Jerry Herman: The Lyrics, A Celebration

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Taylor & Francis, Oct 9, 2003 - Music - 256 pages
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Jerry Herman is one of Broadway's most celebrated composers and lyricists. He is the author of two of the biggest successes in musical theatre history: Hello, Dolly! and Mame as well as many others. 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-loved 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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About the author (2003)

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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