony of his death on stage is that it went "unnoticed" because of Shawn's strict instructions to stage crews. He would tell all concerned that he was liable to do anything at any time, including pratfalls, and that they were not to react to this. At his last performance, it did not occur to anyone that something tragic had happened until it was felt that his lying motionless on stage had run...