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Jerry Herman: Poet of the Showtune

Stephen Citron

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300100822
eISBN:
9780300133240
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300100822.001.0001
Subject:
Music, Popular

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 ... More


After La Cage

Stephen Citron

in Jerry Herman: Poet of the Showtune

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300100822
eISBN:
9780300133240
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300100822.003.0013
Subject:
Music, Popular

This chapter focuses on Jerry Herman's career and personal life after La Cage aux Folles. It explains that after this musical, Herman paid special attention to the many older women from his mother's ... More


Early Days

Stephen Citron

in Jerry Herman: Poet of the Showtune

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300100822
eISBN:
9780300133240
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300100822.003.0002
Subject:
Music, Popular

This chapter presents background information on Jerry Herman's childhood and education. It discusses Herman's recollection that it was his mother who fostered his music and who insisted on him ... More


College and Beyond

Stephen Citron

in Jerry Herman: Poet of the Showtune

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300100822
eISBN:
9780300133240
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300100822.003.0003
Subject:
Music, Popular

This chapter focuses on Jerry Herman's experience in college and after his graduation. It explains that Herman's education at the University of Miami taught him various aspects of the theater ... More


Jerry Herman: Born: July 10, 1931, New York, New York

Steven Suskin

in Show Tunes: The Songs, Shows, and Careers of Broadway’s Major Composers

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195314076
eISBN:
9780199852734
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195314076.003.0027
Subject:
Music, Popular

This chapter examines the work of Jerry Herman. It begins with an extended commentary of his career, followed by details on productions, with data and song information. Herman grew up in Jersey City, ... More


La Cage Aux Folles

Stephen Citron

in Jerry Herman: Poet of the Showtune

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300100822
eISBN:
9780300133240
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300100822.003.0012
Subject:
Music, Popular

This chapter focuses on Jerry Herman's 1983 musical La Cage aux Folles, which was based on Jean Poiret's 1973 French play of the same title. It discusses the plot and describes some of the songs ... More


Hello, Dolly!

Stephen Citron

in Jerry Herman: Poet of the Showtune

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300100822
eISBN:
9780300133240
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300100822.003.0006
Subject:
Music, Popular

This chapter focuses on the negative review of the previews of Jerry Herman's musical Hey Dolly!. It describes producer David Merrick's meeting with Herman, Michael Stewart, and Freddie Wittop in ... More


Milk and Honey

Stephen Citron

in Jerry Herman: Poet of the Showtune

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300100822
eISBN:
9780300133240
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300100822.003.0004
Subject:
Music, Popular

This chapter examines the genesis and inspiration for Jerry Herman's musical Milk and Honey. It explains that there are different versions about the origins of the musical, including suggestions from ... More


Mack and Mabel

Stephen Citron

in Jerry Herman: Poet of the Showtune

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300100822
eISBN:
9780300133240
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300100822.003.0010
Subject:
Music, Popular

This chapter focuses on Jerry Herman's 1974 musical Mack and Mabel. It explains the plot and describes some of the songs included in the musical, which starred Robert Preston as Mack and Bernadette ... More


If You Believe

Stephen Citron

in Jerry Herman: Poet of the Showtune

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300100822
eISBN:
9780300133240
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300100822.003.0001
Subject:
Music, Popular

This chapter focuses on the determination of American composer and lyricist Jerry Herman to succeed despite the failure of Parade, highlighting the success of his musical Milk and Honey, which opened ... More


The Grand Tour

Stephen Citron

in Jerry Herman: Poet of the Showtune

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300100822
eISBN:
9780300133240
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300100822.003.0011
Subject:
Music, Popular

This chapter focuses on Jerry Herman's 1974 musical The Grand Tour. It explains that the musical was based on S. N. Behrman's adaptation of Jacobowsky and the Colonel, which had been successfully ... More


Dear World

Stephen Citron

in Jerry Herman: Poet of the Showtune

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300100822
eISBN:
9780300133240
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300100822.003.0009
Subject:
Music, Popular

This chapter focuses on Jerry Herman's musical Dear World. It explains that the musical was based on the play The Madwoman of Chaillot, and that Herman worked with librettists Jerome Lawrence and ... More


A Damned Exasperating Woman

Stephen Citron

in Jerry Herman: Poet of the Showtune

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300100822
eISBN:
9780300133240
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300100822.003.0005
Subject:
Music, Popular

This chapter focuses on the challenges in the preparation for the production of Jerry Herman's musical Hello, Dolly!. It provides background information on producer David Merrick and discusses his ... More


Mame

Stephen Citron

in Jerry Herman: Poet of the Showtune

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300100822
eISBN:
9780300133240
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300100822.003.0007
Subject:
Music, Popular

This chapter focuses on Jerry Herman's musical Mame. It explains that the musical was based on Patrick Denis' 1955 novel Auntie Mame: An Irreverent Escapade, and on Jerome Lawrence and Robert Edwin ... More


Mame—and Its Movie

Stephen Citron

in Jerry Herman: Poet of the Showtune

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300100822
eISBN:
9780300133240
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300100822.003.0008
Subject:
Music, Popular

This chapter focuses on the success of Jerry Herman's musical Mame. It explains that the musical had a budget of $500,000 and that, although the reviews were not uniformly sterling, entire investment ... More


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