Music And Book: Music and lyrics by Cole Porter. Book by John Hastings Turner.
Choreography: Dances and ensembles by Tilly Losch, Max Rivers, and George Balanchine (uncredited).
Production: Produced under the personal direction of Charles B. Cochran. Staged by Frank Collins.
Premiere: March 29, 1929, London Pavilion. (Out-of-town preview: March, Palace Theatre, Manchester [titled Charles B. Cochran's 1929 Revue].)
Cast: Tilly Losch, Jessie Matthews, Sonnie Hale, Elsie Carlisle, Toni Birkmayer, and others.
WHAT IS THIS THING CALLED LOVE? (Part II, Scene 16): Choreography: By George Balanchine, credited to Tilly Losch. Production: Setting and The Idol designed by Oliver Messel. Cast: Singer, Elsie Carlisle; The Girl, Tilly Losch; The Man, Toni Birkmayer; The Other Woman, Alanova; The Idol, William Cavanagh.
Note: Balanchine's initial choreography for British and American musical revues.
Other Productions: New York premiere December 30, 1929, Selwyn Theatre, produced by Arch Selwyn.