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theatre quiz by Andrew Gans

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[[credit]] COURTESY THE COLE PORTER MUSICAL AND LITERARY PROPERTY TRUSTS [[/credit]]

Delightful, Delicious and De-lovely  This month, the eagerly-awaited revival of Kiss Me, Kate (see related article on p. 12) opens on Broadway at the Martin Beck Theatre, starring Ragtime alums Marin Mazzie and Brian Stokes Mitchell. With a book by Sam and Bella Spewack, the award-winning musical boasts a score by Cole Porter (above). The late Porter remains one of the most brilliant songwriters in this country's history, and perhaps no one wrote as wittily as he. Following are a mix of well-known and obscure lyrics by this great songsmith. Can you name the song and identify the show from which each tune comes?

[[image- black and white photo of several identically-clad women in sequinned dresses and furs]] [[photo credit]] BRIGITTE LACOMBE [[/photo credit]]
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Cole Porter classics onstage: Ethel Merman (below) and Patti LuPone (above) in Anything Goes. 
Right, top: Mary Martin in Leave it To Me; right, bottom: Ethel Merman and Jimmy Durante in Red, Hot and Blue
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1 Hold my hand and swear you'll never cease to care/For without you there what could I do?/I could search years...
2 My story is much too sad to be told,/But practically ev'rything leaves me totally cold./The only exception I know is the case/Where I'm out on a quiet spree/Fighting vainly the old ennui/And I suddenly turn and see your fabulous face...
3 It brings back the sound of music so tender,/It brings back a night of tropical splendor,/It brings back a memory...
4 While tearing off/ A game of golf/I may make a play for the caddy./But when I do/I don't follow through...
5 When you're near, there's such an air/Of spring about it,/I can hear a lark somewhere/Begin to sing about it...
6 With a million neon rainbows burning below me/And a million taxis raising a roar/Here I sit, above the town...
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Answers: 1 "After You, Who?"Gay Divorce 2 "I Get a Kick Out of You,"Anything Goes 3"Begin the Beguine," Jubilee 4 "My Heart Belongs to Daddy," Leave It To Me 5 "Ev'rytime We Say Goodbye," Seven Lively Arts 6 "Down in the Depths," Red, Hot and Blue

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