Show Notes

Destry Rides Again

Book By Leonard Gersh
Music And Lyrics By Harold Rome
Based on the story by Max Brand

July 15 – August 7, 2022


Destry Rides Again is based on the novel by Max Brand and the 1939 western movie starring Marlene Dietrich and James Stewart. Tom Destry is hired as the deputy sheriff of Bottleneck in order to rid the town of Kent and his gang. Frenchy, a saloon girl who is initially one of Kent’s followers, saves Destry’s life and becomes romantically involved with him.
Destry Rides Again opened on Broadway at the Imperial Theatre on April 23, 1959, starring Dolores Gray and Andy Griffith. The show played for 472 performances.