The Tony Award-winning composer who wrote the cheerful, good-natured music and lyrics for such classic shows as “Mame,” “Hello, Dolly!” and “La Cage aux Folles” has died. Jerry Herman was 88.http://apne.ws/dsZZPj8https://www.npr.org/sections/therecord/2019/12/27/535371796/broadway-legend-jerrry-herman-is-dead-at-88https://www.nytimes.com/aponline/2019/12/27/us/ap-us-obit-jerry-herman.htmlhttps://www.latimes.com/world-nation/story/2019-12-27/jerry-herman-the-tony-award-winning-composer-behind-hello-dolly-and-la-cage-aux-folles-has-died-at-age-88
Thank you, Jerry Herman, for the magic you brought to our lives.
"Open a new door,Travel a new highway,That's never been tried before;Before you find you're a dull fellow,Punching the same clock,Walking the same tight ropeAs everyone on the block.The fellow you ought to be is three dimensional,Soaking up life down to your toes,Whenever they say you're slightly unconventional,Just put your thumb up to your nose.And show 'em how to dance to a new rhythm,Whistle a new song,Toast with a new vintage,The fizz doesn't fizz too long.There's only one way to make the bubbles stay,Simply travel a new high way,Dance to a new rhythm,Open a new window ev'ry day!"That was Mame's philosophy, & I'm sure Mr Herman's as well.
Still my all-time favorite from Hello, Dolly! and brings tears of joy and an ear-to-ear smile to my face every time...Beneath your parasol the world is all a smile That makes you feel brand new down to your toes Get out your feathers, your patent leathers, Your beads and buckles and bows For there’s no blue Monday in your Sunday clothes! Why ‘Put On Your Sunday Clothes’ in ‘Hello, Dolly!’ is making people crazy happyhttps://www.washingtonpost.com/news/arts-and-entertainment/wp/2017/04/21/why-put-on-your-sunday-clothes-in-hello-dolly-is-making-people-crazy-happy/
I have an autographed copy of the "Mrs. Santa Claus" CD -- Herman and Lansbury -- and an autographed copy of his memoir. Treasures.
One of my earliest introductions to Jerry Herman's music was listening to a cassettes (yes, CASSETTES) of MACK AND MABEL and LA CAGE AUX FOLLES. (A friend had put them on cassette for me so I could listen on my walkman while I was on the go.) RIP Jerry.
I think this is a perfect video for the occasion...Bea Arthur teases and honors Jerry Herman before singing "The Man in the Moon."LinkRIP, you brilliant writer, you.
When feeling really low, I had his three joyous finales, “Dolly,” “Mame” and “Best of Times” on a loop that I would let run for an hour.
Thank You Mr. Herman for making the world a happier place to live. You will truly be missed. Rest in Peace.
The gentleman will live on as a legitimate legend of musical theatre.Dollypop- what a horrible end of this decade for you.
There are no performers listed on the 92nd St Y site, but is there any inside info or rumors about who might be participating in the Jerry Herman Lyrics and Lyricists program? And having never attended one of these, i wonder what's the general caliber of the series?
Even the scores to his less successful musicals are wonderful. Every Herman show I've seen on stage has been invigorating. A very gifted man.
A truly, gifted musical genius. When I would feel "low" I would play a Jerry Herman tune. Never failed to lift my spirits and get me out of my funk. His music was life affirming. He will never be forgotten. RIP Jerry Herman.
CarlosAlberto said: "A truly, gifted musical genius. When I would feel "low" I would play a Jerry Herman tune. Never failed to lift my spirits and get me out of my funk. His music was life affirming. He will never be forgotten. RIP Jerry Herman." I start every morning listening to all or part of any one of my DOLLY recordings. ( I call it my Daily Dose of DOLLY). It sets my day up on a positive note.
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