“The Name’s LaGuardia” – Fiorello!
Music: Jerry Bock Lyrics: Sheldon Harnick
The New York Municipal Airport/LaGuardia Field opened on this day in 1939. Named after New York City’s famous mayor, the subject of this musical, the title was eventually shortened to simply LaGuardia Airport, as it is known today. In this number, the spunky LaGuardia tells of how he will rid the city of political corruption.