- What's Up?, a 1943 Broadway musical starring Jimmy Savo as a rajah forced to quarter in a girls' school, was the second musical written by Alan Jay Lerner and Frederick Loewe, and their first full collaboration. Unlike their previous musical Life of the Party (whose lyrics were not by Lerner), the production made it into New York, though for only eight weeks. Lerner later called it "ill-advised," and Loewe quipped, "What's Up? Obviously, nothing was. It was awful." The Lerner & Loewe Songbook includes no songs from this show.
- Andrew Rannells has said (at 6:26) that appearing in a porn or a snuff film would have been less traumatic than playing James in Pokémon Live.
And you know what’s weird? Even at 21, when I was like cast in Pokémon Live, I was like 'I'm going to fucking regret this every day of my life.' But I was so poor that I was like 'eh, fuck it.'
- In the book Nothing Like a Dame, Audra McDonald is shown to not necessarily be embarrassed by Ragtime (it did win her her third Tony), but that the experience was so emotionally draining she can't even watch other productions of it.