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Jerry Herman : the lyrics : a celebration
Herman, Jerry, 1931-
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New York : Routledge, 2003.
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xi, 241 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 25 cm + 1 CD (digital ; 4 3/4 in.)
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Includes index.
Off-Broadway -- Milk and honey -- Hello, Dolly! -- Mame -- Dear world -- Mack and Mabel -- The grand tour -- La cage aux folles -- Mrs. Santa Claus -- Miss Spectacular -- Miscellaneous.
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Jerry Herman is one of Broadway's most celebrated composers and lyricists, this book includes early lyrics from Herman's first Broadway revues and shows, songs cut from his best-loved shows, and new lyrics.

Author Notes

Ken Bloomis 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 Hermanlives in Hollywood, California.

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Booklist Review

After compiling Hart, Porter, Ira Gershwin, and Berlin, Robertimball, persistent editor of the complete lyrics of the classic American musical, has finally treated the first second-generation lyricist within his purview--see The Complete Lyrics of Frank Loesser BKL N 1 03. It is pushing optimism to expect him to get around to a third-generation figure such as Herman, lyricist-composer of the monster hits Hello, Dolly!, Mame, and La Cage aux Folles, as well as of several other shows that have their staunch partisans among musical fans. Enter Bloom to contribute introductory remarks to chapters otherwise consisting entirely of lyrics, black-and-white and color production stills, and publicity posters for Herman's shows. One could quibble about the inevitable haziness of production stills and the occasional bleached-out color image, but here, displayed much more generously than they would be in aimball edition (which would, however, give reams more background info about each song and show), are Herman's lyrics, which no collection concerned with the musical should lack. --Ray Olson Copyright 2003 Booklist

Table of Contents

An Introduction by Angela Alansburyp. vii
An Appreciation Sheldon Harnickp. viii
1 Off-Broadwayp. 1
2 Milk and Honeyp. 17
3 Hello, Dolly!p. 37
4 Mamep. 69
5 Dear Worldp. 97
6 Mack a Mabelp. 125
7 The Grand Tourp. 151
8 La Ca Aux Follesp. 173
9 Mrs. Santa Clausp. 195
10 Miss Spectacularp. 207
11 Miscellaneousp. 217
Acknowledgementsp. 239