“Oh, Kay! is a musical with music by George Gershwin, lyrics by Ira Gershwin, and a book by Guy Bolton and P. G. Wodehouse. It is based on the play La Presidente by Maurice Hanniquin and Pierre Veber. The plot revolves around the adventures of the Duke of Durham and his sister, Lady Kay, English bootleggers in Prohibition Era America. Kay finds herself falling in love with a man who seems unavailable.
Oh, Kay! was named for Kay Swift, and the leading male character is named Jimmy after her husband, Jimmy Warburg.
” Richard Rodgers Theatre (November 01, 1990 – January 05, 1991) – Lunt-Fontanne Theatre (April 02, 1991 – April 14, 1991) – This revised revival of the classic Gershwin musical is re-set in Jazz Age Harlem and features an all-black cast. Prohibition-era nightclub hijinks and bootlegging bring together a millionaire and a mysterious woman named Kay.”
1990 A revival of the 1926 musical Oh, Kay! opens at the Richard Rodgers Theatre, but the locale has been changed from Long Island to Harlem, with an all-Black cast led by Brian Stokes Mitchell. Clive Barnes calls it “surprisingly terrific” in the Post.