To-Night's the Night (musical)

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To-Night's the Night
A Musical Play
To-night's the Night! Paul Rubens sheet music cover.jpg
Original sheet music cover
Music Paul Rubens
Lyrics Paul Rubens
Percy Greenbank
Book Fred Thompson
BasisThe farce Les Dominos roses
Productions1914 Broadway

To-Night's the Night is a musical comedy composed by Paul Rubens, with lyrics by Percy Greenbank and Rubens, and a book adapted by Fred Thompson. Two songs were composed by Jerome Kern. The story is based on the farce Les Dominos roses by Alfred Hennequin and Alfred Delacour.


The musical was produced by George Grossmith, Jr. and Edward Laurillard and directed by Austen Hurgon. It opened at the Shubert Theatre in New York on December 24, 1914. It then was produced at the Gaiety Theatre in London, opening on April 18, 1915 and running for a very successful 460 performances. Grossmith starred in the piece with Leslie Henson. Grossmith told The New York Times that the musical was the first Gaiety Theatre Company production presented in New York before opening in London. [1]

Roles and original cast

Act I ensemble in To-Night's the Night Tonights-the-night.jpg
Act I ensemble in To-Night's the Night

Musical numbers

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George Grossmith Jr. as Dudley Mitten

Act I – The Carraway's House at Maidenhead

Act II – Scene 1 – Foyer of the Boxes, Royal Opera House

Act I – Scene 2 – Covent Garden Market

Act II – Scene 3 – Daisy's Flat in Mount Street


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  1. "English Actors Arrive" (PDF). The New York Times . December 13, 1914. p. 14. Retrieved 2008-08-09. George Grossmith heads company...