college-sports-supporter-1920sGood News is a musical with a book by Laurence Schwab and B.G. DeSylva, lyrics by DeSylva and Lew Brown, and music by Ray Henderson.

Students Are We • Good News • He’s a Ladies’ Mans • The Football Drill • Button Up Your Overcoat • Sour Apples • Together/My Lucky Star (Part 1) • Together/My Lucky Star (Part 2) • On the Campus • The Best Things In Life Are Free • You’re The Cream In My Coffee • The Varsity Drag • Lucky In Love

Today’s the Day • The Girl of Pi Beta Phi • Never Swat a Fly • Tait Song • Just Imagine • Keep Your Sunny Side Up • Life Is Just a Bowl of Cherries

A Zany Salute to College Football in the Roaring 20’s! In the 1920s, colleges were reminiscent of country clubs, as is the case at the story’s fictional setting, Tait College. Football reigns king on the Tait campus and Tait’s collegians have a hot time keeping up with their star football player, Tom Marlowe. Most will drop everything to watch him practice, to do something to earn his favor, or follow the latest chapter in his soap-opera romance with the daughter of one of the school’s wealthiest benefactors. Only one girl seems oblivious to the folderol – Connie Lane, an intensely studious woman. Ironically, Connie is recruited to help when Marlowe fails the astronomy final he needs pass to in order to play in the big game Saturday. The story develops when the football star and the tutor fall for each other, and the football coach and the astronomy professor rekindle their own college romance. Inevitably, these couples’ love can only survive if the team wins the big game.


Tommy Tune Awards 2004