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In 1970, George Balanchine decided to create a classical ballet to a bunch of songs by his old friend and colleague George Gershwin – they had been working together in Hollywood in 1937 on The Goldwyn Follies when Gershwin died suddenly and tragically at the age of 38.

Who Cares? builds and builds, from zippy work for the corps through a series of jaunty duets for five semi-soloist couples, to the glowing heart of the matter: one guy – a supreme hoofer – partnering three ballerinas in ravishing duets, interspersed by astounding solos for the three ballerinas, then a solo for the guy, and finally everyone together in a joyous romp of a finale. This ballet set the seal on the stardom of Jacques d’Amboise and Patricia McBride (“The Man I Love” and “Fascinatin’ Rhythm”).

Let the last word on it be said by Lincoln Kirstein, the man who brought Balanchine to America in 1933: “Fifty years ago, the best of the Gershwin songs maintain their classic freshness, as of an eternal martini – dry, frank, refreshing, tailor-made, with an invisible kick from its slightest hint of citron. Nostalgia has not syruped their sentiment nor robbed them of their immediate piquancy.”

George Balanchine
© The George Balanchine Trust

Jo Mielziner
Set Painted by Arnold Abramson, Studio South


John Hall

George Gershwin, arranged for orchestra by Hershey Kay
Strike up the Band
Sweet and Low Down
Somebody Loves Me
Bidin’ My Time
’S Wonderful
That Certain Feeling
Do Do Do
Lady Be Good
The Man I Love
I’ll Build a Stairway to Paradise
Embraceable You
Fascinatin’ Rhythm
Who Cares?
My One and Only
I Got Rhythm