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Jerry Herman: Poet of the Showtune

Stephen Citron


This book tells the full story of Jerry Herman's life and career, from his early work in cabaret to his recent compositions for stage, screen, and television. It draws on extensive open-ended interviews with Jerry Herman as well as with scores of his theatrical colleagues, collaborators, and close friends. The resulting book—which sheds new light on each of his musicals and their scores—abounds in anecdotes and behind-the-scenes details about the world of musical theater. Readers will find a sharply drawn portrait of Herman's private life and his creative talents. The author's insights into He ... More

Keywords: Jerry Herman, cabaret, musicals, scores, musical theater, private life, creative talents, lyrics, compositions for stage

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2004 Print ISBN-13: 9780300100822
Published to Yale Scholarship Online: October 2013 DOI:10.12987/yale/9780300100822.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Stephen Citron, author