Chill in the June air: who knew that "Autumn in New York" is from a 1934 Broadway musical?
Posted by: Delvino09:22 pm EDT 06/18/22
Random, yes. Yet searching for fitting music for this oddly cold evening I just learned that the classic -- which this odd chill evokes -- comes from a Broadway musical called "Thumbs up!" Music and lyrics by the great Vernon Duke.
I'm sure Alan Scott and others knew but its Broadway origins are news to me. Originally sung by J. Harold Murray (1891-1940) at the St. James Theater, where it ran from December 27, 1934 to May 11, 1935.