Lyricist Alan Jay Lerner (1918-86) and composer Frederick Loewe (1901-88) wrote some of the most successful musical shows on Broadway and in motion-picture history: Brigadoon, My Fair Lady, Camelot, Gigi, and Paint Your Wagon. They worked with stars such as Rex Harrison, Julie Andrews, Richard Burton, Audrey Hepburn, Louis Jourdan, and Robert Goulet. Lerner was raised on Park Avenue, attended Choate and Harvard, lost sight in one eye from a boxing injury, and was legendary for his eight marriages and countless affairs on the side. Loewe was born in Vienna and in 1925 came to New York, where he played piano in silent-movie theaters. After a brief career as a boxer and then as a Montana cowboy, he returned to New York and to songwriting.
In The Musical Worlds of Lerner and Loewe, Gene Lees has fashioned a readable, in-depth portrait of two creative talents: how they met and joined forces to create some of the finest musical theater, and also how marriages, legendary affairs, addictions, and backstage friction affected their art in many surprising ways.
The acclaimed music critic and journalist Gene Lees is a four-time winner of the ASCAP-Deems Taylor Award and a recipient of the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Jazz Journalists Association. His sixteen books include You Can't Steal a Gift: Dizzy, Clark, Milt, and Nat, available in a Bison Books edition.
Groundbreaking book explores the power of etiquette and netiquette for today's teens. The Modern Teen's Etiquette Playbook empowers teenagers with essential social skills for the 21st century, both offline and online.
Get ready for the release of the 2023 Broadway cast recording of 'Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street.' This Grammy Award-nominated album will be available on CD on December 15 and on vinyl in March 2024.
In a world where the Grim Reaper walks among us, author Eric Swett's latest urban fantasy novel, A Murder of Wizards: Apocalypse Rising: Year 2, follows the fallen angel as he battles a serial killer with a sinister agenda targeting wizards.
Unlock the truth about immigration policies in 'Global Entry,' a compelling exploration of cause and effect. Discover the consequences of open border immigration policies in the United States in this thought-provoking book by Robert Fay.
Barnes & Noble will welcome New York Times bestselling author and living legend, Barbra Streisand, for a live, virtual discussion of MY NAME IS BARBRA, the long-awaited memoir by the superstar of stage, screen, recordings, and television.
Get into the Christmas spirit with the highly anticipated studio cast album 'Humbug' by composer Philip David Stern. Experience the enchanting musical adaptation of Charles Dickens' masterpiece, featuring Broadway talent and a captivating blend of orchestral, jazz, and musical theater. Visit NYSO's website for more information and an exclusive preview of the album.
Join Nelson Aspen for Happy Hour NYC Book Tour! Celebrate the release of 'Dancing Between the Raindrops,' a wild Coming-of-Age story set in 1980s New York City. Meet the author, enjoy specialty cocktails, and get signed copies of the book. Don't miss this unique event!
Don't miss the kickoff of the national book tour by local author, chef, and Italy travel specialist in Sarasota. Join them for an evening filled with culinary delights, inspiring travel stories, and the chance to uncover the secrets of Italian cuisine.
Discover the long-awaited release of Brent Carver's posthumous album, now available for streaming on various platforms. Fans of the acclaimed actor and singer can finally enjoy his musical talent and commemorate his legacy.