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City of Angels
Coleman, Cy.
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Uniform Title:
City of Angels. Libretto
Publication Information:
New York NY : Applause Theatre Books, [1990]

Physical Description:
viii, 200 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm.
General Note:
Libretto of musical.
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Material Type
Home Location
Central Library ML50.C688 C6 1990 Adult Non-Fiction Non-Fiction Area

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(Applause Libretto Library). The script to the Tony winning music featuring a book by Larry Gelbart, music by Cy Coleman, and lyrics by David Zippel. The book also includes an introduction by Larry Gelbart, illustrations by Al Hirschfeld, production photographs, and original costume designs. Hardcover.

Author Notes

Larry Gelbart has gained widespread fame as one of the creators of the hit TV series M*A*S*H. Born on February 25, 1923 in Chicago, he got his first break at the age of 16, when he became a joke writer for Danny Thomas. Gelbart wrote radio scripts for such noted personalities as Bob Hope and Sid Caesar and quickly moved on to authoring plays. In 1962, Gelbart's smash musical A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum, co-written with Stephen Sondheim, opened to rave reviews and has become a classic in musical theatre.

Gelbart's works have entertained millions. He wrote the screenplays for Tootsie and Oh God!, wrote the musical City of Angels, and wrote and produced the TV series M*A*S*H. He has won numerous awards including several Tonys, an Emmy and a Drama Desk award. In 1998, he wrote his autobiography, Laughing Matters: On Writing M*A*S*H, Tootsie, Oh, God!, and a Few Other Funny Things. This highly enjoyable work is filled with humorous anecdotes, recollections and Gelbart's incomparable humor.

(Bowker Author Biography)

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