book by Laurence Schwab and B.G. DeSylva, lyrics by DeSylva and Lew Brown, music by Ray Henderson.
This delightful adaptation of the 1927 Broadway smash features a revised book and several added numbers. The jazzy score by Henderson, DeSylva & Brown includes “The Varsity Drag,” “The Best Things In Life Are Free,” “Button Up Your Overcoat,” “You’re the Cream in My Coffee,” and “Life Is Just a Bowl of Cherries.” Set during the Roaring Twenties, GOOD NEWS! sends up undergrad life at fictional Tait College, where football star Tom Marlowe falls for studious tutor Connie Lane, vivacious flapper Babe O’Day pursues third-string player Bobby Randall, and Professor Charlotte Kenyon rekindles an old flame with Coach Bill Johnson.