Overview

Jerry Herman is one of the Broadway's most celebrated composers and lyricists. He is the author of two of the biggest successes in musical theater history: Hello, Dolly! and Mame. Herman is also responsible for Mack and Mabel, Milk and Honey, and the musical version of the film La Cage Aux Folles. All of these have been produced in numerous productions, both professional and amateur, around the world. He is currently writing a new musical, Miss Spectacular, to be produced in Las...
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Jerry Herman: The Lyrics

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Overview

Jerry Herman is one of the Broadway's most celebrated composers and lyricists. He is the author of two of the biggest successes in musical theater history: Hello, Dolly! and Mame. Herman is also responsible for Mack and Mabel, Milk and Honey, and the musical version of the film La Cage Aux Folles. All of these have been produced in numerous productions, both professional and amateur, around the world. He is currently writing a new musical, Miss Spectacular, to be produced in Las Vegas.

This book offers all of the lyrics to Herman's well-loved songs along with rare production photographs from all of his shows. It includes early lyrics from Herman's first Broadway revues and shows, songs cut from his best-known shows, and new lyrics. Herman's songs have been sung by all the masters of American pop song - from Barbra Streisand and Ethel Merman to Louis Armstrong and Michael Crawford - but have never been collected before. In addition to the lyrics, Herman offers his personal reminiscences and comments on the lyrics and the shows.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781135885793
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 10/9/2003
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 256
  • File size: 12 MB
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Meet the Author

Ken Bloom is a world-renowned authority on the history of Broadway and show music. He is the author of the Broadway Encyclopedia (Routledge, forthcoming), along with a massive, 6-volume index to popular songs of the 20th century. He lives in New York City.

Jerry Herman lives in Hollywood, California.

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