Andy Griffith

Eugene O'Neill Center Receives National Medal Of Arts

Eugene O'Neill Center Receives National Medal Of Arts

The score of "Chasing Rainbows" is made up of popular songs from the 1920s and 1930s. Some of the tunes ("Swing, Mr. Mendelssohn," "Meet the Beat of My Heart") will be deliciously obscure for today's theatergoers, sounding new to everyone but hardcore Judy Garland fans.

Other songs have been so ubiquitous for so long that they've been covered by an extraordinarily wide range of artists. The show's title song "I'm Always Chasing Rainbows," for instance, was featured on Alice Cooper's 1976 album "Goes to Hell." "Zing! Went the Strings of My Heart" was recorded by the The Coasters, The Trammps, Smoking Popes and many...

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