Ann is auditioning for famed Broadway producer William Samuels for a part in his new play. During the audition, Samuels is seemingly preoccupied and in a violent mood, which flusters Ann. He apologizes to her, and mentions that his thoughts are on a lawsuit issued by New York Times columnist Morgan Jerome, the two who have had a mutual professional dislike for years based on Jerome's criticisms of Samuels' past plays. The suit is based on an incident where Jerome claims that Samuels stabbed him with a flaming shish kebab at a nightclub. Samuels claims that Jerome, flustered by their encounter, accidentally stabbed himself. Because of Samuels' current preoccupied state of mind, he postpones the remainder of Ann's audition. Later, Ann is surprised and excited by a telephone call from Samuels asking her to come in for a follow-up audition. Ann learns that Samuels does have a role for her, but not quite the one she was expecting. Because of how flustered Ann was at the audition, he ...
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The opening takes a departure from the usual "That Girl!" exclamation when Donald points to Ann and playfully tells the man looking for his briefcase at the hat-check counter that he should consult "The-HAT Girl!" See more
Lyrics by Sam Denoff
Music by Earle Hagen
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