Martin and Coward largely worked separately, after opening with Noël's specially written title song "Together with Music" and "Ninety Minutes is a Long, Long Time". Coward shows audiences his rapid-fire recitatives of his own comic songs like Mad Dogs and Englishmen, Uncle Harry, Nina and The party's over now, the latter a duet with Mary Martin, and a medley of some of his more sentimental material. Martin shines on a medley of songs from her stage triumph "South Pacific", and a reprise of Cole Porter's "My Heart Belongs to Daddy." Together at the end, they do a lengthy and somewhat chaotic medley of old favorites. Written by
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Two primary "Ford Star Jubilee 'Together with Music' Producers", Charles Russell and Lance Hamilton, who had stage-managed Noël's wartime tours of England with "Present Laughter" and "This Happy Breed", began their management team with the tour of Noël's play "Fallen Angel" in September, 1948. Subsequently, Charles Russel and Lance Hamilton organized "Night of a Hundred Stars at the London Palladium": a highly successful series of benefit stage-performances-shows for Actors' Orphanage; a charity dedicated to the destitute young of the acting profession. Noël Coward had succeeded Gerald Du Maurier in 1934 as President; had totally reorganized the running of it; during the war he had been instrumental in evacuating many of its children to North America. The Las Vegas 1955 mid-summer cabaret concert had proved a riot, Noël sang to capacity Desert Inn audiences twice nightly for the most profitable month of his life, $35,000 a week. A headline in "Variety" said it all: 'Las Vegas, Flipping, Shouts For More as Noël Coward Wows' em in Cabaret Town". In New York Bill Paley-CBS came up with a lavish offer if Noël would promise them three 'specials' - two were to be productions of his comedies in which he would star, and the third was to be a special cabaret concert lasting ninety minutes in which he would appear with Mary Martin but nobody else. Via Las Vegas cabaret and television, America had rediscovered Coward at a time when in his own country he was without profit or honor. See more
They Didn't Believe Me
Music by Jerome Kern
Lyrics by Herbert Reynolds
Performed as part of a medley by Noël Coward
and Mary Martin See more