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The Golden Age of Broadway
Harvey Granat

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION: Each session will focus on a particular composer or lyricist...Lerner and Loewe, Jerry Herman, Frank Loesser and Jule both live performance of their songs and a narrative on their lives. Lectures will include unique film or video clips of some of our greatest entertainers performing songs of the particular composer or lyricist. We will examine their backgrounds and the early influences on their work and discuss some of the greatest Broadway musicals of all time. The objective of this series is to provide the audience with an appreciation for what goes into the creation of some of Broadway's leading musicals.

1. Lerner and Loewe - Their Own Camelot: My Fair Lady, Camelot, Paint Your Wagon, Brigadoon 
2. Jerry Herman - Say Hello to Dolly and Mame: Hello Dolly, Mame, Milk and Honey, La Cage Aux Folles, Mack and Mabel 
3. Frank Loesser - The Guy with the Dolls:  Most Happy Fella, Guys and Dolls, How to Succeed, Where's Charley
4. Jule Styne - The Gypsy in His Soul: Funny Girl, Gypsy, Bells are Ringing, Hazel Flagg
BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION: Harvey Granat is performer and historian of The American Songbook.  He currently presents a very popular series on American popular music at 92nd St. Y in New York City. He has taught History of the American Popular Song at Long Island University, CW Post for three years as well as a series for Hofstra University Adult Learning. He appears regularly, over the past eight years, at Canyon Ranch Resort and Spa in Lenox, MA.  He has made multiple appearances at Feinstein's at the Regency, Birdland, The Metropolitan Room and other clubs and hotels. He recently did a special show at Lincoln Center Library for the Performing Arts in conjunction with the Sinatra Centennial.  He has produced four-time Academy Award winning songwriter, Sammy Cahn, on Broadway and served with him on the board of The Songwriters Hall of Fame.  He has amassed and will make reference to a major collection of original letters and manuscripts of some of America's greatest composers.

Gary Lawrence - Musical Director for the series.

Time: 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Date: Tuesdays, February 6, 13, 20, 27
Location: Barry and Florence Friedberg Auditorium, Boca Raton Campus
Fees: Member - $50
Non-member - $65
Cash will no longer be accepted as payment for lectures.

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