Life Begins at 8:40: Musical Info & Synopsis


Life Begins at 8:40 is a musical revue that showcases the collaboration of three musical legends: Harold Arlen, Ira Gershwin, and E.Y. Harburg. The show is best remembered for its timeless tunes such as “Fun to Be Fooled” and “Let’s Take a Walk Around the Block”. Featuring a range of songs from reflective to comedic, Life Begins at 8:40 was a popular feel-good revue of its day.

Musical Information

Musical Type: Jazz Age (1934)

Cast Size: Flexible

Genre: Revue

Setting: N/A

Creative Team

Music: Harold Arlen

Lyrics: Ira Gershwin, E.Y. Harburg

Cast Albums

Concert Revival Cast (2010)➝


1930s, Feel-GoodObscureRevue, Spring

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