Of Thee I Sing
Book by George S. Kaufman and Morrie Ryskind / Music by George Gershwin / Lyrics by Ira Gershwin
Synopsis: The story follows John P. Wintergreen's campaign for President until his triumphant election on the slogan "Put Love In The White House." As the chairman explains. "What you need for an issue is something that everybody can get excited about and yet something that does not really make any difference." It is decided the candidate shall marry the winner of a beauty contest after proposing to her in every state. Wintergreen, however, falls in love with pretty and demure Mary Turner instead. Interwoven are the comic adventures of Alexander Throttlebottom, the new Vice President seeking recognition. Political and legal complications add to the merriment of the finale where the graybeards of the Supreme Court dance and sing their way through important decisions to one of the most absurd and delightful climaxes seen on Broadway.