Evelyn Grieg (1916-17)

[Born 1890]

Contralto chorister Evelyn Grieg joined the D'Oyly Carte Repertory Opera Company in December 1916. She wasn't with them for long. By February 20, 1917, she was in New York where she created the small part of Rhoda Byke (I'm not making this up, you know) in the Guy Bolton, P. G. Wodehouse, and Jerome Kern musical Oh, Boy!. Oh, Boy! ran for 463 performances at the Princess and Casino Theatres before closing on March 30, 1918. Rhoda Byke was Miss Grieg's only named part in a Broadway musical.

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