Maureen Kelley Stewart: There Will Never Be Another You

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Maureen Kelley Stewart

There Will Never Be Another You:
The Songs of Harry Warren

The Laurie Beechman Theatre, NYC, October 2, 2019

Reviewed by Peter Haas

Maureen Kelley Stewart

In the mid-1900s, in a career spanning more than four decades, Harry Warren became the first American songwriter to write primarily for the movies. From his life-time output of some 800 songs, featured in more than 300 films and including many that are still popular standards today, just under two dozen were brought to life by Maureen Kelley Stewart in a warm-hearted evening at the Laurie Beechman Theatre.

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With David Gaines as music director and accompanist, Stewart—with charm and simplicity—served up a Warren hit parade of song. Several featured lyrics by Mack Gordon (“I Had the Craziest Dream ,” “The More I See You,” “Chattanooga Choo-Choo,” “There Will Never Be Another You,” “At Last,” and “You’ll Never Know.
” The last-named included a voice-over contribution by WNET announcer Tom Stewart (Maureen’s husband).

Other lyricists included Al Dubin—“Lullaby of Broadway,” “We’re in the Money,” “You’re Getting to Be a Habit with Me,” and “September in the Rain”); Johnny Mercer—“You Must Have Been a Beautiful Baby,” “On the Atchison, Topeka and the Santa Fe,” with lyric contributions by Kay Thompson), and showman Billy Rose—“I Found a Million-Dollar Baby(In a Five-and-Ten-Cent Store”), which Stewart sang, old-timey style, through a megaphone.

Stewart’s show deserves more outings than one evening and one matinee. In the hope that she brings it back, mark it as a classic, classy “must see.

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Peter Haas

Writer, editor, lyricist and banjo plunker, Peter Haas has been contributing features and performance reviews for Cabaret Scenes since the magazine’s infancy. As a young folk-singer, he co-starred on Channel 13’s first children’s series, Once Upon a Day; wrote scripts, lyrics and performed on Pickwick Records’ children’s albums, and co-starred on the folk album, All Day Singing. In a corporate career, Peter managed editorial functions for CBS Records and McGraw-Hill, and today writes for a stable of business magazines. An ASCAP Award-winning lyricist, his work has been performed at Carnegie Hall, Feinstein’s, Metropolitan Room and other fine saloons.