Good News (1948)
This is the synopsis as given on enotes.com to get an idea what the play was about:
Good News is a musical with a book by Laurence Schwab and B.G. DeSylva, lyrics by DeSylva and Lew Brown, and music by Ray Henderson.
World War I is over, the Roaring Twenties have arrived, women have won the right to vote, and college campuses, such as fictional Tait College, are as much a social scene as an academic one. Football is the big game, and star player Tom Marlowe is a prime catch. All the girls are interested in Tom, and vice-versa, although one society climber seems to have him in hand. Studious part-time school librarian Connie Lane doesn't seem to have a chance and stays out of the fray. When Marlowe fails a final exam, he needs a tutor to help him pass so he can play in the big game on Saturday. Connie is selected to help keep his nose to the grindstone, and the two fall for each other. The couples' romance can only endure if the team wins the big game.
Leonard Nimoy's childhood friend Ted Jacobs remembers being in the play with him in this interview:
I can give you examples of what a nice guy Lenny was. In Good News I had a bit where I was supposed to whistle and Len was supposed to hide the football star. I couldn't whistle, do I got a toy whistle to use. It occured to Len and me at one rehearsal that a cute bit could be worked out, I pretended I couldn't find the whistle. Len and I practiced it on our own. The audience was hysterical at both performances when I searched my pockets, sleeves, belt,socks and what all for the whistle. It was a good bit. Len and I liked it. It goes without saying the director didn't aappreaciate it at all. Elliot [Silverstein] almost hashed us up that night, gave us a real lecture. Len soaked it all in - he was real gung-ho on theater. He never kidded around with a show again.
(Source: "The Names They Call Him Back Home", see Interviews.)