Harvard will be interested in Laurence Schwab's new musical comedy, "A Perfect Lady", with Constance Binney, which comes to the Shubert Theatre on December 17th, for the holidays. Laurence Schwab '14, the producer, is a Harvard man, and Lee Simonson '10, who designed the costumes and production were identified with theatricals during their years at college. Schwab was active in Hasty Pudding circles as a student and last year made a special trip to Boston to help stage the Hasty Pudding show, bringing with him the expert Sammy Lee, who staged the musical numbers. Since leaving college Mr. Schwab has been active as a theatrical producer, his "The Gingham Girl" enjoying a long run on Broadway.
"A Perfect Lady" will also be interesting because Laurence Schwab is one of the authors of the "book", having collaborated with Frank Mandel, George Gershwin, who wrote the music, B. G. DeSylva, who supplied the Lyrics, Sammy Lee who staged the musical numbers and Lee Simonson, designer of the costumes and stage settings form an interesting group. The piece has its opening acts laid in the garden of a bungalow on the roof of a New York apartment house and its final act in a little settlement high up in the Andes mountains of Peru. A notably strong cast will support Miss Binney, among the players being Marjorie Gateson, James Gleason, Irving Beebe and others whose names are potent drawing cards in musical comedy. A smart and sprightly dancing chorus of twenty-eight and an orchestra of twenty-four are a part of the entertainment.