The Belle of New York
The original text
A musical about a Salvation Army girl who reforms a spendthrift, makes a great sacrifice and finds true love, the play opened in the Casino Theatre, New York on 28 September 1897, produced by George W. Lederer.
Translations and adaptations
Rewritten and performed on Broadway as The Whirl of New York in 1921. The original was also filmed twice (1919 and 1952).
Performance history in South Africa
1903: Performed again in the Opera House, Cape Town, by the Mouillot Company, under the auspices of Frank de Jongh, as part of a season of musical comedy and light opera beginning in December of 1902 and running into 1903.
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